Published: 27 February 2023
Mr Yip Hon Weng: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the last three years, how many criminal offences are reported to the police arising from illegal carpooling, beyond the offence of offering an illegal hitch ride; (b) for these offences, what are the five common crimes; and (c) whether these crimes are under-reported given the illegal nature of unregulated carpooling.
Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development:
1. Mr Speaker, Sir, the Police do not track whether a criminal offence is associated with, and/or committed within the context of illegal carpooling. As such, we are unable to comment if such crimes are under-reported.