The Movement Control Order (MCO) took effect in March this year. A Malaysian family fell apart and a short “reunion” took place over the weekend.
Since the implementation of Johor, Mohd Izwan Sarip from Johor but working in Singapore has separated from his wife Liana Idris and two children.
On Sunday, he and his wife made a plan for them to meet in the Straits of Johor. Their “reunion” is captured in the video.
The video has since attracted widespread attention on social media. It shows Izwan standing on the edge of Singapore’s Woodlands Waterfront Park. He was overlooking Johor Bahru, holding a phone while calling the video to his family.
He once asked his wife to take the children to the sea that separates the two countries so that they can be seen from afar.
In the video, Izwan is heard asking where Liana and the children are. Lianna then answered and described her dress so that he could find her.
Then, he waved to her and heard his child greet his father via video call.
In September, Minister of Health Datuk Seri Adham Baba stated that under the Reinstatement of Movement Control Order (RMCO). The border between Malaysia and Singapore will be opened until the end of this year.
He said that the ministry will monitor the development of Covid-19 cases throughout the period before announcing the opening of any borders.