Putrajaya still trying to make Sarawak drop petroleum tax, says rep

Desmond Davidson

Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How says Sarawak's 5% sales tax on petroleum products, which is expected to rake in RM4 billion for the state this year, can be used to develop rural areas and infrastructure. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 13, 2019.

PUTRAJAYA continues to try and persuade Sarawak to give up the 5% sales tax on the state’s petroleum products, said Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How.

He said after the last federal-level special cabinet committee meeting to review the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and federal constitution last year, Sarawak agreed to listen to Petronas’ opposition to the tax.

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