S’poreans, M’sians totally believe their govts didn’t cooperate to raise vehicle entry permits fees

Posted on 29 July 2014

Yes, this tit-for-tat from both sides is so convincing.

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Singaporeans and Malaysians from all walks of life are utterly convinced that their respective governments did not hold behind-the-scenes talks before publicly announcing they will be raising Vehicle Entry Permit fees.

This after Singapore announced they will be increasing VEP fees for foreign-registered cars from S$20 to S$35 with effect from August 2014, causing Malaysia to retaliate and announce that their VEP for Singaporean-registered vehicles entering Johor will be capped at RM50 (S$19.50).

The whole affair has since been played out as if it is a tit-for-tat.

Mah Lai Ren, a Singaporean man, said: “Yes, all these increases and retaliatory moves from both sides were not discussed beforehand away from the public eye and decided behind closed doors.”

“Yes, it is all spontaneous as Singapore can just suka suka announce its intentions to raise VEP and Malaysia thinks this is not boleh and also raise their levy and it all appears like both sides are not in cahoots.”

“This is so much more believable and palatable than both sides announcing to the media they will raise VEP and both governments will get whacked by the public.”

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  • Anthony Chia

    Beating the increase? LTA cameras show heavy congestion at both Tuas and Woodlands at this time (1250 pm, Wed 30 July) on a weekday. Normally traffic flow reduces the week after a long weekend.

    Better cancel my plans to go tomorrow, July 31. Just got to go JB less often. Instead of having lunch and dinner as usual, better plan to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper each trip.