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Lawyer: Sarawak must get Putrajaya’s nod for tourism tax exemption

Lawyer: Sarawak must get Putrajaya’s nod for tourism tax exemption

BY BOO SU-LYN
June 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 ― Sarawak should get an exemption from the finance minister on the tourism tax if the state does not want to implement it on July 1 as scheduled, according to lawyer New Sin Yew. Section 9 of the Tourism Tax Bill 2017 states that the finance minister may exempt any operator from collecting the tourism tax, he said. “I think the way forward for the Sarawak state government is to request that the finance minister exempt operators in Sarawak from tourism tax... Read more

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