Some say sacrifices have to be made, and lifestyle changes after consumption taxes are changed
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (xinhua) — many malaysians have no choice but to tighten their belts and change their lifestyles after the GST was implemented in April last year.
“When we talked about the goods and services tax, I just finished SPM, and I actually knew that my family could not afford my education fee,” he said.
“I want to continue studying, but now I have to worry about helping my family,” he said.
Optimistic that the economy will recover, liu said he hopes that the goods and services tax collected so far will be taken advantage of by the government.
Nur Akmah Jambol, a 38-year-old primary school teacher, said GST gave her financial pressure.
“I buy the same amount of groceries from the same market, but now it costs more. “That’s ridiculous,” she said.
Nur ackerma, a travel lover, says she has stopped traveling abroad.
“My family and I used to go to Indonesia and Thailand for our holidays, but now we have to go on a local tour,” she said.
However, Nur Akmah says her economic situation has not kept her at night.
“I’m not worried because I’m making good money. “I feel bad for people from low-income backgrounds,” she said.
Despite giving up his love of food, 27-year-old Azuwan Adam says he still can’t save.
“Now I only go to marmak’s, but my wallet shrinks every month. ‘I don’t know where my money has gone,’ he said.
Mr. Azuwang says he doesn’t mind lifestyle changes, but doesn’t understand why basic foods are also taxed.
“I understand whether luxury goods are taxed, but food and drink should not be taxed, which is a basic necessity.”
Moon Chai, a 22-year-old sales consultant, said she welcomed the GST despite the financial burden.
“I have to sacrifice a bit of luxury, such as shopping and dining with friends, but it has taught me how to manage my money more wisely,” she said.
Mr. Chai said malaysians should stop complaining and adopt a more positive attitude to the consumption tax.
“You can make a fuss about it, or act like a mature citizen and contribute to our economy,” she said.
“It’s just the two of us now, so it doesn’t matter. I don’t know what we would do if we had kids. “Said the assistant bank manager.
Rebecca’s positive economy will return to the consumption tax collected so far.
“I’m not sure where the money came from, but I believe the government will be more transparent to ensure that the economy improves,” she said.