Budget 2014: Mixed reaction to Government's plan to implement GST

Budget 2014: Mixed reaction to Government's plan to implement GST

PETALING JAYA - There is mixed reaction to the Government's plan to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April 2015.

Chilis restaurant manager Francis Xavier Joseph, 26, believes that even though the GST would affect the food and beverage industry, it was still the best way to improve the economy.

"We will lose out, as many people will not want to dine out. This will affect our sales and cost.

"But as an ordinary person, I think it's better for the Government to take such action so that its revenue will be stable and this will improve our economy," he said.

Restaurant manager Chong Suk Yin, 24, feels that the GST would be tough on the lower income groups.

"The Government should be helping the poor, and implementing the GST is not helping them," she said.

Alyssa Phoon, 30, believes that GST should not have been implemented.

"Everything that you need to pay will include GST," lamented the mother of two.

Phoon also believes that the budget was not evenly distributed to society.

Andy Tan, a father of two, meanwhile lauded the move to cut the sugar subsidy.

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