Tag Archives: Checkpoints

CAUSEWAY DELAYS NOT A RESULT OF CYBER ATTACK, BUT A TECHNICAL GLITCH, SAYS ICA

The ICA had clarified that the slowness of the immigration clearance system at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints that caused hundreds of motorists to be stranded in the two causeways, was a result of a technical glitch, and not an act of cyber attack. This was good to hear, as that means the worldwide cyber attack had not preyed on Singapore's government computer systems, or that the computer systems in Singapore's government organisations are covered well against such attacks. However, this brings the question on why the technical glitch had to happen on the very day people worldwide were worried that the cyber attacks might cripple the running of day-to-day activities. This can be quite serious, as ICA's technical glitch happened at the causeways, essentially Singapore's first point of fight against outside terrorism.

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MALAYSIA THREATENS TO IMPLEMENT DAILY VEP FEE ON S’POREANS

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.

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TRANSPORT MINISTRY: MALAYSIA’S VEP TAX DISCRIMINATES AGAINST S’POREANS

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) issued a statement today to condemn Malaysia's latest decision to impose entry fees of RM20 ($7.16) for foreign-registered vehicles travelling to Johor. The fee will kick in 1st October. Singaporeans who wish to travel by private transport to Johor would also have to register online before 1st September or they may be denied entry to Malaysia. MOT said it is requesting more more information from Malaysian authorities on their new requirement for Singapore vehicles to pre-register before entering Malaysia.

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