There are a lot of Malaysian that work in Singapore with working pass and permanent residents who commute daily from Malaysia to Singapore. Most of them are hired by companies that provide essential services, such as healthcare, security, cleaning, transportation, waste management, facilities and logistics.
Even they are not, Singapore government wanted to ensure businesses with a lot of Malaysian workers are not severely disrupted.Their Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has been working with its tripartite partners to support the affected companies.
Should they need their workers to stay in Singapore, the government will help the workers find suitable accommodation.
Manpower Minister, Josephine Teo dived into details of the housing options available.
She said of the 1st option, employers can encourage their workers to stay with their friends, relatives or colleagues in Singapore. The 2nd option, should the first not be feasible, employers can consider hotel or dorms. While the 3rd option is rental.
Teo added that whatever the arrangement, the government appreciates that businesses have had to respond very quickly and incurred some additional costs as a result.
This is why the government will be providing them with financial support in the form of S$50 (RM 150)for every affected worker a night for 14 nights.
Source : CNA