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Bikers to get fast clearance at checkpoints

Malaysia is planning to introduce automated immigration clearance for motorcyclists at both the Causeway and Second Link.

It will have 100 lanes at the Causeway and 50 lanes at the Second Link for bikers and pillion riders to scan their passports, a joint statement issued by both countries said.

No time frame was given for when this will be ready.

The system is similar to that used by the Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. Riders at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints can scan thumbprints and have passports verified by a machine at 164 counters by the end of this year.

Officials discussed transport connectivity when they met in Singapore yesterday for the 12th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting for Iskandar Malaysia.

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