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Byline: Rupinder Singh
CONSTRUCTION players want the government to immediately exempt imposition of the new stamp duty as the sector is grappling with escalating cost.
"We cannot wait any longer. The matter has become very serious now," Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM) president Ng Kee Leen told newsmen in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
MBAM said the exemption should be for all service agreements including construction contracts of all types including consultancy contracts, operations and maintenance contracts, maintenance contract projects, and facilities management services contracts.
MBAM feels that construction contracts are not service …