Will we see any tourism tax money, asks Sarawak minister

Desmond Davidson

Tourism is an important money spinner in Sarawak and the state says Putrajaya should not simply collect taxes from its tourists. – AFP pic, June 8, 2017.

SARAWAK is worried that it will not see any of the money collected from the new tourism tax bill, said a state minister. 

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told The Malaysian Insight that he is concerned whether proceeds from the tax will be funnelled back to the state.

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  • Sabah and Sarawak should not allow Malaya to collect any new taxes in their jurisdictions. The Sabah and Sarawak assemblies should act. They should also take away the power of Malays to col continue to collect taxes in their jurisdictiond.

    Posted 6 years ago by Joe Fernandez