Decision on tourism tax to be announced tomorrow — CM

MIRI: The official decision on the tourism tax will be announced after the State Cabinet meeting tomorrow.

Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said this after a briefing on the road and installation of LED signage project at the Sungai Tujuh Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Centre near here yesterday.

“I have met with the Prime Minister and I will brief the Cabinet on the 22nd,” he said.

The federal government had recently decided to impose the tourism tax on hotel accommodation at the rates of between RM2.50 and RM20 per room per night with effect from July 1, which had caused a squabble between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and the Sarawak and Sabah state governments.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, however, said last Friday that the issue had now been resolved.

Source: The Borneo Post

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