Tangkak – The government’s decision to bar travellers from India from entering into the country is not discriminatory or racist, instead it is to curb the spread of a new COVID-19 variant, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the decision was taken at the special National Security Council (MKN) meeting he chaired yesterday.
“Yesterday, we made a decision, we bar or ban, don’t allow people coming from India (to enter). This is not about racism or discrimination.
“This is to ensure the variant, that is so aggressive, that is from there will not cause infections here.
“So, we will not allow them to enter Malaysia’s borders whether through air, sea or land,” he said during his speech at the Gambir State Assembly-level Tahlil ceremony and presentation of Ramadan Al-Mubarak contributions at Masjid Jamek Simpang Lima Darat in Bukit Gambir here today. – Bernama