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Prepaid cards: Only Shabery is mandated to announce - Najib

Prepaid cards: Only Shabery is mandated to announce - Najib
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in his recent twitter post, mandated Ahmad Shabery to take charge of issues involving prepaid cards. - Photo from Najib Razak's Twitter
KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek has been the only one authorised to announce to the public about any latest developments on the prepaid card issue that has become controversial lately.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in a recent Twitter post, stated only Ahmad Shabery mandated to take charge of prepaid cards issues.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan on Friday had advised Malaysian telecommunication companies (telcos) to reinstate the phone top-up prices to the initial rates prior to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 1.
Ahmad Maslan had also urged telcos following the decision that was made in the cabinet meeting on April 3.
He said there should not be any price hike  since the six per cent GST was introduced to replace the six per cent sales and services tax (SST).

Meanwhile, Shabery in his tweet said, he has planned to immediately meet with the parties involved to work in the best interest of the people and nation.

READ: Impossible for prepaid reloads to return to pre-GST rates on May 1 - MCMC


Previously UMNO Youth Exco, Ibdilillah Ishak said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is deemed not in accordance with the instructions of RMCD in resolving the conflict of prepaid cards' prices after one month of implementing GST .

The situation is seen to make society become more confused by the ' fight ' between MCMC and RMCD which is a regulator of the implementation of GST from April 1 .

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