Prepaid users, rejoice!
The price of all telco prepaid reloads will go back to pre-GST pricing from May 1st. This means that a RM10 top-up would remain at RM10 instead of RM10.60.
Initially, the government announced that prices of reload cards would be maintained after the GST, as the tax replaces the Sales and Services Tax (SST) which is also 6%.
Previously, the SST was absorbed into the price of reload cards. However, telcos went ahead to charge the 6% GST on top of the reload card prices after GST kicked off on April 1st.