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PwC Malaysia's experienced team of tax consultants can help you stay on track for GST. They will engage you in conversation to find out what your business needs are, equip you with the know-how in managing your GST compliance and minimising your GST risk, as well as recommend next steps to address the new challenges and explore the opportunities that GST brings.

Raja Kumaran
Executive Director

Raja currently leads the Indirect Tax Advisory Group at PwC Malaysia. A former member of the MOF/Customs Sales and Service Tax (SST) team tasked to formulate a national value-added tax system in the 90s, he has worked with major clients on GST assignments. Raja has assisted several organisations to forward feedback and suggestions on GST implications to the Tax Review Panel. He has also represented PwC in consultations with the Tax Review Panel on the proposed draft GST Legislation.

Yap Lai Han
Executive Director

Lai Han provides indirect taxes and GST advisory to clients and has been involved in several major GST implementation assignments. She assists clients and trade associations in making representations on GST to the Tax Review Panel.

Nicolaos Giannopoulos
Executive Director

Nick has been with PwC Malaysia for over six years and has assisted Malaysian clients across a range of industries to implement GST. He specialises in insurance, banking & finance and property & construction and has assisted clients with numerous submissions to various bodies such as the Government regulators of banking and Finance and insurance, Royal Malaysian Customs and the Ministry of Finance (Tax Review Panel) regarding GST technical and interpretational matters and the impact of GST to various industries. Nick also brings extensive knowledge and experience in GST work from his work with the  Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Wan Heng Choon
Senior Executive Director

Wan has over 28 years of experience and is the GST advisor to insurance and banking associations. He has also assisted the associations in making representations to the Tax Review Panel, as well as advised and assisted companies in various industries on indirect tax matters including rules of customs and sales tax valuation, classification of goods as well as customs matters such as drawback, refund, free zone, warehousing, and import duty and sales exemption applications to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA). Wan's portfolio of GST clients encompasses a wide range of industries including automotive, media, technology, banking and finance, insurance, property development, education, healthcare as well as infrastructure.

Dato' Tan Kwong Jin
Tax Advisor

Dato’ Tan has worked for the Royal Malaysian Customs Department for 32 years and brings with him extensive and valuable experience in all customs operational matters e.g. internal taxes, import/export, warehousing and enforcement. Throughout his career with the Royal Customs, he held various positions, amongst which were Deputy Head, Preventive Division for Sabah, Head of Internal Taxes (sales tax, service tax and excise) for Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Head of Industries/Free Zones Division in Customs HQ and Deputy Head of Preventive Division for Kuala Lumpur. His last posting before retirement was as National Director of Enforcement, Putrajaya.

Nora Aida Sulaiman
Managing Consultant

Nora has been with PwC for 20 years and has experience in indirect tax investigation, customs valuation matters, tariff classification, evaluating suitable indirect tax incentives for business entities, due diligence review and application for licences applicable under indirect tax. She has serviced a wide range of clients in the manufacturing, trading sector, automotive, telecommunications, broadcasting, property development, financial institutions and information technology. Since the announcement of GST for Malaysia in 2005, Nora's experience in GST implementation assistance projects for clients include those in the manufacturing, trading, broadcasting and financial services industry which includes three commercial banks.

Tim Simpson
Managing Consultant

Tim has been working on GST in Malaysia for more than four years and has managed GST projects in various industries including insurance, banking and finance, entertainment and media, property and construction, manufacture and trading, oil and gas and consumer products. He also works closely with several industries associations on their lobbying approach to the customs authorities. Tim has also presented GST educational courses in various settings, including industry specific awareness sessions and public GST seminars, and is a published author on GST and GST implementation issues in the Malaysian national press. 

Vishvarubee Dharmarajasingam
Senior Consultant

Rubee has more than nine years experience in management consulting and project management with in-depth exposure in the areas of system development and implementation, change management and business process re-engineering. She picked up GST technical knowledge throughout her last 18 months with PwC while managing several major GST implementation projects. Prior to joining PwC, Rubee had worked for multinational companies and leading local bank managing large projects from ground zero towards the project completion within the agreed time frame from both parties successfully.

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Nur Haslinda Harun
Senior Consultant

Haslinda has been with PwC Malaysia for over five years and her current role is to assist and advise clients in indirect tax matters ranging from sales tax, service tax, customs duties and GST for various sectors such as property development and construction, manufacturing and trading, oil and gas, telecommunications, plantation, hotels and other services industries. She also has experience in project management as she managed several GST projects in the past 18 months. Haslinda has assisted clients in the project management activities which includes developing implementation plans, project team structure, tools and templates as well as providing implementation support throughout the projects. Prior to joining PwC, Haslinda has 2 years working experience in Financial Management, assisting firms in Australia in preparing and interpreting financial reports.

Geeta Balakrishnan
Senior Consultant

Geeta joined the Indirect Tax Advisory Group at PwC Malaysia in December 2014. A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Geeta brings with her experiences from seven years of chartered accountancy and business advisory in New Zealand. Her background lends to her practical and commercial approach to GST issues in Malaysia. In her time here she has supported clients namely in the oil and gas, manufacturing, retailing, telecommunications and property sectors with the implementation of GST. 

Kevin Ong
Senior Consultant

Kevin has over 5 years of practical working knowledge and experience of providing assistance in indirect tax matters in Malaysia. His experience includes serving various local and multinational clients in advisory and compliance work in relation to indirect tax matters ranging from sales and service tax, customs and excise duties as well as GST for various industries such as manufacturing and trading, hotel and other service industries. He has also assisted various manufacturing companies in obtaining import duty/sales tax exemption from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority which results in duty/tax savings for clients.

Hanim Hizan
Senior Consultant

Hanim has more than 3 years’ experience in Malaysian GST. She has managed various GST project implementation exercises for companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, transportation and manufacturing. Her experience includes advising and supporting clients in the preparation of GST returns, post review of GST returns as well as submissions of clarification and lobby papers to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. Hanim has assisted and presented GST training and workshop sessions for clients under her purview. This includes GST technical training and budget updates. She also has four years prior working experience in corporate tax compliance and advisory, both in New Zealand and Malaysia. Hanim is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.