Sabah board to assist cross border drivers

Azlan Othman

Commercial vehicle drivers in Sabah will be assisted in registering for the COVID-19 vaccine, which will enable them to travel to Sarawak through Brunei Darussalam, according to Malaysian news reports.

Sabah Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) Chairman Chin Kim Hiung said he was aware that many commercial vehicle drivers are unable to send goods to the neighbouring state, due to the requirement by the Brunei government.

“The Brunei government only allows commercial vehicle drivers who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination to cross its border,” he said in a statement.

“In this regard, the CVLB urges all commercial vehicle drivers who need to enter Sarawak to fill in the vaccination registration form and return it, so that we can send it to the vaccination committee for immediate action.

A registration form is available on the Sabah CVLB Facebook page, to assist the drivers in signing up for Malaysia’s national vaccination programme.

This initiative is aimed at making it easier for commercial vehicle drivers to register as recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine and help them to get inoculated as immediately as possible.

“Due to the Brunei government’s regulations, many commercial vehicle drivers are unable to send goods to Sarawak, and they also find it difficult to get the COVID-19 vaccination,” said Chin.

“The Ministry of Transport through the Sabah CVLB is currently in the process of collecting data from all drivers to be submitted to the COVID-19 vaccination committee, for
immediate action.”