Increase in S'pore tolls 'unjustified': Malaysian minister

Singapore should not use the toll introduced at the Johor end of the Causeway as a reason to increase its own charges on vehicles travelling between the two countries, a Malaysian minister said.

Minister in the Prime Min­ister's Department Wee Ka Siong said the Malaysian toll was to pay the highway concession company and to upgrade the Eastern Dispersal Link.

Singapore's matching tolls were "un­­justified", Malaysia's The Star quoted him as saying. "The way that they put it, it is as though the Malaysian Government is to blame for their increase in toll rates."

There was no agreement between the two governments to match tolls, he said, claiming Malaysia had never done so for Singapore's toll increases.

This article was first published on Sept 21, 2014.
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