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Malaysia considering vehicle levy of not less than RM50

Published on Jul 24, 2014 6:49 AM
 
The Singapore Immigrations and Customs checkpoint at Tuas Second Link, as seen from Johor, Malaysia. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

BATU PAHAT (JOHOR) - Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi has said that a levy on foreign cars entering Johor from Singapore was likely to be not less than RM50 (S$19.50).

He said a fee around that figure would be reasonable as the Singapore dollar was stronger than the Malaysian ringgit, the Sin Chew Daily reported yesterday.

Last week, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that his government would go ahead with the introduction of a levy on non-Malaysian vehicles entering the country via Johor, at the state's request.

This came after Singapore announced on July 1 that it would raise fees for foreign-registered vehicles entering the Republic from next month.

 
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FINDING THE RIGHT PRICE

We have also considered RM35, but the amount is still considered too low, so we are now discussing whether it should be not less than RM50, which seems like a reasonable figure.

- Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi

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