New charge for Singapore vehicles in Malaysia

The vehicle entry permit will cost RM25, and will be valid for five years. The vehicles will be issued with a radio frequency identification tag to be placed on windshields.
The vehicle entry permit will cost RM25, and will be valid for five years. The vehicles will be issued with a radio frequency identification tag to be placed on windshields.PHOTO: ST FILE

All foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia will soon require a vehicle entry permit (VEP), on top of paying RM20 (S$6.40) for the road charge (RC). The VEP will cost RM25, and will be valid for five years. It will be issued with a radio frequency identification tag to be placed on windshields.

Announcing this on Sunday, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai also said that the RC - currently imposed only on vehicles entering the country from Singapore - will apply to the border with Thailand either by the end of this year or early next year. He said the charge will also be extended to the border with Brunei and Indonesian Kalimantan on Borneo at a later stage.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2017, with the headline 'New charge for S'pore vehicles in Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe