32 Immune Belt Enforcement Teams to keep wild dogs away from Sarawak-Kalimantan border

IBET members pose for a group photo following completion of their training.

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LUBOK ANTU, April 30: A total of 32 Immune Belt Enforcement Teams (IBET) have been formed to monitor 978 villages and plantations along the Sarawak-Kalimantan border that spans 1,648 kilometers from Lundu to Lawas, to protect them from stray and wild dogs.

State Security and Enforcement Unit deputy director Dato Clarence Rorote Sagan emphasised that they are in the process of enhancing its human capital and development to strengthen the skills and knowledge of officers and personnel to face challenges in carrying out their responsibilities.

“In the course, trainees are taught and exposed to subjects of engine theory, survival techniques and handling of boats in a convoy.

“Also included are ways to update and guidelines for filing outboard engine log book,” he addressed the closing ceremony of Basic Long Boat Operation Training and Life Principle in Teluk Pudai near Batang Ai Hydro Dam here today.

A total of 27 IBET members consisting of security assistants attended the training that lasted for three weeks from April 12 to 30.

The IBET members, Clarence said, who underwent the training are officers assigned along the land and river border areas where they are required to be competent in handling and operating longboats.

“IBET was established to assist the Veterinary Department to control and prevent the entry of stray and wild dogs through the Sarawak-Kalimantan border, besides being the eyes and ears to help other enforcement agencies in monitoring and controlling cross-border criminal activities,” he added.

After this training, Clarence informed that the trainees will undergo a 4WD vehicle handling course at Pulapol Kuching, research course, law course, veterinary assistant course and effective communication course which will be conducted by trainers from the Police Force, Marine Police and General Operations Force. — DayakDaily