Johor chief minister urges Malaysians to use public transport to go to Singapore

Johor chief minister urges Malaysians to use public transport to go to Singapore
Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin
PHOTO: The Star

KLUANG: Malaysians travelling to Singapore should consider using public transportation instead of driving their own cars, Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin (pic) said.

The Johor Mentri Besar also said that they should view Singapore's Reciprocal Road Charge (RCC) - to be imposed on foreign vehicles entering the republic from Feb 15 - as "something positive".

"It is Singapore's prerogative and we can't stop them from imposing the fee (RCC) on foreign vehicles," he told reporters at a press conference during his working visit to the Kluang parliamentary Tuesday.

Mohamed Khaled said the majority of Malaysians living in Johor Baru and commuting to work in Singapore use motorcycles instead of driving there.

He said Singapore would have conducted in-depth studies before deciding to implement RCC.

"These include the economic impact on Singapore, considering there are thousands of Malaysians working in the republic," said Mohamed Khaled.

On Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, he advised the former prime minister not to play racial politics in Johor because it will not go down well with "Bangsa Johor".

Mohamed Khaled agreed with Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Sultan Iskandar that Dr Mahathir is instilling fear among Johoreans on the influx of Chinese investors in the state.

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