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Apply zakat policy of rebate to all citizens

M Krishnamoorthy  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The current tax policy is unfair as proceeds from zakat , an Islamic tax, is used exclusively for the development of Muslims through the building of mosques and other amenities, said senator S Ramakrishnan.

The senator, who is also an accounting lecturer, called on the government to be fair to all Malaysians by giving non-Muslims a similar tax rebate like zakat.

Ramakrishnan urged the government to amend the tax legislation so that Malaysians of all religions are treated fairly in the spirit of ‘1Malaysia’ when computing their income tax...

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