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Arbitrary Rule Change To RPGT

How arbitrary rule change affects house buying decision As a foreigner buying a house in Malaysia, what are the important factors to consider when making that decision? There are many important factors to consider such as: #1 top of the list is will we have arbitrary rule change governing foreigners buying Malaysia properties. #2 what…

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Be Careful On Immigration Matters

Good to be careful always From many of my earlier postings, the moral of the story is to be careful when it comes to immigration matters or dealing with Malaysia Immigration. This is especially so with foreigners such as Singaporeans. Singaporeans are by and large more trusting and also more affluent. They make good victims.…

perils of losing durian plantation

Perils Of Losing Durian Plantation

Perils faced by durian plantation owners Lately there are bad news from Raub, in the state of Pahang, the place of many “Musang king” durian plantations. These local owners are facing the perils of losing their plantations. The plantation is all their hard work and labor over the years. By changing rules arbitrary, a claimant…

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A Bad Case For The 7% Retention Sum For RPGT

How the 7% retention sum came about The 7% retention sum is part of the tax obligation for foreigners selling Malaysia property. In my previous post, I have mentioned that this is a new amendment law to the RPGT by the ex-Finance Minister, Mr Lim Guan Eng in 2018 when he was newly elected then.…

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RPGT and Retention Sum Policy and Refund

RPGT and Retention Sum policy Real Property Gain Tax (RPGT) and Retention Sum policy was a trap for foreigner who bought properties in Malaysia. Its aim is to make foreigners lose their hard-earned money to help the Malaysia coffers that had been depleted. I had written two earlier posts that explained on the RPGT here…

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RPGT Retention Sum Abuses Foreign Investors

RPGT retention sum abuses foreign investors is written for foreigner disposing Malaysia property. It is especially so when relating to residency, investments, taxes and bureaucracy. You will be guided through what is RPGT Malaysia LHDN. Writing from my experiences and encounters with LHDN, I laid out the facts to support my unpleasant experience. At the…