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The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system, which was supposed to have begun on October 1, has been delayed, and no new date for the start of its implementation has been announced, The Star reports. The VEP is set to impose a charge on Singapore-registered private passenger vehicles entering the country via the Causeway and the Second Link.

Last month, it was reported that the proposed cutoff date of October 1 for Singaporeans to register their respective vehicles had been pushed forward to the end of the year. The VEP was supposed to be implemented on August 1, but had been postponed to October 1 due to a series of technical issues.

Reports had indicated that the payment of the RM20 VEP fee per entry will only be payable via a Touch ‘n Go card. Vehicle owners will also have to pay RM10 for the road charges, which is valid for five years.

In early September, it was revealed that only around 45,000 Singaporean vehicles had registered for the VEP and RC (road charges) levied on foreign vehicles entering Malaysia. That number has since swelled to more than 200,000, according to the latest report.

The issue of the VEP as well as the road charge is expected to be raised by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin in his meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. It was intimated that the matter would be discussed during the Mentris Besar and Chief Ministers meeting.