By Nur Amirah Abd Rani
KUALA LUMPUR, September 11, 2020: After a statement that Malaysians read with disbelief, the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) has lauded the government’s decision not to impose a new tax for online shopping platforms.
This is considered the right decision since the country has had to deal with the economic and financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic since the first infections were detected in the country on January 25.
“Any new taxation mechanism at the moment will affect most online sellers and consumers,” commented Fomca deputy president Mohd. Yusof Abdul Rahman
Yesterday, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia clarified that there was no such plan, after its Deputy Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin had mentioned it a day earlier.
According to Yusof, imposing such a tax would only contradict efforts to develop a cashless society.