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Monthly electricity consumption of below 300kWh not subject to GST - Mahdzir

Monthly electricity consumption of below 300kWh not subject to GST - Mahdzir
Domestic users who consume below 300kWh of electricity a month will be spared from the GST, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said.
JITRA: Domestic users who consume below 300kWh of electricity a month will be spared from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said.

He said the GST of six per cent would only be imposed on users who consumed more than 300kWh of electricity a month.

The deputy minister said this in response to the allegations that the GST would be imposed on all domestic users of electricity.

"Users must practise wise consumption of electricity and not to waste it unnecessarily," he told reporters after the charity golf tournament organised by Yayasan Kemiskinan Darul Aman (YKDA) at the Darul Aman Golf and Country Resort here Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mahdzir, who is also YKDA chairman, said YKDA was planning to set up the first hemodialysis centre in Padang Terap by end of this year to meet the demand of kidney patients who currently had to seek the treatment in Alor Setar.

"We managed to raise RM480,000 at today's charity golf tournament and this money will be used to purchase five hemodialysis machines for the centre," he said.