IGP proposes new checkpoints as added security measures along Sarawak-Kalimantan border

Abang Johari (fifth right) together with Minister of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development (Mysed) Datuk Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (fourth rigth), IGP Tan Sri Acryl Sani (fifth left) and others pose for a group photo. Photo credit: Office of The Premier of Sarawak

KUCHING, June 23: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani on Wednesday (June 22) paid a courtesy call on Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to finalise new border control locations along the Sarawak-Kalimantan border.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Acryl Sani said as a long-term investment, it is a must to ensure that the location is really suitable, strategic and plays a role as a border security post.

“In addition, now we will make these security checkpoints as the frontline for the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).

“It will not only be for border patrol but also to provide basic police services to the local residents should they wish to lodge police reports,” he told reporters when met after the visit held at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

On the same note, Acryl Sani said, the courtesy call was also to inform the Premier about the proposal to build a border patrol road in line with the road that has been built by the neighbouring country.

He explained this is very important because this would allow the authorities as well as other government agencies to conduct security patrols along the border.

Meanwhile, Acryl Sani said PDRM has received approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs to set up another 23rd battalion in Sri Aman.

“From three battalions, Sarawak Brigade now has four battalions, and efforts are in the final stages to get the posts and forces that will be placed in this new battalion to help support strengthening security in Sarawak, ”he added. — DayakDaily