Malaysian VEP Deferred Another 6 Months as Many Singapore Cars Are Still Without RFID Tag

Motorist Vep Deferred 6 Months Singapore Vehicles Rfid Tag(Photo Credit: The Straits Times)

In October 2019, it was announced that the VEP scheme would be pushed back until 2020. However, as many Singaporean cars have yet to install the RFID tag, VEP has been deferred by another six months.

Malaysia has announced today (3 January 2020) that the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme will be delayed by another six months as many Singapore vehicles still have not installed the radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.

According to the Road Transport Department, roughly 230,000 Singaporean vehicles had registered for the VEP scheme, yet only a quarter of this size, about 60,000, have collected and installed the RFID tag.

The department’s director-general, Shaharuddin Khali, stated that they “are targeting to get the remaining balance within the first six months of the year,” referring to those who have not collected the tag.

Malay Mail mentioned that the Road Transport Department is “still receiving positive feedback” from Singaporeans about the RFID tag, despite the delays.

The VEP scheme was originally deferred from 2019 to 2020 due to technical issues.

According to Channel News Asia (CNA), Malaysia’s Transport Minister, Mr Anthony Loke, stated that “the system is unable to cope with the cars and vehicles that are supposed to have the RFID installed.”

Some reasons why collecting the RFID tag was difficult was due to the lack of appointment slots, long waiting times, and jams along the Singapore-Malaysia checkpoints.

Deferring the date of commencement for VEP will allow Singaporean vehicles to have ample time to install their RFID tags.

Source: CNA

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1 Comment

Spencer Yeong Sau Soon
i prefer the use of TnG card than RFID tag...
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7 months ago