ISKANDAR PUTERI: A move to allow Malaysian workers who have received Covid-19 vaccination in Singapore to return, especially to celebrate Aidilfitri, is being studied.
Johor investment, entrepreneur development, cooperative and human resources committee chairman Mohd Izhar Ahmad said the relaxation included providing a special green lane pass for their use.
“Yes, this is among the matters being worked out.
“We have to sit down to discuss the details,” he told reporters after launching the “Ziarah Kasih Ihya Ramadan” programme by the Johor Entrepreneur Development Council here today.
Izhar was asked about the possibility of relaxing rules for Malaysian workers in Singapore to return home to celebrate Aidilfitri.
According to him, the need for vaccination is among the conditions agreed between Malaysia and Singapore in discussions to open up the border.
“We were told that all our people should be vaccinated. So Johor is taking the proactive step to expedite vaccination to implement the border checkpoint opening agreement with Singapore.”
He said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, are expected to discuss the matter early next month.
At today’s programme, 500 food baskets were distributed to recipients in four districts, namely Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi, Kulai and Pontian.