Why taxing sugar, not soda, makes more sense

Why taxing sugar, not soda, makes more sense By Hafidz Baharom While the government continues to talk about a need to introduce new taxes in Malaysia, it seems too keen to just implement a soda tax rather than do an all round sugar tax instead. Why? Well, perhaps they are more keen to tax the … Continue reading Why taxing sugar, not soda, makes more sense

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A sugar tax makes sense – a soda tax doesn’t

By Hafidz Baharom I was intrigued by the suggestion of Tony Pua to tax sodas, even if his line of reasoning that the “Bottom 40” income group “do not need to drink Coke”. If we want to go into technicalities, nobody really needs to drink Coke regardless of their income levels. It is pretty much … Continue reading A sugar tax makes sense – a soda tax doesn’t