MALAYSIA THREATENS TO IMPLEMENT DAILY VEP FEE ON S'POREANS

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According to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysia might start to charge Singaporean motorists Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees of SGD35 (RM109) on a daily basis if Singapore goes ahead with its plan to increase reciprocal road charge (RRC) on foreign-registered cars entering the island.

Singapore intends to levy SGD6.40 (RM20) from 15 February onwards to mirror Malaysia’s newly-implemented road charge.

Foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore are currently paying a road charge, daily VEP fees, toll charges and fixed ERP fees upon departure from Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoints.

“If they (Singapore) insist on it (imposing the RRC) and do not reconsider their decision, we may be forced to implement the VEP policy practised by Singapore,” Liow was quoted as saying.

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