The proposed levy which was announced last November by Transport Minister Anthony Loke was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today, April 8.

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The departure fees, which was tabled by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah, will see to imposing a charge of RM20 on anyone leaving for other Asean member states and RM40 for all other countries.

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The Bill is expected to be enforced in June this year and anyone caught evading the departure levy or assisting others to do so will be liable to a fine not exceeding RM1 million, a five-year jail sentence, or both, if convicted.

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What do you think about this upcoming ruling, guys?

 

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