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MIA holds GST Conference 2014




(L- R)- Chester Leong, Danny Choong, Johan Idris, Dato’ Subromaniam Tholasy, Morrie Cheng, Ng Sue Lynn and Aaron Charles Lavell


The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) recently organised the GST Conference 2014 on 17th July 2014 at the Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur.

With less than a year to go before the Goods and Services Tax or GST comes into effect, the conference is a great platform for finance leaders and tax practitioners from other neighbouring countries to share knowledge, techniques and strategies on how to integrate GST into an organisation while aligning with its business objectives.

At the welcome address of the GST Conference 2014 MIA President Johan Idris said MIA will continue to work closely with the Government in facilitating the GST implementation exercise. The GST is one of a valuable source to ensure that our tax system become more effective, efficient, transparent and business-friendly.

The speakers at the conference were Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Director of Customs, GST Division, Dato’ Subromaniam Tholasy; Hong Kong-based Asia Sun Life Financial, Head of Tax and Accounting, Morrie Cheng; Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad, CFO, Danny Choong; Australia-based WMS Chartered Accountants, Partner, Aaron Charles Lavell; Singapore-based Boardroom Limited, Head of Tax Services, Chester Leong and Singapore-based RSM Chio Lim LLP, Director, GST Services, Richard Ong.

The other speakers were KPMG Tax Services, Executive Director, Indirect Tax, Ng Sue Lynn, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Senior Associate, Siti Fatimah Mohd Shahrom and, IBM Malaysia, CFO, Wong Chiun Chiek.

There was also a GST post-conference workshop for SMEs on day-2, which was facilitated by YYC GST Consultants, Partner, Yap Shin Siang.

The two-day event was attended by more than 250 participants.