Buses from Thailand now Permitted to Enter All States in Malaysia

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has announced that buses from Thailand are now permitted to enter all states in Malaysia, subject to approval from the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD). Transport Minister Anthony Loke clarified that this permission is not limited to states near the border.

According to Berita Harian, Loke stated that this decision was made recently, allowing buses from Thailand to enter Malaysia. They simply need to apply to APAD, and upon approval, a temporary permit will be issued.

However, buses from Thailand must provide specific information, including details of tour packages, the number of passengers, and accommodation locations.

Loke further explained that vans from Thailand are restricted from entering Malaysia due to concerns that they might operate as unauthorised passenger vehicles, potentially affecting the local tourism industry.

Earlier reports suggested that Kelantan was planning to discuss with the Transport Minister the issue of restricting Thai buses from entering the state. Following a meeting in March, the State Committee for Tourism, Culture, Arts, and Heritage Chairman, Datuk Kamaruddin Md Nor, announced that the Ministry of Transport had approved the entry of Thai buses into Kelantan starting from the previous month.

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