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It appears the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) is set to be a reality in the near future – according to The Sun, transport minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has said that the preparation of the system is in its final stage, even as the date for its implementation has yet to be decided.

As with the RM20 road charge implemented since November 1, Liow clarified that the system would not be discriminatory towards Singaporeans. “VEP is for all foreign-registered cars, not only Singapore-registered cars. There is no discrimination on Singaporean cars.

“Registration for VEP is already open. Some 236,000 foreign-registered cars have registered with Road Transport Department (JPJ) to date,” he said, adding that the system is an important security system, helping the enforcement authority track down traffic summonses, clone cars and foreign vehicles that have not left Malaysia.

After the system’s implementation, every foreign-registered vehicle will need to apply for the VEP when entering either the Johor Bahru Causeway or the Second Link, the two checkpoints in Johor. A processing fee of RM10 will be levied, and the permit will be valid for five years.

With regards to the implementation date, Liow said, “We need to do preparation work. We will announce the implementation date later.”