Miri GOF receives assets worth RM86,400 to beef up border control operations at Long Banga

Lee (front row second from left) flanked by Uchong (extreme left), Jamalie (on Lee’s left) rides the ATVs and scrambler bikes after the handing over of the logistics.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Aug 16: Miri General Operations Force (GOF) 12th Battalion has received additional assets from the Sarawak government to help further beef up its strength in carrying out border control operations for Ops Awas at Long Banga in Ulu Baram.

Presenting the logistics in the form of two All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and two scrambler bikes worth RM86,400 was Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin, on behalf of the State government, to GOF 12th Battalion commanding officer Supt Uchong Sigan at the Sarawak Islamic Miri complex compound today.

Uchong when met later after presentation thanked the Sarawak government for the contribution.

He said the additional logistics assets would help to facilitate their monitoring work as well as accelerate mobility in border areas that are difficult to access.

“Long Banga is located quite close to the international border between Indonesian Kalimantan and Sarawak and by placing these assets at our control post (in Long Banga), our men can perform their duties better and more efficiently,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lee said other border control  posts namely in Kuching, Kapit, Sri Aman, Limbang and Serian also received similar logistics.

Also present to witness the handing over were acting Miri Resident Jamalie Busri and Public Works Department (JKR) Miri engineer Chong Chi Fam. — DayakDaily