What I did: I been hearing news about Malaysia charging more for foreign vehicles entering and going out of Malaysia and I decided to read up on it.
words I do not know:
discriminates-make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people
Summary: Ahead of the July 16 start date for a fee imposed on foreign vehicles entering Johor, (MOT) yesterday reiterated that it will match the fees in some way if they found that it discriminate against Singapore-registered vehicles.The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system for foreign vehicles entering Johor, which has been implemented since June 1 at the Causeway and the Second Link at Tuas, will make drivers of foreign vehicles pay an RM20 (S$6.70) fee from the middle of next month. Hasni Mohammad had said that the system is on trial, and so the collection of charge was postponed.So far,120,000 Singaporean vehicles have registered under the VEP.The registration cost RM10 and is valid for five years. A radio-frequency identification card will then be then issued to each vehicle.According to previous media reports, Malaysia is also aiming to roll out a second phase of the VEP system that will cover the Malaysia-Thailand border.MOT said in a statement that if the VEP discriminates against Singapore-registered vehicles, we will match it in some form.Since August 2014, drivers of Malaysian-registered cars entering Singapore pay VEP charges of SS$35 a day, while motorcyclists pay S$4. There are no VEP fees for driving into Singapore on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.Malaysia has repeatedly been delayed implementing its levy, which was supposed to have taken effect on Aug 1 last year, because of technical issues.