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Malaysian govt to ensure local road users not burdened by CIQ toll

Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has given the assurance that the government will ensure that local road users are not burdened by the new toll rates from August 1 at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building in Johor Bahru.

MUAR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has given the assurance that the government will ensure that local road users are not burdened by the new toll rates from August 1 at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building in Johor Bahru.

The government had asked Works Minister Fadillah Yusof to identify and handle any issue that might arise from the new toll rates, he said. 

"We will address it (any issue) as well. We don't want to put extra burden on our local road users," he said at an Aidilfitri reception for the media at his residence in Muar on Tuesday (29 July).

Muhyiddin said the toll would be imposed at the CIQ only on vehicles travelling to and from Singapore. Road users in Johor Bahru using the eight-km Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) but not going into Singapore would not be imposed any toll, he added.

Last Saturday, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) director-general Ismail Md Salleh announced the new toll rates for inbound and outbound vehicles ranging from Class 1 to Class 5.

The toll rates for inbound (entering Malaysia) vehicles are RM9.70 (S$3.80), RM14.70 (S$5.75), RM19.70 (S$7.70), RM4.80 (S$1.88) and RM7.80 (S$3.05) and for outbound vehicles, RM6.80 (S$2.65), RM10.20 (S$3.98), RM13.60 (S$5.30), RM3.40 (S$1.33) and RM5.50 (S$2.15).


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