Some are getting confused that this is SERVICE TAX (like Sales Tax), both of which have been replaced by this new GST - Get a better understanding - follow this link - Stop interfering with workers' service charge - it is NOT the old service tax or sales tax now replaced by GST?
Well, it all seem to have started when one Deputy Minister started by directing attention to this service charge, and even suggested customers may not have to pay this ...then we have 2 PKR MPs talking about a private member's bill (PKR MPs, Sim Tze Tzin and Manivannan, being anti-worker? Use worker entitlement for cleanliness courses?), and recently there was report of a DAP MP refusing to pay service charge (http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/04/13/Tanjong-MP-refuses-to-pay-service-charge/) . We expect better from our MPs - and depriving workers at hotels/restaurants of their 'tips' - which in Malaysia comes as service charge is shameful. I believe these Opposition MPs fell into the 'trap' set by that Deputy Minister - a good tactic to divert opposition to GST by focussing anger towards workers' service charge. Hopefully, these MPs have apologized and clarified matters... or will ego keep them n this path towards what....abolition of 'service charge' in Malaysia????
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