JOHOR BARU: Johor will present its case to Putrajaya on reopening Malaysia's border with Singapore as soon as possible.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad (pic) said that the state government would table its plan to the Economic Action Council (EAC) on Oct 19.
"I have asked the Federal Government to consider the state's request to fully open up our border with the island republic.
"The plan does not only cover the importance of opening our borders but also includes those working in Singapore as well as the impact on investments made in Johor," he added.
Hasni said this after the closing ceremony of the Asia International Innovation and Exhibition held at Pulai Spring Resort here on Sunday (Oct 11).
He added that Johor must explain to the Federal Government the economic impact the border closure has caused to the state.
"The government must not only consider our request but must make a decision immediately as we cannot in this position for much longer," he said, adding that many people and businesses had been affected since the border closed on March 18.