Singapore may retaliate for Johor road charge

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SINGAPORE: The Singapore government may retaliate if a new road charge in Malaysia discriminates against Singapore-registered vehicles, according to the Straits Times.

A spokesman for Singapore’s Ministry of Transport was quoted as saying: “We note that Malaysia plans to implement a road charge of RM20 at the Causeway and Second Link checkpoints from November 1. If it discriminates against Singapore-registered vehicles, we will match it in some form.”

Malaysia will impose the RM20 road charge on all foreign private vehicles entering Malaysia via Johor.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the charge would be collected each time motorists enter Malaysia. Foreign-registered motorcycles will be exempt in the initial stages.