Hear what our PM said:
PM: RM50 for credit card not a big deal
HUA HIN: Describing Budget 2010 as “painless”, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the people should not complain about the Government’s decision to impose a RM50 annual service tax on principal credit and charge cards.
Instead, the Prime Minister said they should look at the overall benefits offered by the Govern-ment in the Budget.
“They are getting the RM1,000 tax relief and those paying tax at 27% will now pay 26%.
“So, they get two (relief measures) and only have to pay RM50 (per credit card). Don’t tell me they cannot pay RM50?” he said after a meeting at the 15th Asean Summit here yesterday.
I don't normally blog about political stuff. But for this issue, I think I have to highlight this so that we, as a citizen knows what is happening and what needs to be done.
My comment is that it is not RM50 that matter. It is the string of implications following it. I wish the govenment think through rather than trying to solve problem in a simplistic manner.