Since Malaysia embark on its next leg of federal lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19, a number of the Malaysian employees in Singapore are currently weighing their options, including going house, while their companies attempt to seek out cheap hotels and rental apartments or contemplate offering temporary loans to help them find somewhere to stay.
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This is sold because the Singapore government has chosen to block the temporary home service it has contributed to these employees.
In reality, some affected companies are facing fiscal challenges to maintain the Malaysian employees placed within the city-state.
One of these is Abba Maintenance Services proprietor Peter Peng, who formerly opened his own home to three Malaysian employees, reported Nowadays Online.
Toby Koh, Group Managing Director of safety firm Ademco Security, shared that his firm attempted to get extensions in both resorts where his 26 Malaysian employees were remaining, but neglected to do so because the hotels were fully booked for another 14 days.
His related called up to ten resorts, just to discover that prices had gone up at a few resorts, seemingly to benefit from this spike in demand.
Together with the 10 daily meals subsidy given by his company to its employees, Koh noted that the entire cost because of his company hovers at about $15,000 for its extra two-week interval.
Meanwhile, the warehouse storekeeper Armel Sharil, that had been discovered sleeping rough near Kranji MRT Station earlier in the month, he shared that his employer advised him that he must find shelter by himself.
“If they can not pay for my lodging, I could think about returning to Johor Bahru because I can not manage to cover my own,” stated the 31-year-old, imagining he can’t afford Singapore’s high cost of living.
“I really like my job and that I really don’t wish to lose it I don’t have any choice. While I compute the price of meals and accomodation for a couple of weeks, it includes around S$500 that can be converted into RM1,500. That is a good deal of cash,” said the dad of two kids.
Azreenawaty Salim, a 45-year old dishwasher, also disclosed that she may go back to sleeping rough near Kranji MRT Station at case she discovers no place to remain.
“I really don’t have relatives or relatives . My buddies are also fighting to discover somewhere to stay,” she explained.
The resort lodging supplied by her employer is only going to be until 1 April.
“I understand the Singapore government has done its very best to assist us, we’re extremely thankful for that. Today we must manage this issue ourselves,” she explained.