Johor MB thanks police for sending queue-cutters at CIQ back to Singapore

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

JOHOR BARU, June 2 — Motorists cutting lines at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex towards Johor were made to turn back to Singapore, said Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

He thanked the traffic police for being strict about the matter as part of their traffic management duties at the Sultan Abu Bakar (CIQ) Complex at the Second Link crossing in Gelang Patah.

“I have been told that vehicles that those cutting the queue will be denied entry into Malaysia and instructed to return to Singapore,” he said on Facebook today.

The MB has been on a recent drive to alleviate congestion between the state and the republic, leading to some users thanking him for the police action.

However, the practice of turning back queue-cutters both at the Johor Causeway here and the Second Link crossing in Gelang Patah was not new.

Traffic police have already been directing motorists caught to make a U-turn back to the republic, effectively sending them back to the start off the line in Singapore.

The Johor Causeway is considered one of the busiest land border crossings in the world, with an estimated 250,000 to 300,00 Malaysians commuting into Singapore daily for work.

The administration of both the land border checkpoints are under the federal government.