Malaysia will only begin the enforcement of its Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme next year at the earliest, says Malaysia's Transport Minister, Anthony Loke on 9 October 2019.
The VEP enforcement has been delayed till further notice, the system currently is not able to cope with the number of cars and vehicles that were suppose to instal the installment of Radio Frequency Identification tags
Commented By Malaysia's transport minister "We are finalising a new mechanism to make it easier for all the vehicles to install the RFID. We will announce it later, as far as the implementation... it will not be this year. The enforcement will start probably next year. We will give ample time for everyone to be prepared,"
Once enforced, any foreign cars without the VEP will still be allowed to enter Malaysia but will face a fine upon exit. VEP will first be implemented at the Johor Baru checkpoint before being extended to Tuas, Mr. Loke said.
"We are being fair to all the Singaporean vehicle owners," he said, adding that ample time would be given before enforcement commenced.
This was announce on 23 September that it had to delay the scheme during peak hour traffic due to difficulties in obtaining appointments for the installation of the RFID tag.
The ministry urge all foreign vehicle owners to register their vehicles online to obtain the RFID tag. Once registered, the owner would then receive an e-mail to schedule an appointment for the installation of the tag.