Singapore’s Ministry of Transport complained about Malaysia’s recent move to impose a RM20 (S$6.60) road charge, calling the move “discriminatory” and vowed to raise toll on Singapore’s end.
In it’s latest press release this evening (Nov 1), the Singapore Ministry of Transport said:
“Malaysia is biased against Singapore-registered vehicles, as the fee is only applied at Malaysia’s checkpoints with the Republic. We will match it in some form.”
Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai has earlier clarified that the new road charge is not discriminatory as it applies to borders along Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. However, the Singapore government refuse to acknowledge this fact and choose to cry foul.
The new road charge by Malaysia was implemented today (Nov1) and a round trip from Singapore to Malaysia will now cost S$19.60. For more details and impact of the increase in toll charges, please read here: