Cigarette prices going up by 30 sen from tomorrow

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Cigarette prices will be going up 30 sen effective tomorrow, to factor in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia said it had been absorbing the consumption tax up till today.“The price revision is to take into account the GST. The company has been absorbing the GST subsequent to its implementation on April 1,” BAT Malaysia managing director Stefano Clini said in a statement.The 6 percent GST was introduced by the government as a means to increase tax revenue.Critics of the tax have said it burdens the lower income groups, who will have to pay the same amount of tax as the rich to purchase goods.The revised cigarette prices, effective Monday are as follows:

Dunhill range RM13.80
Kent range RM13.80
Benson & Hedges RM13.80
Peter Stuyvesant range RM12.30
Pall Mall range RM12.30
Lucky Strike Plain RM14.30

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