SINGAPORE — Malaysia is set to introduce a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of RM20 (S$7.55) for foreign vehicles from the middle of next year, and Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) said today (Dec 22) it is studying the fee and will respond “in due course”.
“We are studying the new levy, and will decide on our response in due course,” said a ministry spokesperson. “We note among other things that it will not be uniformly applied at all of Malaysia’s land borders.”
In a New Straits Times report yesterday, Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi was quoted as saying that the VEP will be implemented at the Causeway and Second Link, before being introduced at borders with Thailand and Brunei.
Mr Aziz said that the government had originally planned to implement the VEP next month, but postponed the launch as preparations had to be done, “including the installation of special devices at the two entry points”.
He added that the move was made in line with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement on the introduction of the VEP fee for foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia from Johor, according to The New Straits Times report. CHANNEL NEWSASIA
all just stop going to JB, settled!