High Court rules Sabah, Sarawak can impose sales tax on petroleum products


Dateline 2020-03-13, FMT:

The High Court today ruled that Sabah and Sarawak have the right under the Federal Constitution to impose sales tax on petroleum products.

High Court Judge Azahari Kamal Ramli dismissed the leave application for judicial review by Petronas to declare the Sarawak state sales tax null and void.

Petronas had claimed that some parts of the state’s Sales Tax Ordinance 1998, which require the national oil company to pay the 5% sales tax on petroleum products to Sarawak, were unconstitutional.

The company’s lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar argued that the notice of assessment issued by the Sarawak government to Petronas seeking payment of the tax on petroleum products was therefore invalid.

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