Malaysians allowed to return from Singapore


JB-Singapore causeway is now deserted- The Star pic

By S. Harrish

Only 400 Malaysians can return daily from Singapore following a relaxation on entry restrictions.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Johor National Security Council and Immigration Department had decided to only allow a limited number of people entering the state via the Causeway and the Second Link.

“Only those with entry permits issued by the High Commission would be allowed to enter Malaysia. Those who wish to return to Malaysia must send the applications two days prior to their returning date,” he said, adding that 900 applications have been received so far.

Speaking at his daily briefing, Ismail also clarified that the registration for online application via Gerak Malaysia to those who wish to return to urban areas from their hometowns is open until May 1.

“This is not a straightforward case, unlike university students who are allowed to return to their hometowns. Issues like those with no transport, or whether we can allow five people in one vehicle, would be discussed. It is against the MCO rules (to have more than one person in a vehicle). Can we allow this?”

On another issue, he said veterinary clinics will now be allowed to operate on appointment basis.

He said this was to avoid overcrowding at the clinics.