KUALA LUMPUR – The number of Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia has not decreased despite the implementation of the road charge (RC) on Nov 1.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said this was because consumers, especially Singaporean tourists could still enjoy diverse tourism attractions and quality foods in Johor cheaply.
He was replying to a supplementary question from Datuk Normala Abdul Abdul Samad (BN-Pasir Gudang) on the impact of the RC at the Dewan Rakyat sitting here today.
Earlier, in reply to the original question from Khoo Soo Seang (BN-Tebrau) on the amount of RC collections, Ab Aziz said the government expects to collect as much as RM144 million a year in revenue, based on the projected 20,000 foreign-registered private vehicles entering Malaysia every day.
He added that besides the RC collection system, the record system for Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) would also be implemented early next year.
Ab Aziz said the RC and the VEP would help monitor the foreign vehicles entering and leaving the country. – BERNAMA