Friday, August 03, 2007

Monkeys No Exemptions?



Tax exemptions for flying flag during Merdeka

The Government will give tax exemptions to hotels, shopping complexes and offices for expenditure incurred for flying the Malaysian flag during the 50th Independence celebration, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal.

"I am disappointed that not many flags are up yet," he said adding that businesses need not wait until Aug 17, when the Government is to launch the flag-flying event.

Shafie said that the Ministry had also spoken with the management of Tenaga Nasional Bhd to give businesses special rates for the extra use of electricity.

read more about it here: The Star.
maybe malaysiakini also.

4 comments:

SK said...

LOL! I thought monkey with flag should get 200% tax exemption? ;-)

Wattahack? said...

it only states corps so normal citizens and monkeys no chance ...

zewt said...

the inland revenue board will come out with a ruling that is rather... well... better not say it.

Zawi said...

Its almost like 'twisting their arms' to make them fly the flag. I guess its not the lack of patriotism that made them not keen to fly it, more as a form of protest at the way this country is run.
Mean while individuals will refrain from flying the flag too as a form of protest. Even in small towns of Kelantan, the flags are almost absent with just a smattering of them flying it looking like a sore thumb.