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Sales and Service Tax (SST) for cigarettes has been gazetted at 10% as of Aug 29, and this will cause the prices of cigarette to increase.

British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT) managing director Erik Stoel said the company is concerned about the impact that the 10% SST will have on the cigarette industry, given the high incidence of illegal cigarettes.

 

He urged the Government to re-consider an SST increase on tobacco products "in light of these high levels of illegal cigarette trade [...]