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Malaysia and Singapore aim to open travel 'green lane' on Aug. 10

Plan will enable essential business and let workers in for 3-month stints

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia and Singapore have agreed in principle to reopen their mutual border with a business travel "green lane," eyeing a mid-August start date.

The neighbors on Tuesday released a joint statement explaining that the plan would enable cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes, months after coronavirus restrictions slammed the brakes on movement between the countries. Simultaneously, a "periodic commuting arrangement" will allow residents of either country who hold long-term passes for work to enter their country of employment, offering at least a degree of relief to thousands of workers.

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