Following an uproar over what is seen by commuters as a steep toll hike at Johor’s main border checkpoint, the Malaysian government said that it will review the move, which affects mainly commuters travelling between Singapore and Johor Baru from Friday.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the government is studying other possibilities for commuters that enter Johor Baru and Singapore daily to avoid burdening local motorists.
“We have asked the works minister to see whether there are issues related to this and if there are, we will address them,” he told the local media on Tuesday. “We don’t want to burden local road users.”
Last Friday, commuters who travel between Singapore and Johor Baru often were caught off guard by news that they would have to pay an increase of more than 500 per cent in toll charges at the Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) from Friday, August 1. The CIQ, otherwise known as the Sultan Iskandar Building, is one of two border checkpoints in Johor.
Malaysia"s government to review JB-Singapore toll hike, says DPM