The communications and multimedia ministry says no discussions have been held yet on the proposal to impose a service charge of 20 sen for online purchases.
In a statement, it said an explanation was needed following the announcement by its deputy minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin in Kelantan on Tuesday.
Zahidi had said that the ministry was planning to impose a service charge of 20 sen for online purchases of between RM200 and RM1,000.
He also said the money collected would be used to improve the communication security system to prevent cyber intrusions.
“The ministry would like to clarify that there has been no discussion on the imposition of a 20 sen service charge on users for online purchases below RM1,000 or an additional 20 sen for the next RM1,000 worth of purchases,” it said.