Implementation of vehicle entry permit postponed: Transport Minister

Mohamed Farid Noh

KLUANG: The implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), which was suppose to start next month, has been postponed to resolve issues related to vehicle entry requirements at both the Singapore and Thai border.


Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that matters pertaining to regulations that will be imposed on foreign-registered vehicles under the VEP needed to be ironed out before it could take effect. Pic by NSTP/ADI SAFRI

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that matters pertaining to regulations that will be imposed on foreign-registered vehicles under the VEP needed to be ironed out before it could take effect. "Currently, Malaysia is only imposing a RM20 (S$6.61) Road Charge (RC) on foreign-registered vehicles from Singapore, entering through the southern land entry points. "We still need more time to standardise regulations that are related to the entry of foreign vehicles entering the country from Singapore and Thailand before the VEP can be implemented.


The implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), which was suppose to start next month, has been postponed to resolve issues related to vehicle entry requirements at both the Singapore and Thai border. NSTP file pic/ZULKARNAIN AHMAD TAJUDDIN

"Once the standardisation of regulations are finalised, Malaysia will impose the RM20 Road Charge at the country's entry point in Thailand simultaneously with the implementation of the VEP," said Liow after attending a meet-the-people's event with the MCA president in Paloh. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd