JOHOR BARU: It was a strange sight at the Causeway this morning. Malaysian factory workers walked across to Singapore as the factory buses refused to cross the checkpoint because of the hike in toll charges.
Many have voiced dissatisfaction over the new toll charges, saying that the increase of more than 500% was too steep.
The Malaysian Highway Authority announced last week that from Aug 1, motorists travelling to Singapore via the Causeway must pay a total of RM16.50 for inbound and outbound toll charges at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex.
A spokesman from the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) Expressway said that the new toll rates started at 12.01am on Friday.
All charges will be implemented electronically at both sides using the Touch ‘n’ Go cards, with cash payments no longer possible.