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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 2017 : Malaysians are exempted from paying tourism tax for all types of hotels and accommodation premises.

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the tourism tax would instead only be imposed on foreign tourists staying at all types of accommodation premises, at the rate of RM10 per room per night.

He said  the move made showed that the government was receptive to the voice of the people, especially the low and middle-income group, besides wanting to boost domestic tourism.

Mohamed Nazri was replying to a question from Loke Siew Fook (DAP-Seremban) on the latest status of the implementation of tourism tax, in the Dewan Rakyat, here, today.

Previously, he had reportedly stated that only domestic tourists staying at four-star accommodation premises and above would have to pay tourism tax, while no such tax would be imposed for those of three-star and below. – Bernama

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