For stranded father, bittersweet reunion as Singapore-Malaysia border reopens

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammad Faris Abdullah's daily commute between his home in Malaysia and his job in Singapore took just 30 minutes. 'It is like you have been locked up in the prison... then you finally get to see your son and family,' said Mohammad Faris, speaking from Singapore before heading to Malaysia's southernmost border city, Johor Bahru. He was one among tens of thousands in both countries left stranded by the closure of one of the world's busiest land borders, separated from families and fearing for their jobs.