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What is SST you may ask?
Sales & Service Tax (SST) (well SST 2.0 today...cause it was first introduced on 29 FEB 1972) is basically a single stage consumption tax, levied, charged and paid on goods manufactured in Malaysia and imported.
If you've been having doubts about the many many inaccurate informations that you've been circulating online, let's put it all to rest cause we have the juice on items & services that are exempted from SST, directly from Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng!
Let's get on to the good stuff; here's the list:
"HOORAY!" says all chefs and bakers out there... and even all you Butter-lovers. Like the saying goes, "Butter makes everything Better!"
2. Chili/Tomato Sauce
Rejoice cause we know you guys need these -- especially when you're enjoying your McD fries. If you "that's not true", we'll just roll our eyes at you HAHA!
OH THANK GAWD!!!! Forget ketchup and chili sauce, cause this is way more important! All us working-people, we can breathe a whole lot easier now...
4. Dairy Products
It may not affect those of you lactose-intolerant peeps, but for most of us who love CHEESE on our pasta and MILK with our cereal, our meals will just taste a heck-lot better!
Fun Fact: Did you know that 'Popcorn' is the only snack that is 100% unprocessed grain? So yeah, your movie-snack will not be affected by GST, and neither will your other faves like rice, quinoa, wholemeal bread, etc...
When you head over to your favourite kopitiam spot for breakfast, remember to say "Boss, roti bakar with EXTRA Kaya ya!" Trust me, every bite is like an orgasmic experience.
Gym-goers will be happy about this - cause this source of protein will not go up in price (at least for now...). We can enjoy something else other than just chicken! Hehe
If you're not a fan of coffee, tea is also not affected by SST, so YAY for that too. Who can resist a good cup of Iced Lemon Tea on a hot day kan?
Vegetarians and chill now knowing that they wouldn't have to pay more than they already do for tofu...Though, would this be a sign for people to try stinky tofu then? After all, no excuse since tak naik harga right?
10. Ambulance Service
In time of need, you don't have to worry about having to pay more to call for an emergency aid. Thank you government! Ni la baru 'top notch' service...
Who needs a car when you're travelling short distance? You don't need petrol or a parking lot... just stamina and energy to get from point A to point B. Plus, cycling is a great activity to do with friends and family over the weekend! #livinghealthy
12. Construction Materials
This would include sand, bricks and cement. Great news is that this will lower the cost of construction - so probably, we'll be seeing more developments soon.
13. Medical Consultation
Not like medical fees are not expensive enough, so it's good that there will be no added cost on the 'already-pricey' consultation with your Doc. Thumbs up for that...
Speaking of seeing your doctor, SST will also not affect the cost of meds that you have to get...not like we want to purposely buy more pills right...
If you've always wanted to get a bike, there's no time like the present. With no SST added, this would make most people switch from cars to your 'way cooler' form of transportation. However, take note that this is only for motorcycles BELOW 250CC. #noHarleysforyou