Move to allow vaccinated Malaysian workers in Singapore to come back home being studied: Johor official

26 April, 2021
Move to allow vaccinated Malaysian workers in Singapore to come back home being studied: Johor official
A move to allow Malaysian workers in Singapore who have received their COVID-19 vaccine to return home has been studied, said a Johor official on Sunday (Apr 25).

Mohd Izhar Ahmad, chairman of the Johor Investment, Enterpreneur Development, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee, said it offers providing special green lane passes to those workers. 

"Yes, that is among the matters being exercised ... the workers involved who've been vaccinated could be given special green lane pass.

"We have to sit down to go over and study whether those in cluster (categories) over there also needs to be given the relaxation," he told reporters on Sunday (Apr 25). 

Mohd Izhar was asked if there is a likelihood of allowing Malaysian staff in Singapore who were vaccinated in the country to come back home to celebrate Hari Raya. 

According to him, the need for individuals to be vaccinated is one of the conditions agreed between your two countries during the discussion to start the Malaysia-Singapore border. Mohd Izhar added that Johor will stick to the condition. 

“We were told that our people should be vaccinated. So Johor is taking the proactive step to expedite vaccination at the earliest opportunity to permit the border checkpoint opening agreement with Singapore to be met,” he said.

Mohd Izhar added that Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong are anticipated to go over that matter early the following month.