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Singapore 'concerned' that Malaysian entry fee for foreign vehicles targets Singapore

Published on Jul 18, 2014 6:29 PM
 
The Ministry of Transport has expressed concern that Malaysia has targeted Singaporean motorists by planning to charge vehicles entering the state of Johor. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Transport has expressed concern that Malaysia has targeted Singaporean motorists by planning to charge vehicles entering the state of Johor.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday that his government had agreed to go ahead with a levy on non-Malaysian vehicles entering Johor, which is reported to be the only Malaysian state implementing such a fee.

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

A Transport Ministry spokesman said in a statement on Friday how that decision was "not discriminatory but serves to equalise the cost of owning and using foreign-registered vehicles on Singapore roads, with that for Singapore-registered vehicles".

 
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