Malaysia to impose S$8 entry charge on foreign-registered vehicles

Traffic entering and leaving Singapore via the Woodlands Checkpoint. (PHOTO: Yahoo News Singapore)
Traffic entering and leaving Singapore via the Woodlands Checkpoint. (PHOTO: Yahoo News Singapore)

Foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia will soon need to pay for a RM25 (S$8.07) vehicle entry permit (VEP), said Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai on Saturday (7 October).

This is on top of the existing RM20 road charge imposed on vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore. Each VEP is valid for five years.

“The VEP will help us to identify the number of foreign vehicles entering Malaysia and also to prevent car theft and car cloning syndicates,” Liow told Malaysian media.

Foreign vehicle owners will pay the VEP using a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The RFID tag could eventually serve as an alternative to the current Touch ’n Go system used to pay road charges, said Liow.

In January, Singapore said it would match the RM20 road charge imposed by Malaysia for cars entering Singapore.

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