September 1, 2017

Tourism Tax to Start from 1st September 1

Tourists and hoteliers were in a limbo the past two months as confusion loomed around the much talked about tourism tax and the date of its implementation. The Tourism and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has finally confirmed that the government has decided to enforce the tourism tax from 1st September 2017. The good news is local tourists and permanent residents will be exempted from paying the tax and

How Should Employers Treat Public Holidays? 2

Whenever you think of a public holiday, you will dream of beautiful beaches and the sunset or even embark on a road trip with your loved ones. Holidays make everyone happy including the employers. Happiness aside, what’s stirring the employers’ mind is, when it comes to employee’s entitlement to public holidays, how should they treat it? Basically, employers can categorise the public holidays in 3 ways, namely: non-replaceable holidays; replaceable