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.