Entry points, “Jalan Tikus”, “Jalan Gajah” between Kalimantan and Sarawak monitored in April

Masing (left) chairing the Border Security Committee at his office at Bangunan Baitulmakmur in Kuching today.

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KUCHING, Mar 27: The government will deploy 876 security personnel to monitor all entry points at Kalimantan and Sarawak border throughout the whole month of April, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.

He said among these entry points included three customs, immigration and quarantine complexes (CIQs), 20 ‘jalan gajah’, 23 ‘jalan tikus’ plus numerous entry points of various sizes, including three entry points in Kapit Division at Long Singut, Long Busang and Tapak Megah.

“In this health crisis caused by Covid-19, it is of utmost importance that these small entry points are sealed except for the three CIQs at Biawak, Lubok Antu and Tebedu/Entikong which remain open,” said Masing after chairing the Border Security Committee at his office at Bangunan Baitulmakmur here today.

He reiterated that all these entry points will be closely monitored to prevent people infected with Covid-19 coming across the border.

“I’m pleased to note that the police and the army who are implementing the CMO have done a splendid job, and Sarawakians in general are very cooperative,” he said.

Masing, who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development said, his committee was assured by the police general operations force, the army and the immigration officers that the hundreds of jalan tikus, or illegal routes, are sealed and manned properly.

“During the duration of Covid-19 these men in uniform will monitor these entry points so that nobody can sneak in,” he assured.—DayakDaily