Service charge used by businesses for their staff, not paid to govt — Chong

Chong Chieng Jen

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, March 23: Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen today clarified that service charge imposed by businesses, including eateries, is not paid to the government.

“Service charge is not paid to the government. It is charged by business operators for their staff to supplement their salaries,” Chong told DayakDaily today.

He was asked to comment on a receipt, dated today, that has gone viral. The receipt shows an eatery in KLIA2 imposing 10 per cent service charge and six per cent SST (sales and services tax).

The receipt showing an eatery at KLIA2 charging 10 per cent service charge and six per cent SST.

Chong stressed that only the six per cent listed as SST would be paid to the government.


“Only six per cent goes to the government. The 10 per cent service charge is pursuant to a general collective agreement by the industry for the staff,” said Chong. — DayakDaily