PM on border opening SOP, special VTL for Johor voters

Published on 18 Feb 2022 10:23:06 PM

The Health Ministry (MOH) has been given two to three weeks to present to the Cabinet proposals and standard operating procedures (SOP) for the reopening of the country’s borders.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that on Friday (Feb 18), added that a decision on whether to open the borders must be looked into carefully, as the government has been receiving a lot of feedback on the matter, including public views for more intervention to be done by the government, especially with regards to SOP and so on due to concerns on Covid-19 transmission.

When asked if the government would open a special lane for Malaysians wanting to return to vote in the state election on March 12, Ismail Sabri said the government has no issues allowing Malaysians to return to vote in the Johor election, but those living in Singapore will have to adhere to the island republic's Covid-19 rules.