Sometimes I really feel that this gomen is one kind one lah, you see they passeed the law in the parliament already that the telco would have to pay the 6 % service tax,now they seem are unable to get it from the duty bound party.
And for so many years,I think 13 years or so,the Telcos (DIGI,MAXIS,CELCOM)were kind enough to absorb this 6 % on behalf of the prepaid users,may be at that time due to market conditions and competition(mind you,they still have to pay that tax that goes to the gomen's coffer)but now the gomen sense that,(die lah,die lah,the rakyat no syiok already) and they "kindly asked " the Telcos to halt the implementation for a while.
On the surface,we feel that the gomen is so kind,in helping to lessen the burden on the prepaid users but then again I really think it is not fair to the Telcos in asking them to absorb the tax for another how long,the gomen must make sure that doing business here in this land must be on a fair level playing ground and the gomen must also make sure that there is fairness and openness in the business community.
I know the gomen has the right to impose taxes but you see it must then again must be fair across the board............now how about me asking the gomen to ask the telco to stop charging my post paid service tax? Not fair right? prepaid one,no need to charge, post pay one,must charge,where got meaning like that one?
How about me asking the gomen to waive or reduce the import or the excise duty on imported cars, so that I can drive a brand new BMW at about RM90 K, and how about me asking the gomen to "kindly ask" Astro to reduce their subcription, some more some more, how about reduce the tax on beers,some more some more,reduce the tax on Rolex,Tag Heur,Hugo Boss so that I can afford to buy and look nice nice ma.
And some more some more,I want to ask the gomen to reduce the taxes on my running shoes, my running attire,my running watch too.
Having said that I must attest that we are duty bound to pay taxes (those were passed by law)but I really think they must really be fair to both sides,the business community and the people.
To be fair,as a consumer, we must understand that there are taxes to pay for the goods and services rendered to us.
The above is solely my opinion and you don't have to agree with me
P/S : Tax on fairness,not on favoritism