VEP tags exercise to be completed next month

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 17 Mar 2018

PETALING JAYA: The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) tags for foreign-registered vehicles entering Malay­sia from Singapore will be released in stages after its expected completion in mid-April, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The Transport Minister said currently, the tags were undergoing application tests.

He said the ministry was in the process to introduce the VEP system in phases along the Malaysia-Thailand border, and the Sabah and Sarawak border with Indonesia and Brunei.

“All foreign-registered vehicles en­tering Malaysia through the Cause­way and Second Link from Singapore must attach the tag.

“The VEP system will prevent foreign vehicles from being cloned and sold in the country,” he said, adding that it could also stop vehicles with outstanding summonses from leaving Malaysia.

Liow said in line with the country’s aspiration to be a cashless society, the tags were fitted with radio-frequency identification technology and a cashless payment system, developed by Touch ’n Go.

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