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UMNO Youth proposes fee for S'pore cars entering M'sia

Malaysia’s UMNO Youth is proposing to impose a fee on Singaporean cars entering Malaysia, following Singapore's decision to increase the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and Goods Vehicle Permit (GVP) permit fee for vehicles entering the republic.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s UMNO Youth is proposing to impose a fee on Singaporean cars entering Malaysia. This follows Singapore's decision to increase the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and Goods Vehicle Permit (GVP) permit fee for vehicles entering the republic.

UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said Singaporeans are not charged any fees by the government for cars entering Malaysia, while no action has been taken against those who did not settle their traffic summonses.

"Such action is not fair, because they (Singapore) should reduce and not increase the fee from S$20 to S$35. Why not we too collect some revenue from Singapore cars entering Malaysia?" he told reporters after chairing an UMNO Youth exco meeting on Tuesday.

He said the proposal would be tabled in the cabinet meeting.

Khairy said UMNO Youth would also propose that the government study a system that would prevent cars that fail to settle their summons from entering the country, just like the procedure practiced by Singapore.

"It is time to act, we are losing in terms of revenue, they don't pay the summons, and when they increased the fee, it was the call for us to act," he said.

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