Wednesday, September 15, 2021

jalan tikus

Illegal immigrants, porous border keep them busy

KUCHING: Border control and illegal entry by immigrants via rat trails (jalan tikus) are challenges for the state’s police force. “These issues become a challenge for us due to the wide-stretch of the border between Sarawak and Kalimantan, Indonesia. “If we...

Allow foreign workers to entre state

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to recommend to the state government that by March, Sarawak should allow foreign workers to enter the state. Its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas hoped that by allowing the entry...

GOF arrests four illegals

SRI AMAN: Four illegal immigrants were caught by the General Operations Force (GOF) for entering Sarawak via an illegal route. The incident happened yesterday (15 Feb) around 11am when a team from the Lachau post was carrying out patrols around...

SDMC mulls stricter enforcement

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is looking into how to implement more effective enforcement in view of the increase in Covid-19 cases recorded in the state, with many occurring at longhouses. Its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas...

Coordinated roadblocks to weed out ‘tekong’

KUCHING: Coordinated roadblocks will be set up to nab tekongs (coordinators) responsible for harbouring illegal immigrants (Pati) into Sarawak. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said a joint task force will be set up for the purpose...

Illegals smuggling syndicate crippled

KUCHING: A syndicate known as “Geng Adi Tailo”, known for being active in smuggling illegal foreigners into Sarawak, was believed crippled by the General Operations Force (GOF). GOF Sarawak brigade commander SAC Mancha Ata said his men scored the big...

Illegal logging foiled, two locals arrested

SIBU: The 10th Battalion General Operations Force (GOF) successfully foiled an illegal logging activity and arrested two locals in Kanowit last Thursday. GOF Sarawak brigade commander SAC Mancha Ata said a logging area in Nanga Lupus suspected of carrying out...

Illegal alien latest among Covid-19 positive cases

KUCHING: An illegal foreigner who attempted to enter Sarawak through a jalan tikus (rat trail) was among three Covid-19 positive cases on Friday (Dec 25). The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the foreigner, identified as case 1,098,  was detained...

15 illegals who thought they could make it

KUCHING: Fifteen undocumented Indonesian immigrants, including a child, who harboured the dream of having a better life in Sarawak,  were deported to their country following a failed attempt to enter and leave the state illegally over a period of...

Rice smuggling still rampant in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Rice smuggling activities are still rampant in border areas despite regular enforcement operations mobilised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries’ Padi and Rice Regulatory division. Foreign syndicates are known to smuggle rice, purchased cheaply in countries...
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Seven-year-old boy among eight migrants deported

LUNDU: A seven-year-old boy was among eight illegal immigrants deported back to Indonesia on Wednesday (Sept 15). They were caught...
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