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Consumers have no confidence in GST complaint channel


As the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) approaches, voices of discontent have already begun flooding media channels, social media and coffee-shop talk. A major source of frustrati...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Government

GST – a matter of interpretation


IN 10 more days, Malaysia shall enter into a new era where the price tags that you are familiar with will never be the same. While it is certain that no consumer shall escape from the fate of the Good...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Income Tax, Residential

Analysts reckon property measures will be selective


MORE selective measures on loans to the property sector, among others aimed at curbing speculation, could be in the pipeline judging from the strong lending to the industry and continued elevated home...

 Economy, Interest rate, Bank Negara

Ringgit may touch RM3.75 mark


The ringgit is likely to depreciate further to around RM3.75 next week on a firmer US dollar and weakening commodity prices. Affin Hwang Investment Bank retail research head and vice president Datu...

 Economy, Interest rate, Malaysia currency (MYR)

REHDA: GST will raise house prices by 6.2%


PETALING JAYA: The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Redha) expects property prices to increase by 6.2% once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in on April 1, due to certai...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Residential, Government

32,000 people-friendly homes built since 2002


Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) has built more than 32,948 units of people-friendly homes (RMR) nationwide since 2002, Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan told the Dewan Rakyat. He said to...

 Construction, Government

Amendment to Act 118 to improve legal system on housing


Deputy Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique said the amendments were aimed at improving the legal aspects to enable the National Housing Department and her...

 Developer, Government, Housing development

Residential property market to see growth in Q1


iProperty Group, Asia's online network of property portals, expects the residential property market to see growth in the first quarter of this year despite the goods and services tax (GST) implementat...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Real Estate Agents

Illegal Agents Take More Than 3 Per Cent In Transaction Fee -- MIEA


KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 (Bernama) -- Illegal real estate agents take more than three per cent in transaction fee, said Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) president, Siva Shanker. Siva said t...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Real Estate Agents

New Housing Procedures To Be Implemented March 13 - DBKL


KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (Bernama) -- New procedures on plans consideration, additional guidelines and house renovation will be implemented starting next Friday (March 13), said Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk ...