The increased costs will have a multiplying effect that will affect both businesses and ordinary consumers, says vice-chief Shahril Hamdan.
Those who pay for expensive items by cash, cheque or online methods are benefitting from establishments that impose a surcharge on the few customers who insist on using credit cards.
Tour and travel agents association says it would be better to abolish the MDR or reduce the rate for large amounts.
Retail association and consumer group urge banks and credit card companies to revoke errant retailers' debit and credit card payment facilities.
The central bank advises consumers forced to pay the surcharges to lodge a complaint with their respective banks or payment card issuers.
National Water Services Commission chairman Liang Teck Meng tells Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to ‘fight his own battles’and show the letter so that the public can decide who is right.
Consumers need to be mindful that electricity rebates will not continue forever and must brace for possible imposition of a surcharge, says Energy Commission acting CEO Azhar Omar.
SPAN chairman says the letter will prove who really wants to implement a ‘broad and big increase’ in water rates, separate from a water conservation surcharge in Penang.