Malaysian Families Reunited In Singapore After Being Separated For Months!

It’s been a tough year for all of us, especially families who remain in a nationwide lockdown, like Malaysia with its Movement Control Order (MCO) and Singapore with its Circuit Breaker (CB). 

Recently, some Malaysian families finally got to reunite with their families again in Singapore! 

Johor Jaya assemblywoman Liow Cai Tung has been working hard to reunite parents that have been working in Singapore with their children who were forced to live separately for the past few months.

这一年的中秋很不一样。月圆人团圆,能够见到大家一家平安重逢,是我们最大的满足。 昨日协助8个家庭9个小朋友重返父母亲怀抱,年龄从最小的6个月到4岁大的小朋友。小朋友们有的来自怡保、雪兰莪、彭亨和柔佛。 疫情让许多家庭分隔两地,尤其是越堤...

Posted by Liow Cai Tung 廖彩彤 on Saturday, September 26, 2020

She said in her post: “Many Malaysian parents are currently working in Singapore, and since the implementation of the MCO, they aren’t allowed to go home, and were forced to be apart from their children.”

“We’ve helped around 8 families and 9 children to leave the country while following SOPs with permission from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) and Immigration Department of Malaysia,” she added. 

Liow also thanked the authorities for helping the children to carry their luggage and allowing the clearance process to go smoothly, as it’s impossible for young children to go through security clearance themselves. 

malaysian families reunited in singapore after being separated for months!Photo via Facebook (Liow Chai Tung)

The children’s ages ranged from six months to four years old.

According to Liow, one family even had to watch their baby grow up virtually as both parents were called back to work in Singapore three days after 6-month-old Xinshan was born. 

“This is not an easy job. But I am happy seeing parents happy when they are reunited with their children. I thank the ICA and the Immigration Department of Malaysia, especially the officers who helped with the process. May everyone be healthy, always,” said Liow.

malaysian families reunited in singapore after being separated for months!Photo via Facebook (Liow Chai Tung)

What a touching moment to see parents reunited with their children after months of being apart! Thanks for making it happen, YB Liow!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat