Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Malaysia is still in talks with Singapore to reopen the borders. He said the reopening of borders would solely depend on current health conditions. According to him, the two countries are still negotiating and this also includes the proposed daily Commuting Arrangement.
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He stated that the health minister recently had a telephonic discussion with Singapore health minister Ong Ye Kung regarding the reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore border.
He said that currently, Singapore will continue to implement health regulations for cross-border movement considering that the Covid-19 situation in both countries is not stable yet.
During a parliamentary debate, he hoped that the issue will be resolved soon. Meanwhile, on the South China Sea aggression issue, he said Malaysia will not compromise its territorial integrity and sovereignty interests.
He further stated that the government has given the green light for a Special Select Committee for International Affairs.