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By Wendy John
SIBU, Dec 28: The 31st Brigade Infantry will intensify its training next year so that it can conduct more effective operations especially at the Sarawak-Kalimantan border.
Its commander Datuk Johnny Lim Eng Seng revealed that its 400 personnel will need to undergo intensify training as they would be called anytime for operation.
The Sarawak-Kalimantan border, he pointed out was dotted with difficult terrain and porous so its personnel must be up to their tasks during any operation.
“This brigade was formed in 2015 and it is my hope that for next year, we will conduct intensive training that will allow us to carry out operations effectively,” he told reporters at a Christmas cum New Year 2020 gathering today.
On the strength of the force, he said it was always on the upward trend as the increase in personnel was important to carry out its operations at the border.
“We are not only always increasing our personnel but also on equipment and facility. We also need special facility for operational work,” he added.
The scope of work of the brigade, he shared, also covered helping the public in time of emergency.
“We are always ready to help the public in time of emergency such as flood,” he said.
On the function, he said it was one of its activities to foster closer rapport among the different races.
“This is one of the activities involving those from different races who come together to celebrate Hari Raya and Gawai which we had organised previously. I am also grateful with the presence of Lanang MP Alice Lau including heads of department from the police, immigration and hospital,” he added.
Among the programmes was a singing performance by D’Six a band from 6th Border Regiment and presentation of Christmas goodies to the children of the soldiers.— DayakDaily