Khairy Wants Singapore’s Covid-19 Vaccine Donation As Promised

Khairy Jamaluddin says the Singapore government and Pfizer are discussing details of Singapore’s pledged contribution of some 100,000 Pfizer vaccine doses to Johor.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — Khairy Jamaluddin said today he expected Singapore to deliver to Johor some 100,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, amid apparent uncertainty over Singapore’s contribution.

Singapore’s Health Ministry reportedly said earlier today that it was still discussing details of the Singaporean government’s vaccine contribution, after Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad announced Monday that Singapore would be donating 100,640 Pfizer doses to the Johor state government.

“The discussion is between Singapore and Pfizer. We are ready to accept but now, there are some details that have to be discussed between the Singapore government and Pfizer,” Health Minister Khairy told a press briefing today.

“But we hope that soon, they can send the vaccines to Johor. That was the contribution that was promised from the Singaporean government.”

Hasni told CodeBlue Tuesday that the Covid-19 vaccine donations from Singapore would be prioritised for Singaporeans in Johor. When CodeBlue asked about his decision to announce the donation from the Singapore government, Hasni simply said he had already spoken to Malaysian and Singaporean ministers when the contribution was decided.

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