28 Oct '11, 1am

Register for a biometric system at any mobile counter in Johor to get through Malaysian checkpoints faster.

Register for a biometric system at any mobile counter in Johor to get through Malaysian checkpoints faster.

A man holding up a passport that has the Malaysia Automated Clearance System (Macs) sticker. The sticker allows Singaporeans to go through immigration without the hassle of stamping their passports and filling out the white cards with their particulars. -- BERITA HARIAN PHOTO: JOHARI RAHMAT The Johor Immigration Department is providing mobile counters for Singaporeans to register for a biometric system aimed at getting them through immigration checkpoints quicker. Registration would take only five minutes, state director Nasri Ishak was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times. Introduced in 2009 to attract investors to the Johor Iskandar region, the Malaysia Automated Clearance System (Macs) was extended to all Singaporeans and permanent residents earlier this year. Background story The mobile counters, open between 10am and 10pm, are located in the City Square Johor Bar...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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