31 Jul '14, 11pm

Strike at M'sian checkpoint near Woodlands; some have resorted to walking (Pic: @therealkuhan)

Strike at M'sian checkpoint near Woodlands; some have resorted to walking (Pic: @therealkuhan)

SINGAPORE: Malaysian buses ferrying factory workers into Singapore staged a strike early Friday morning (Aug 1) at the Johor checkpoint to protest new toll charges imposed by the Malaysian government. The Malaysian authorities confirmed to Channel NewsAsia reporter Sumisha Naidu later in the morning that the strike had ended. Chinese daily Sinchew in Malaysia reported that the traffic situation had returned to normal by 8am, after the local authorities promised to look into the revised toll charges. MediaCorp's hotline received at least five calls about the incident. One of the callers, Mr Tan, said he saw many Malaysia-registered buses ferrying factory workers stopping their vehicles at the Johor checkpoint and refusing to continue their journey into Singapore. Mr Tan said the strike by the bus drivers caused heavy traffic congestion at the Johor checkpoint. He said facto...

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