Vehicle Entry Permits mandatory for Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia from Oct 1

Vehicle Entry Permits mandatory for Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia from Oct 1

According to Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke, all foreign-registered vehicles that enter the country via land from Singapore will be required to have Vehicle Entry Permits (VEPs ) from October 1. &nbsp,

He stated at a press conference on May 28 ( Tuesday ) that action will be taken against any foreign motor vehicles that enter or remain in Malaysia after that date.

Anyone found guilty of the offence can be fined up to RM2, 000 ( US$ 425 ) or jailed for up to six months.

A radio frequency identification ( RFID ) tag will be installed on registered vehicles forRM10, which will cost USD10.

Mr. Loke continued, adding that the VEP has been in effect since 2019 but has not been enforced. The authorities announced it was looking into ways to simplify the installation of the RFID tag in 2020, so the program was put on hold. &nbsp,

According to Mr. Loke, there are approximately 70, 000 cars with VEP tags that have been activated in Singapore, according to existing records. More than 200 000 motor lorries have been registered, but they still need to activate and install their VEP keywords.

The RFID keywords, which uniquely identify each aircraft, are non- changeable. &nbsp,

The keywords will be delivered to car owners for installment, according to Mr. Loke. He said,” Now they will be sent to their address and they can fix it themselves in accordance with the guidelines provided, if they had previously had to travel to Johor Bahru to get it fixed.”

” We had hardly enforced it for five years, but the registration was completed in 2019 and is ready.” If we do n’t enforce it, the system is not being utilised”, he added.

According to him, the VEP will give the government the ability to track international vehicles that enter or leave the nation. ” When they leave, if they have any indictments, they will have to settle them before they are allowed to leave”.

A tax is now required for all foreign-registered vehicles traveling through Johor to enter Malaysia.

For entering via the Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Second Link checkpoints, which are among the busiest in the world, a road charge of RM20 ( S$ 5.75 ) is required for registered vehicles in Singapore.

Riders are exempt from these fees. &nbsp,

Mr. Loke stated at the same press conference that the government plans to expand the VEP and Road Charge (RC ) system to the Malaysia-Thailand border. &nbsp,

More details about the VEP can be found at vep. jpj. gov. my. &nbsp,