Malaysia mulling proposal to impose charge on foreign vehicles entering border via JB
Published on Jul 3, 2014 3:37 PM
SEPANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia will study a proposal by the Johor state government to impose a charge on foreign cars entering the Malaysian border via Johor Baru, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
The proposal came after Singapore decided to impose a charge on all foreign cars crossing into its border in a bid to reduce traffic on the road during peak hours there.
"However, this (the proposal by Johor) must be considered carefully as Malaysia has borders not only with Singapore, but with Thailand, Kalimantan and Brunei too," Mr Liow told reporters after launching the AirAsia X inaugural flight to Xian, China, at KLIA2 on Wednesday.
Singapore's Land Transport Authority announced on Tuesday that starting August 1, foreigners driving into Singapore will have to pay S$35 for a daily permit - up from S$20 now.