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Faster clearance for Singaporeans going to Malaysia soon

Faster clearance for Singaporeans going to Malaysia soon

JOHOR BARU, Malaysia - The Malaysia Automated Clearance System (MACS) is expected to replace the manual system at the Causeway and Second Link by year-end. Immigration director-general Datuk Alias Ahmad said the fast-track clearance system, which involved the use of sticker tags and a biometric system, was faster and more efficient. Biometric fingerprint scanning causes traffic jams Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: STOMP, The Star/ANN) "When MACS is fully implemented at all counters, our staff will have more time to cater to the needs of travellers at the two checkpoints," he said yesterday after touring the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex at Sultan Iskandar Building (SIB) near the Causeway. RELATED STORIES Chaos at Causeway Biometric system in force at all entry points S'poreans unhappy with Causeway fingerprinting Causeway jam that could have been avoided ...

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