A Go or No Go?

The decision to allow vaccinated Malaysian employees in Singapore to return is being studied

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. Earlier, Singapore has announced about 100,000 Malaysian employees would be vaccinated for the republic’s second phase of immunisation programme (Pic by Kyaizee Mohd)

A proposal is being considered to enable Malaysian workers who obtained COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore to return for Aidilfitri.

Chairman of the Johor Investment, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee, Datuk Mohd Izhar Ahmad, said the relaxation included granting those concerned a special green lane pass.

“Yes, this is among the matters being worked out… the workers involved who have been vaccinated may be given special green lane pass.

“We have to sit down to discuss and study whether those in cluster category over there should also be given the relaxation, ” he told reporters after the Johor Entrepreneur Development Council (MPUNJ) launched the “Ziarah Kasih Ihya Ramadhan” programme on Sunday, 25th April.

Mohd Izhar was asked whether Malaysian workers in Singapore who had been vaccinated in the republic could return home to celebrate Aidilfitri.

“We were told that all our people should be vaccinated. So Johor is taking the proactive step to expedite vaccination as soon as possible to enable the border checkpoint opening agreement with Singapore to be met,” he said.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong are expected to meet early next month to discuss the issue, he said.