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Kitingan presses ministers to reclaim 40% of departure tax

STAR president says the federal government is bound by the constitution to return 40% of the revenue collected from Sabah.

Departure levy to be charged from Sept 1 as scheduled

The transport minister says the Cabinet has decided on the matter.

Credit ratings still strong despite govt debt, says Guan Eng

The finance minister addresses concern over borrowing of RM58.1 billion in the first half of this year.

Lawyer takes govt to court over departure levy

R Kengadharan says any form of tax imposed on those who wish to travel abroad is a violation of the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution.

Sarawak minister says departure levy on land and sea travellers too

But finance ministry says the levy is only for air travel.

Putrajaya still ignoring our voice, says Shafie on VC appointment

The chief minister Shafie Apdal says Putrajaya still has the tendency to do things without consultation.

Air travellers to be charged RM8 to RM150 in departure levy...

The rates will depend on the destination and whether or not passengers are flying economy class.

Don’t replace tourism tax with departure levy, says Sarawak minister

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says at least the tourism tax sees 50% of revenue collection given to individual states.

Study implications before having departure levy, says Matta

Its president, Tan Kok Liang, warns that this may affect tourist arrivals and make Malaysia a less competitive destination.

Departure levy likely to start after haj season in September

Deputy Finance Minister Amirudin Hamzah says the Cabinet will discuss suggestions to charge passengers according to which class they are flying.

Consult us before imposing departure levy, urges tourism group

Mita president Uzaidi Udanis says industry players are still in the dark as there is no information on the exact mechanism of implementation.

Departure levy unlikely to impact traffic growth, says airports operator

MAHB group CEO says even with departure levy, airport charges are still among lowest in the region.

Success of departure levy depends on how it’s collected, says analyst

Phua Lee Kerk says outsourcing the job will only reduce levels of collection.

Levy will reduce number of passengers flying out by 835,000 yearly

The International Air Transport Association says the levy will also decrease the aviation sector’s GDP contribution by up to RM1.7 billion and see the loss of 5,300 jobs.

Delay departure levy by 6 months, says Matta

The association says travel agents and others need time to get used to the mechanism.

Departure levy bill passed in the Dewan Rakyat

The proposed law imposes between RM20 and RM40 on those leaving the country.

MPs raise concerns over proposed departure levy

They say it will burden pilgrims and those who go overseas to work.

Departure levy will hurt tourism, says Matta, minister disagrees

The body representing travel agents says tourist arrivals in neighbouring countries are ahead of Malaysia.

Spend departure levy on aviation industry, govt urged

Maybank Kim Eng analyst Mohsin Aziz says government can collect close to RM900 million in departure levy annually.

New departure levy could cost tourism RM1.8 billion, says think tank

IDEAS says the new levy of RM20 for those flying to Asean countries and RM40 for other international destinations will affect Malaysia's 'competitive advantage'.

Be clear about behavioural taxes’ objectives, govt told

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) vice-chancellor Noor Azlan Ghazali says the government needs to decide if the objective is to change behaviour or gain revenue.

MAHB to work closely with Putrajaya on departure levy

The airport operator says all aeronautical charges are regulated and are the prerogative of the government.