Home News Singaporean motorists irate over Malaysia's VEP implementation

Singaporean motorists irate over Malaysia’s VEP implementation

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

A letter writer to the Forum page has expressed the frustrations of many Singaporean Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) applicants who have neither received the radio frequency identification tag nor have received any information about where to collect the identification tag.

The writer, Dr Richard Martorano, said that despite many inquiries, the Malaysian authorities have only said that one can still enter Malaysia without the VEP tag. The authorities have also told him that “the system is under maintenance”. But he wondered how a system that was never implemented be under maintenance?

In noting that the VEP system is in shambles before it starting, he asked where all the money collected from Singaporeans went and why isn’t Singapore protesting.

Singapore’s Transport Ministry has previously described the road charge scheme as “discriminatory” because it is applied only at Malaysia’s checkpoints with Singapore and so is biased against Singapore-registered vehicles.

- Advertisement -

The Malaysian Transport Minister had earlier said that at least 200,365 Singapore-based vehicle owners have registered online ahead of the VEP’s full implementation and that his Ministry was in the final stages of synchronising its system with its Singapore counterpart for effective implementation.

 

Please follow and like us:
Tweet
Share
- Advertisement -

K Shanmugam: In Singapore, the right to speak freely goes with the duty to act responsibly

Singapore—Speaking at the 16th Religious Rehabilitation Group Seminar at Khadijah Mosque on Monday (Nov 24), K Shanmugam, the Minister for Law and Home Affairs, said that the threat of terrorism has not gone away though its “shape and nature” have changed. Citing...

Parliament receives 61 NMP proposal forms from the general public, groups

The Office of the Clerk of Parliament said yesterday (24 Nov) that Parliament has received 61 Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) proposal forms. This is higher than the 48, 41 and 36 proposal forms that Parliament received in 2018, 2016 and...

No state acknowledgement for former President Yusof Ishak on his 50th death anniversary

Although 23 November 2020 marked half a century since Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak passed away, there was no state acknowledgement to commemorate the former President's 50th death anniversary. Neither current President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong nor any other...
Please follow and like us:
Tweet
Share
Follow Me
Tweet