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S’porean child paid S$15,000 carbon emissions tax for bringing electric animal ride for spin

Posted on 10 March 2016

She intends to call Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong personally to ask why.


A six-year-old Singaporean child was made to pay a S$15,000 carbon emissions tax.

This after she brought her electric animal ride for a spin.

The Land Transport Authority said in response that the carbon emissions tax was imposed as the electric animal ride was a second-hand used vehicle and was less efficient compared to a brand new one.

Moreover, Singapore is the only country in the world that requires one to pay electricity bill and be taxed for using the electricity because it is used to power a vehicle.

The six-year-old girl, Hua Qia, said she is not letting this matter rest: “I will personally call Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to ask why this is the case.”

“Shouldn’t Singapore support the use of electric vehicles? Why am I penalised for picking the green option?”

“And why am I paying electricity bills and paying a tax just because I am powering an electric vehicle?”

“If that’s the case, shouldn’t people who use electric wheelchairs to get around be taxed too?”

So old some more, not efficient already. Majulah.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Thursday, March 10, 2016






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