Friday, April 07, 2006

Malaysians can visit Brunei by using MyKad end-2006

TUMPAT (Bernama) - Malaysians may be able to use the MyKad to enter Brunei by the end of the year, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Tan Chai Ho.

He said agreement on the matter had been reached between the two parties and Malaysians were now allowed to use the frequent traveller's card to enter Brunei without using the international passport.

"The use of the card poses few problems, and implementation is smooth and when the MyKad scanning machine is installed at the entry point into the country, it will be easier to enter and leave Brunei.

"The ministry has also held several discussions to implement a similar concept with Thailand and Indonesia as many Malaysians frequently travel to these countries," he said at a press conference after declaring open the Gee Hiap Thong Chinese Temple at Wakaf Bharu, here today.

Asked to comment on Singapore's refusal to accept Malaysia's proposal to allow Malaysians to use the MyKad to enter Singapore, Tan said the ministry would continue to discuss with Singapore to find the best solution to the problem.


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