07 Jun '11, 3am

Checkpoint jams: Our reader says the citizens of Singapore and Malaysia deserve better.

I REGULARLY commute between Singapore and Johor Baru and on Sunday, I got caught in heavy traffic at the Second Link for an hour ('Checkpoint chaos over fingerprint scan system'; yesterday). When I went into JB last Thursday, I was also stuck in traffic for an hour at the Causeway. Using either the Second Link or Causeway makes little difference. This situation has been like this for a long time now. The governments of Singapore and Malaysia are well aware of it. Whenever there is a public holiday or when the school holidays come around, motorists can expect a traffic jam. The worst part is, we have to pay a toll on both sides for the privilege of getting stuck in traffic. At least if it were free, no one would complain. The citizens of Singapore and Malaysia deserve better. I cannot believe that this perennial problem cannot be resolved. The ministers in charge of immigra...

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