Customs Sarawak wants APICS implemented at Sungai Tujoh CIQS Complex

Dr Ahmad (third left) and his officers speaking to Lee (third right) during the courtesy visit to his office today.

KUCHING, Feb 10: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department Sarawak (Customs) is proposing that the Automated Passenger In-car Clearance System (APICS) be implemented at the Sungai Tujoh Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security (CIQS) Complex in Miri.

The Ministry of Transport Sarawak (MOTS) in a statement today disclosed that the decision comes following Customs director Dr Ahmad Taufik Sulaiman’s discussion with its Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin, during a courtesy visit to his office today.

According to the statement, the meeting also discussed on issues faced by the CIQS Complexes at the region’s borders with Brunei and Kalimantan, Indonesia, especially at Sungai Tujoh, Miri.


“The issues at Sungei Tujoh include the long queues experienced by travellers, especially during weekends, the condition of the current CIQS facilities, the lack of manpower, the need for digital applications to ease vehicle entry and initiatives to ease the movement of people and goods.

“The Royal Malaysian Customs Department Sarawak is working closely with the Immigration Department Sarawak in preparing a comprehensive proposal to enhance the services and upgrade the infrastructures of the CIQS Sungai Tujoh to improve immigration and customs clearance and processing, to facilitate traffic flow,” it said.

MOTS said the meeting also highlighted the issues pertaining to movement of goods through Sarawak-Brunei border, particularly on the operating procedures for transportation of goods clearance at the border. — DayakDaily