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Malaysia may be forced to charge a S$35 VEP for foreign vehicles

By Faiming_low on 18 Jan 2017 in Singapore car news, Other News

Attached Image Malaysia might be forced to begin charging a daily Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of S$35 for foreign vehicles entering their country, according to its Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

As reported by Malaysia's Oriental News Daily, this comes after our government decided to implement the Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) on foreign-registered cars entering the our country. The RRC is fixed at S$6.40 or RM20 and will come into effect on 15th of February this year.

The Transport Minister was quoted by the newspaper saying that Malaysia’s decision to impose the RM20 road charge on foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia in November last year was reasonable as Malaysia did not respond to Singapore’s implementation of the VEP fee in 1973. He added on that if Singapore insist on imposing the RRC and do not reconsider doing away with it, they may be forced to implement the higher VEP policy practised by Singapore.

Liow did admit that the move could be a viable method of controlling the number of foreign-registered cars driving into the republic but this will definitely be a burden to Malaysians.


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Watwheels Jan 19 2017 09:38 AM

It's "Liow Tiong Lai".

 

Malaysia might be forced to begin charging a daily Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of S$35 for foreign vehicles entering their country, according to its Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong.

Ake109 Jan 19 2017 09:48 AM

I would be happy if they did it.

Aric911 Jan 19 2017 11:14 AM

Just charge no need to think so much... Sg will benefits more...

Chucky2007 Jan 19 2017 01:18 PM
Charge charge charge charge..
MQX87511 Jan 19 2017 01:35 PM

if I were Malaysia Transport Minister, I will not allow Singapore private vehicle enter Malaysia, see who can win,

if like that Singapore motorists will cry....

renhau Jan 19 2017 01:52 PM
I suggest Mr Liow impose RM1000/day for their VEP. We will happy to see how they die bcos of their greediness
MQX87511 Jan 19 2017 01:55 PM

I suggest Mr Liow impose RM1000/day for their VEP. We will happy to see how they die bcos of their greediness

 

if I were Malaysia Transport Minister, I will not allow Singapore private vehicle enter Malaysia, see who can win,

if like that Singapore

samfreak Jan 19 2017 03:40 PM

if I were Malaysia Transport Minister, I will not allow Singapore private vehicle enter Malaysia, see who can win,

if like that Singapore

I will be cheering for you to be the Malaysia Transport Minister!

Aric911 Jan 19 2017 03:59 PM

if I were Malaysia Transport Minister, I will not allow Singapore private vehicle enter Malaysia, see who can win,

if like that Singapore motorists will cry....

Please suggest to your LIOW TIONG LAI... I hope this will be true... 

Ix0107 Jan 19 2017 05:52 PM

if I were Malaysia Transport Minister, I will not allow Singapore private vehicle enter Malaysia, see who can win,

if like that Singapore motorists will cry....

 

Singaporean can choose not to go Malaysia for whatever cheaper items.... But for Malaysians driving or riding into Singapore for work, do you think that who will cry if LTA were to banned all Malaysia private vehicles entering Singapore....

 

Hahahaha

Fitvip Jan 19 2017 06:24 PM

You increase to RM35, Sg will reciprocate! LL isn't it?

Fitvip Jan 19 2017 08:50 PM

Deleted double post.

Eviilusion Jan 19 2017 10:40 PM
Crappy lar both sides.....singapore doesnt need to increase the vep......just remove the free-passes from 1700hrs-0200hrs and the weekends and holidays. This will be a checkmate move with MY side unable to counter as they are charging vep 24/7!
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Still2016 Jan 20 2017 01:40 PM

1. In the first place, why the need to charge under whatever name VEP or etc? The net revenue collected would be significantly reduced by the cost of maintenance of the administration and equipment needed.

 

2. To those Singaporeans who keep thinking that Malaysia need us more than we need them. Many Singaporeans travel to Malaysia to buy cheap petrol (some go to the extend of tempering with their fuel gauge while some comically perform stunts at petrol station to add a few more milliltres of petrol into their fuel tank), buy cheap groceries and other daily necessities and etc. Do you think the general population appreciate our buying up their daily needs and thus raising the price for them?

 

3. Tick for tack action isnt great for a first world country to do whatever excuse we give.

 

4. Any policies should benefit both countries and not just one. This way, there would be always amicable solutions. We need them just as much as they need us. If they decide to turn of the tap, we would not only drink sai water from newater but also ........

Turboflat4 Jan 20 2017 04:56 PM

1. In the first place, why the need to charge under whatever name VEP or etc? The net revenue collected would be significantly reduced by the cost of maintenance of the administration and equipment needed.

 

2. To those Singaporeans who keep thinking that Malaysia need us more than we need them. Many Singaporeans travel to Malaysia to buy cheap petrol (some go to the extend of tempering with their fuel gauge while some comically perform stunts at petrol station to add a few more milliltres of petrol into their fuel tank), buy cheap groceries and other daily necessities and etc. Do you think the general population appreciate our buying up their daily needs and thus raising the price for them?

 

3. Tick for tack action isnt great for a first world country to do whatever excuse we give.

 

4. Any policies should benefit both countries and not just one. This way, there would be always amicable solutions. We need them just as much as they need us. If they decide to turn of the tap, we would not only drink sai water from newater but also ........

 

1. Don't think it's about revenue alone, but even so, I'm sure we'll make it net positive.

 

2. Why should I (or anyone else who doesn't do this) give a crap about the opinions of such cheapskates who even flout the law to fill up there?

 

3. In game theory, there are terms like "credible threat", "tit for tat" etc. All sorts of jargon for something that's very simple - if you don't make good on a threat, then you have no more credibility and your enemies/competitors can take real advantage of you.

 

4. If they decide to turn off the tap (despite all the treaties and prior agreements), I hope Singapore treats it as an act of war.

Robtan99 Jan 20 2017 05:41 PM

I believe its the Spore Government has a “long-standing policy” of matching any levy, tolls or fees charged by Malaysia at the land checkpoints.

 

The fact is they keep coming out different type of names for charges and the 2 govts can continue to match each other without considering the people pocket.  

 

So only way i can say is vote wisely. 

MQX87511 Jan 20 2017 05:56 PM

I think Singapore and Malaysia should Sit down and negotiate, now their behavior is lose/lose solution, not revenue but revenge  

Subutai Jan 20 2017 11:24 PM
Forced? Go ahead, raise it.
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Still2016 Jan 21 2017 12:10 PM

 

1. Don't think it's about revenue alone, but even so, I'm sure we'll make it net positive.

 

2. Why should I (or anyone else who doesn't do this) give a crap about the opinions of such cheapskates who even flout the law to fill up there?

 

3. In game theory, there are terms like "credible threat", "tit for tat" etc. All sorts of jargon for something that's very simple - if you don't make good on a threat, then you have no more credibility and your enemies/competitors can take real advantage of you.

 

4. If they decide to turn off the tap (despite all the treaties and prior agreements), I hope Singapore treats it as an act of war.

 

1. If not for revenue generating, there is little other excuse for implementation.

 

2. We all may be able to afford many times the current petrol price or even daily necessities without even blinking an eyelid BUT there is a segment of our society who are struggling and every cent saved counts.

 

3. To begin with is there a need for tic for tac.

 

4. I believe you are mistake, Singapore cannot afford to make an enemy of any of their neighbours, let alone think of starting or stating intention of a war. Our defence is largely deterrent. In reality our expenditure and obsession with our military is not dissimilar to a peacock. Lots of size and colour but beneath it all it is still feathers and flesh and bones like any bird. Any sizeable bomb dropped on any part of our island will take 1/2 to a decade to rebuild. Can we prevent every single bomb from a barrage of bombs dropping?

Mits_jc Jan 21 2017 01:25 PM

 

 

 

1. If not for revenue generating, there is little other excuse for implementation.

 

2. We all may be able to afford many times the current petrol price or even daily necessities without even blinking an eyelid BUT there is a segment of our society who are struggling and every cent saved counts.

 

3. To begin with is there a need for tic for tac.

 

4. I believe you are mistake, Singapore cannot afford to make an enemy of any of their neighbours, let alone think of starting or stating intention of a war. Our defence is largely deterrent. In reality our expenditure and obsession with our military is not dissimilar to a peacock. Lots of size and colour but beneath it all it is still feathers and flesh and bones like any bird. Any sizeable bomb dropped on any part of our island will take 1/2 to a decade to rebuild. Can we prevent every single bomb from a barrage of bombs dropping?

 

U served NS? Because the part about defence/deterrence seems a bit jumbled up. MINDEF/SAF's mission is to safeguard SG's sovereignty through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor.

 

In other words, it's an open secret that offense IS SAF's form of defence. Rather than allowing the country to be a sitting duck waiting for bombs to be dropped on.

 
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