PETALING JAYA: The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) tags for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore are expected to ready by mid-April, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic).
The Transport Minister said the tags will be attached to all foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia through the Causeway and Second Link Expressway.
The tags are currently undergoing application tests and should be ready for release in stages by mid-April.
"The Vehicle Entry Permit system will prevent foreign vehicles from being cloned and sold in the country," Liow said in a statement Friday.
"It will also allow us to prevent vehicles with outstanding summonses from leaving the country," he added.
Liow said the Ministry is currently in the process of introducing the VEP system in phases at the Malaysia-Thailand border, and the Sabah/Sarawak Indonesia/Brunei borders.
He added that in line with the country's aspiration to be a cashless society, the tags are fitted with RFID technology and a cashless payment system developed by Touch ‘n Go.