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By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, 27 August : A total 46 foreign registered luxury cars were detained at the Sungai Tujoh checkpoint Miri, Sarawak-Brunei border this year, for having expired vehicle entry permits to the state.
In disclosing this on Thursday afternoon to media, Sungai Tujoh Customs officer Supt Doehaile Bujid said, the figure was recorded for the period of January until to-date (August).
“Most of these car owners’ entry permits have expired and when they are about to exit Sarawak for their country, most are not aware of the expiration dates,” he stated.
Earlier, Doehaile carried out a briefing session on the Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS) at the Sarawak-Brunei border here for media documentation purposes on the system.
Also present were Senior Assistant director II of Customs Department (Miri) Adriana Mohamad Saaid, and Assistant Supt Suraiti Ahmaf Shokri.
VMS was officially introduced in August 2019 after a two-month trial period from June 25 to July 31 that same year.
The purpose was to help ease the congestion at the Sungai Tujoh checkpoint here.
The user friendly VMS helped smooth the in-and-out foreign vehicle movement crossing the border.
Sungai Tujoh Customs , Immigration, Quarantine complex (CIQ) is located some 14 km from the city centre.
Via the system, vehicle owners are required to have their vehicle quick response (QR) code scanned when entering and exiting Malaysia via Sungai Tujoh checkpoint.
To register, they can visit www.customssg7.my.—DayakDaily