KUALA LUMPUR: Road tax for imported cars with special features for the disabled may be abolished.
The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has made a proposal to the Finance Ministry to abolish the road tax in Budget 2009.
At present, only local cars used by the disabled are exempted from road tax.
"In our dialogues with the disabled community, it was suggested that imported cars specially equipped to meet the needs of the disabled should be exempted from road tax," said minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen.
"The disabled community also proposed that import duties for the hydraulic equipment to lift wheelchairs in and out of the vehicles be waived."
On another matter, Dr Ng said that the Public Service Department application forms for the disabled to apply for government jobs were ready.
They will be distributed next week to associations representing the disabled community.
The government announced last month that it would hire 10,200 disabled people, a figure representing one per cent of the 1.2 million-strong civil service workforce.
Earlier, Ng presented aid to two families whose houses were destroyed in a fire in Jalan Tiga, off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, last Friday.
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