Anthony Loke: Starting 1 Oct, foreign vehicles from Singapore will need VEP RFID tag to enter Malaysia

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Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today announced that foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore will soon require the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) RFID tag. He added that the VEP system, originally introduced in 2019, will be fully enforced at the Johor Causeway and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link starting 1 October. 

According to The Star, the Transport Minister said that the VEP tag will cost RM10 per tag and will be valid for 5 years. foreign vehicle owners from Singapore will also have the option of bringing their foreign cars to Malaysia to install the RFID tag or request for the tag to be delivered to them for their own self-installation.

Accordingly, Loke encouraged foreign vehicle owners to register, install and activate their VEP RFID tags within the next 4 months. Foreign vehicle drivers from Singapore entering or already in Malaysia who fail to obtain a VEP RFID tag after the deadline are considered to have committed an offence under Section 66H(7) of the Road Transport Act 1987. 

Section 119(2) of the same act prescribes a fine of up to RM2,000 or be imprisoned for up to 6 months for those convicted. Do share your thoughts about the VEP RFID tag implementation in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for more trending tech news.