Malaysians in Singapore long for home

Angie Tan

Malaysians making for the checkpoint at the border with Singapore shortly before it was closed one year ago. – EPA pic, March 14, 2021.

THE closure of Malaysia’s international borders in March last year to curb the spread of Covid-19 has left between 400,000 and 500,000 Malaysians stranded in Singapore.

Many workers who commute between Johor and Singapore daily were caught off-guard by the decision, with many opting to travel back to Singapore the night before so as to not lose their source of income.

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