‘Miri, Limbang economies to be affected by Brunei travel restrictions’

A queue of vehicles seen at the Tedungan checkpoint in Limbang following the travel restrictions imposed by the Brunei government.

MIRI: Travel restrictions imposed by the Brunei government at all of the country’s entry points starting yesterday due to Covid-19, will have a short-term impact on the economy of both Miri and Limbang, said Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.

The Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Assistant Minister however said he agreed with the move by the Brunei government to curb the spread of the coronavirus between the sultanate and Malaysia.

“We have to adjust and adapt to the situation and follow the latest instruction and decision by our government through the Health Ministry and State Disaster Management Committee,” he said when contacted yesterday.

The Bukit Kota assemblyman was asked on the impact on the local economy caused by the absence of shoppers from Brunei brought about by the new travel restrictions.

“We have to respect the Brunei government’s decision which is taken to address the spread of Covid-19,” he added.

It is understood that only those with special permission are allowed to enter Brunei via Kuala Lurah, Pandaruan and Sungai Tujoh.

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