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Old Apr 2nd 2018, 7:55 am
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Default Newspaper article: "New rates for vehicle registrations ..."

I found this newspaper article today in the Star:
(I quote the portion which I consider is of most interest to regular readers of this forum)
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nati...from-april-16/

Foreigners will have to pay higher rates for vehicle registration, ownership transfers and their probationary and competent driving licenses (PDL and CDL respectively) from April 16 onwards.
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Likewise, vehicles other than motorcycles with 1,500cc engine capacities and below, which are currently charged RM150 and RM60 in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia respectively will also see {registration fee} charges raised to RM350 and RM120.

Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said the move to increase the rates for foreigners was justified as Malaysian vehicle ownership rates were increasing, and some of the vehicles were owned by foreigners.

“A lot of foreigners are living here, we have our My Second Home programme where they are exempted from taxes on their vehicle,” said Ab Aziz.

He added that as foreigners residing here, they could not enjoy all the same benefits as citizens.

The same treatment was applied to Malaysians overseas, he said.

The deputy minister added that the rate increase is estimated to increase government revenue by up to RM31mil annually without burdening citizens.
Clearly someone has forgotten that the "tax free car" program for MM2H has been scrapped already.

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Old Apr 2nd 2018, 10:12 am
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Default Re: Newspaper article: "New rates for vehicle registrations ..."

Originally Posted by SushiFan
I found this newspaper article today in the Star:
(I quote the portion which I consider is of most interest to regular readers of this forum)
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nati...from-april-16/


Clearly someone has forgotten that the "tax free car" program for MM2H has been scrapped already.
And a lot of foreigners are NOT MM2H 😒
And as foreigners there’s a lot of citizenship benefits that we don’t enjoy. And our countries don’t charge Malaysians higher taxes because they are not citizens.
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