Motorists with foreign-registered vehicles entering Johor Bahru from Singapore will have to pay a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of RM20 (S$7.55) from the middle of next year, reported The New Straits Times on Sunday (Dec 21).

“The Transport Ministry is working out the details of the VEP implementation at the Causeway and the Second Link, before it is enforced,” the newspaper quoted Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi as saying on Saturday.

He also said the introduction of VEP at Malaysia’s borders with Thailand and Brunei will be announced when the implementation in Johor is completed and running smoothly, reported The New Straits Times.

Mr Aziz said that the government had 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 Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement on the introduction of the VEP fee for foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia from Johor, reported The New Straits Times.

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