In other news, Malaysia and Singapore have reaffirmed they are working towards a Reciprocal Recognition of Vaccine Certificate between both countries, aimed to allow cross-border travel in the future.

Malaysia's Expatriate Services Division (ESD) has announced that all employers who wish to hire and employ any workers are required to update their work locations and employment information.

This should be done within 90 days from the date of commencement of operations or business; acquisition of a business; or change of name/business location, according to Section 63A of Employment Act 1955, and via this link

Any individual or employer who fails to register and update their information, or provides false information, may be fined up to RM10,000 if convicted.

Process of updating the relevant information

The ESD has shared a registration form for download from the Department of Labour's website. Once the form is completed, they must be then be submitted to the Department of Labour.

To ensure a smooth application process, employers are advised to attach a copy of the submission form/acknowledgment of submission when submitting the application to the approving agencies.

In other news, Malaysia and Singapore have reaffirmed their commitment to work towards a Reciprocal Recognition of Vaccine Certificate between both countries, with a view towards facilitating cross-border travel in the future.

The operational details of this certificate, including detailed requirements, health protocols, and the application process involved for entry and exit will be "further deliberated and finalised by both parties", Minister for Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, Dato'Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, and Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan jointly announced on Tuesday (23 March).

Apart from the above, the Ministers have also noted that both countries will continue to make progress on their respective national vaccination programmes to vaccinate long-term residents, including Malaysians residing in Singapore and Singaporeans residing in Malaysia.

Lastly, they stated that Singapore and Malaysia will work to progressively restore cross-border travel for other groups of travellers, in addition to the Reciprocal Green Lane and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement. This will take into account the COVID-19 situation in both countries, ensuring the public health and safety of residents.

Photo / Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore [Minister Balakrishnan’s (right) meeting with Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (left)]