KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hopes the standard operating procedure (SOP) relating to the proposal of the daily travel of workers between Malaysia-Singapore will soon be finalised.
Muhyiddin said, the issue should be finalised immediately to be in line with the effort to boost the national economy and the workers involved.
The issue was among other matters that have been discussed during the courtesy call of the Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vanu Gopala Menon with Muhyiddin at Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya yesterday.
“We are committed to ensure that the movements of the people and the border control will run smoothly while taking seriously the security aspects of both nations.
“We are confident that this measure could help Malaysia-Singapore to gradually recover the economy and the people’s interaction that had been affected due to COVID-19,” said Muhyiddin in his official Facebook last evening.
Muhyiddin added, the implementation of the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) for the cross-border travel between the two countries had also been discussed.
“We feel that the implementation of the initiative that started on August 17 had been doing well and effective,” he said.
The prime minister also mentioned that both countries will continue to increase the cooperation in avoiding, containing and controlling the transmission of COVID-19.
The Prime Minister said, the bilateral relation between both countries should continue to grow positively in the challenging time of the transmission of COVID-19 and believes that Malaysia-Singapore has the experiences,
capability and specialisation in combating the threats in the long term pandemic.