Telang Usan rep confident that VTL agreement between Malaysia, Brunei will materialise

Dennis (4th from left, second row) posing for a group photo with members of the Sarawak Lakiput Association.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Feb 19: Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau cum chairman of the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is optimistic that the Vaccinated Travel Land (VTL) agreement between Malaysia and Brunei will soon materialise, following a smooth discussion between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

“There has been good progress in the discussions to restore connectivity between the two countries,” he said on Saturday.


Dennis disclosed this at the launch of the Sarawak Lakiput association gotong-royong (communal work) programme held at Esplanade beach in Bakam.

Also present was the event organising chairperson Florence Dau Tuah.

Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to travel between Malaysia and Brunei and be subjected to Covid-19 tests instead of serving quarantine or stay-at-home notices.

The opening of both borders is much anticipated by people from both countries, especially those residing in Miri, Limbang and Lawas.

The borders have been closed since the Covid-19 pandemic began two years ago, preventing travellers from both countries from community for work and other business. — DayakDaily