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Thailand agrees to open land border at Wang Kelian, Bukit Kayu Hitam

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has been asked to hold talks with the Thai government on the immediate opening of the border in Padang Besar, Perlis, and other areas in the north of the country.

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Thailand has agreed to open its land border with Malaysia in Wang Kelian, Perlis and Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah from April 1 onwards.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was good news, especially for the people in the two states.

He said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had also been asked to hold discussions with the Thai government on the immediate opening of the border in Padang Besar, Perlis, and other areas in the north of the country.

“Yesterday, I announced the full opening of the Malaysia-Singapore land border as well as the daily commuting route for those who work there.

“The opening of the border will make it easier for people to work and the SOPs that we have imposed are also quite relaxed. There is no more quarantine and there is no need to undergo PCR or RTK testing pre-departure and upon arrival,” he said when officiating a programme in Kangar today.

Ismail said the move would contribute to the country’s recovery and have a positive impact on the economic sustainability and well-being of Malaysians.

He also voiced hope that the SOPs implemented at the Malaysia-Singapore border in Johor could be implemented at the Malaysia-Thailand border as well.

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