Updated: 08/01/2014 17:07

Malaysian bus drivers stage ‘strike’ at Johor Checkpoint



Malaysian bus drivers stage ‘strike’ at Johor Checkpoint

Malaysia's Sin Chew Daily says about 100 bus drivers staged a strike early this morning at the Malaysian Checkpoint at Johor Bahru. 

They were reportedly not happy with the imposition of higher toll fees, which started at 12.01am today. 

Motorists travelling to Singapore via the Causeway must now pay a total of 16.50 Ringgit for inbound and outbound toll charges at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine or CIQ Complex. 

According to the report, an estimated 10,000 people were affected by the strike. 

The report noted that about 4am, the police arrived at the scene but the bus drivers refused to leave. 

MediaCorp Hotline received at least five calls about the incident early this morning. 

One of them said factory workers had to disembark at the Malaysian CIQ complex and walk a long distance into Singapore to board buses to their workplace. 

Another caller said the congestion at the Malaysia CIQ has affected school children travelling into Singapore.

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