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Coronavirus: Malaysian worker in S'pore can't get home for his mother's funeral

May 31, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
The senior technician at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore could not make the trip home to Johor Baru for his elderly mother's funeral on Friday morning as he was unable to get official approval to return to Malaysia.

Under the MCO, Malaysians returning from Singapore require an entry permit from the Malaysian High Commission here, which has to be applied for at least two days before the departure date.

On Tuesday, Malaysian media The Star reported that Malaysians in Singapore can return home to attend funerals of immediate family members without serving the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Mr Mariyadas approached the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore for help.

The prospect of possibly serving a 14-day quarantine in Singapore upon returning from the funeral did not faze Mr Mariyadas.