Wednesday, April 21, 2021

border security

Three sites identified for border control posts

KUCHING: Three sites have been identified for the construction of a border control post, a Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex and a General Operations Force (GOF) forward operating base (FOB). “I was informed that the authorities have agreed for...

More money from state coffers to boost border security

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has agreed to allocate the required budget to further strengthen border security. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing said allocation had been set aside for the purchase of assets such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)...

Intensify security at border hot spots

KUCHING: Sarawak needs to reinforce and intensify security along its border especially at ‘hot spots’ to prevent entry of illegal immigrants and to contain the spread of Covid-19. “We must reinforce security measures at our borders, especially in hot spots...

Set up Sarawak Rangers battalion

KUCHING: A Sarawak Rangers battalion should be set up under the armed forces to guard the state’s borders, said Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He said, the unit should comprise local Sarawakians who are trained and experienced...

Border fences are only at strategic locations

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing has clarified that his earlier suggestion on building fences or walls along Sarawak borders with Kalimantan, Indonesia was for it to be built at strategic locations. He said...

Use technology to assist border security

KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration director Datuk Ken Leben has suggested the use of Internet of Things (IoT) or similar technology to assist border security. He said this while concurring with Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing’s...

Proposal to use AI in border surveillance

KUCHING: If fences or walls are built along the Sarawak-Kalimantan border to address illegal entry, they should be equipped with the latest technology, including artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in surveillance and monitoring. This was proposed by Sarawak Community Policing...

Our border needs tightening

KUCHING: Efforts to control the border entry points in the state must be enhanced to curb the entry of illegal immigrants. Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip said the issue of illegal immigrants was...

Latest weapons for possible attacks

GOF border operations KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) Sarawak Brigade is improving the equipment for its personnel and officers at the state’s borders. GOF Sarawak Brigade Commander SAC Mancha Ata said this included providing the latest weapons in preparation for...

Close watch on smuggling of immigrants syndicates

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) Sarawak Brigade is tracking down undocumented immigrant (Pati) smuggling syndicates orchestrated by locals. GOF Sarawak Brigade Commander SAC Mancha Ata said they believed that the entries of Pati from Kalimantan, Indonesia into Sarawak through...
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