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Higher vehicle levies bad for both nations

Published Tue, Jul 22, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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THE Malaysian government's plan to impose a levy on foreign-registered vehicles entering the state of Johor has understandably ruffled some feathers among Singaporean drivers. Singapore's Ministry of Transport (MOT) has also expressed concern that the move was directed at Singaporean vehicles, given that the fee would be imposed only in Johor and not at any other checkpoint.

While the implementation date and the exact amount have not yet been revealed, Johor's Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin was reported to have proposed a fee of RM20 (S$7.80). There has been some talk that it could be as high as RM50 - an amoun…

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