PM Lee: Flow of goods, food supplies and cargo between the 2 countries will continue

Last night, Malaysia announced that it would impose a Movement Control Order to combat the spread of COVID-19. This was not surprising, as many other countries have already imposed similar lockdowns.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and I discussed the situation on the phone today. I told him that I understood the reasons why he had made this move, and wished Malaysia success in containing the outbreak. I was happy to hear his reassurance that the flow of goods and cargo between Singapore and Malaysia, including food supplies, would continue.

However, Malaysians living in Johor but working in Singapore will have to comply with the Malaysian lockdown. This will prevent them from commuting daily, at least for the time being. We are therefore working out arrangements with our companies to help these Malaysian workers stay in Singapore temporarily, if they would like to do so.

We also agreed to appoint Senior Ministers on both sides – SM Teo Chee Hean and Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri – to coordinate our responses to the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly on measures where we can work together, or where the actions of one country will affect the other. They are already in touch, but it may take a couple of days for arrangements to be worked out and to settle down.

Meanwhile, I am happy to see that in the supermarkets, while the queues are longer than usual, people are taking it in their stride and only buying what they need. We need not worry, as we have prepared for such an eventuality, and have plans in place to cope. Glad that Singaporeans are calm, united and resilient as we solve the problems at hand.

 

* Facebook post by PM Lee Hsien Loong.

 

 

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16 Responses to “PM Lee: Flow of goods, food supplies and cargo between the 2 countries will continue”

  • Kiasideren s/o Kiasuderen:

    The crowds in supermarkets and are concrete proofs of socially irresistible and irresponsible acts of kiasi people.

    Social Distancing, anyone?
    Not when you are in public transport.
    It’s just hot, hot, air.

    Instead, everyone should be in open areas under the hot sultry weather to avoid virulent contacts as virus don’t survive in sun’s heat.

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  • Kiasideren s/o Kiasuderen:

    The crowds in supermarkets are concrete proofs of socially irresistible and irresponsible acts of kiasi people.

    Social Distancing, anyone?
    Not when you are in public transport.
    It’s just hot, hot, air.

    Instead, everyone should be in open areas under the hot sultry weather to avoid virulent contacts as virus don’t survive in sun’s heat.

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  • putting our sgs at risk:

    social distancing is a joke here, as well as our pm and his clowns!
    kept saying situation under control at the same time allowing huge nrs of foreigners in.
    always gambling with our lives.

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    Dear Readers,
    Read my post here
    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/03/15/now-it%e2%80%99s-a-problem/

    If you pay our government leader, civil servants, and mps the right price of millions dollars packages, you will get good quality people running the government.

    Yes, PM Lee, good job. Keep it up with paying right price for your government.

    Example:
    1. If you pay SGD1200 you get good quality smartphone Apple iPhone.

    2. However, if you pay SGD 500 you get poor quality high radiation PRC HiPhone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzYGQuzhR2c

    Then you realized java cannot run on PRC HiPhone…

    wahahaha… this is what you get for not paying millions dollars to politicians and civil servants.

    You will get lousy leader like HK Joey Siu in the video below.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ZQl6TQBMU

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

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  • UniQ:

    “I was happy to hear his reassurance that the flow of goods and cargo between Singapore and Malaysia, including food supplies, would continue.”

    The Looong queue at supermarkets after the first run and after countless reassurance, still a persist to shows that the people have totally lost faith and trust to this Government going to take care of them. Period.

    This actions speaks louder than words !!

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  • Guess:

    Yesterday late afternoon many rush to large supermarket e.g. ntuc in shopping mall snapping up all the raw foods and fruits e.g. vege, fruits. Excluding meats and can foods or packaging stuffs

    At 10pm last night was there and saw all the 40% of the raw foods shelves empty. NTUC staff really busy replenishing all those empty shelves. That section very sure hit sales quota.

    Surprisingly meat is aplenty.
    Those roast chickens e.g. black pepper chicken, normally at $4.95 were discounted at $4.00. But still alot.

    Guess kiasu kiasi buyers majority foreign workers especially prcs or malaysians.

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  • uselessgov:

    yada yada, backdoor gov is yr good friend,

    just like najib

    stop employing malaysians, while sinkies got no job !!!

    greedy for levies ???

    to pay for FAILED investments ???

    easy $$$ ???

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  • NTUC Fairprice Clusters!:

    NTUC Fairprice CEO and Ministers listen up!
    You people want to create deadly NTUC Fairprice clusters?

    There are so many old folks squeezing and queueing in Fairprice. It’s a perfect recipe for this coronavirus to spread.

    Please, look at China and follow their good practice.

    Shops limit the number of customers inside. For social distance.

    Do that immediately!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Oh God!!! dear God!!! why??? why???…you took the father even when he called out your name in Fear, not Remorse will you rather leave it to the OWL’s Oracle once again

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  • Asd:

    I think take it with many pinch of salt and remember what xia suay said LoL

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  • Boys will be boys:

    Yes sir . C130 ready to fly to Dalat .. by 4am we will land with plane load of fresh vegetables .. Years ago speech by Ho Peng K… if Malaysia don’t sell us , we will go to another country (Thailand , Vietnam or Indonesia ) as far as Turkey if we must said … what we have is money … that is important .
    Wow .. it is hard to believe – that the plan . You got money – u can buy from any countries … yes sir the C130 is ready to fly at your command sir .. don’t be an idiots .. we have Plan A , Plan B and Plan C .. everything we have . Just need money .. Did u see CCS smarting with a smile? .

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  • Xiasuay:

    If u do not think what Malaysia can do to you……..think again!

    The matakia on the NS Highway can always ordered the truck to turn around with the chicken and vegetables on the lorry. What does pinkman know unless he send in a group of Gurkhas on the NS Highway to escort the lorries?

    There will not be any food coming out of Cameron anytim3 soon! Mauyhadin will be able to do this!

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  • Is SG sovereign?:

    Kiasideren s/o Kiasuderen:
    The crowds in supermarkets and are concrete proofs of socially irresistible and irresponsible acts of kiasi people.

    Social Distancing, anyone?
    Not when you are in public transport.
    It’s just hot, hot, air.

    Instead, everyone should be in open areas under the hot sultry weather to avoid virulent contacts as virus don’t survive in sun’s heat.

    Singaporeans are ruled absolutely easily by fear.
    Proven.
    I worry about their ability and guts to defend the country.
    I doubt the sovereignty of sg

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on TOC Website :Quote – “Netizens not buying MP Dr Lily Neo’s act of cleaning tables, calling it “hypocrite” and “wayang”
    The Online Citizen by The Online Citizen 2020-03-17….

    On Monday (16 March), a video of Member of Parliament (MP) cleaning tables at a hawker centre started to circulated online, sparking public’s speculation that the general election may be held amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

    The video showed the MP for Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Dr Lily Neo wiping a table at Chinatown Complex hawker centre while accompanied by her team who handed her the paper towels for cleaning.

    In the video, it can be seen that the team of Dr Neo who carried a sash with a slogan of “Keep Clean, Stay Safe” tried to approach customers and business owners at the hawker centre.

    Besides cleaning tables, Dr Neo took to her Facebook on Sunday (15 March) to share that she had visited Beo Crescent Market and Chinatown Complex to promote good public hygiene by encouraging the customers to return the food trays in order to keep the tables clean….. “Unquote.

    Response : This Lily Neo is really so shameless woman beast to come out to clean the tables only during general election approaching period. And look at the disgracing fact of her using paper towels to clean the table. Surely, why she cannot clean the tables like those cleaners do using cloth material and wash the cloth after cleaning? And using paper towels to clean is a waste of our public resources and that more woods need to be cut down to produce more paper towels for her to use to clean public tables. Where is all those “save the woods from cutting campaign, save the environment campaign” gone off to ? And this beast woman is as shameless evil like that Lee Bee Wah. Why did LHL need to pay $16000 MP pay for all these retarded beast woman like Lily Neo and that evil beast woman Lee Bee Wah to pick up leaves ? Is Lee Bee Wah even a talent? Surely all these beast evil PAP women wing are not worth the money for them to become MP. And look at that evil beast woman Josephine Teo Li Min that is one of the most evil useless women who cannot even improve the birth rates of population but still able to continue receive her million dollar salary because LHL failed to fire her off from all government positions!

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  • Pathettic Action Party:

    No more eggs available. No more supplies.

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  • Decide yourselves:

    Listen to this video n decide the parallelism between Trump n lee n kis CBs.
    https://youtu.be/_7mizIhhnKo

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