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The Labuan Royal Customs and Excise Department and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) are set to exchange information on Labuan-registered vehicles with unsettled compounds, summonses and taxes, as well as those which have overstayed their allowed 90 days per year outside the island, Bernama reports.

The e-Vehicle system, introduced in June to monitor Labuan-reg vehicles’ movements, has proven to be effective, Labuan customs director Wasimin Daiman told the national news agency. It will be used to trace errant motorists and tax defaulters, who will be prevented from leaving the duty-free island.

To access the e-Vehicle system, one has to register his or her vehicle’s number plate with the Royal Malaysian Customs. The system has full details of the owner’s identity and can be accessed through a computer or smartphone. e-Vehicle is set to be expanded to all customs departments nationwide, especially in duty-free Pulau Langkawi.

To give you an idea of how much cheaper cars are in Labuan and Langkawi, a Toyota Vios G costs around RM65k in those duty-free zones – about RM20k less than you’d pay elsewhere. A Mercedes A 45 AMG costs only around RM193k there – a whopping RM150k less than you’d pay here! Compare car prices in Sabah, Sarawak, Langkawi, Labuan and the Peninsular at CarBase.my.