(Aug 16): The PH Government is considering imposing a soda tax to boost its coffers.
Tony Pua, DAP MP and special officer to the Finance Minister, said a soda tax is among the new taxes being considered by the Government.
Malaysiakini reported that he said the move would not burden the low-income earners in the B40 group.
"For example, if we want to implement a soda tax, like a tax on Coca-Cola, it has two components.
"Firstly, it can generate some revenue for the government. It also does not burden the B40 group as they don't need to drink Coca-Cola.