M'SIAN TRANSPORT MINISTER THREATENS TO CHARGE $35 VEP IF S'PORE DO NOT RECONSIDER $6.40 RRC

In response to Singapore's decision to impose a Reciprocal Road Charge of S$6.40 on foreign-registered cars coming into Singapore, Malaysia Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said they may be forced to respond and mirror Singapore's VEP fee of $35 charged to vehicles entering Malaysia.

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Liow defended Malaysia's decision to impose a RM20 road charge because Malaysia did not impose a VEP when Singapore did it in 1973.

Liow was quoted as saying:

"If 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."

He added that Malaysia will also review measures to regulate entry of foreign-registered cars into Malaysia

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