Pujut rep happy with vehicle monitoring system (VMS) at border

Dr Ting speaking to reporters, as Customs officers Doehaile Bujid and Suriati Ahmad Shokri listen.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 3: Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon today expressed his satisfaction with the Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS) that has been implemented at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Centre (CIQ) in Sungai Tujoh here.

The trial period for the system is from June 25 to August 25, and its implementation at the Sarawak-Brunei border checkpoint is to manage the transit of foreign vehicles.

“CIQ Sungai Tujoh has been chosen for the purpose because it is the focal entry point to Miri in particular and Sarawak, in general,” Dr Ting told reporters after paying a visit to the CIQ this morning.

“I hope it will ease the long queue at Sungai Tujoh.”

Ting, who was shown around by Customs officers Doehaile Bujid and Suriati Ahmad Shokri, said currently there are four units of VMS scanners installed at the entry and exit points in Sungai Tujoh.

During this two-month period, foreigners have to exit their vehicles in order to have their documents checked at the counter before being granted entry.

“Online registration may be done via http://customssg7.my,” said Dr Ting.

VMS enables the Customs Department to monitor the movement of foreign vehicles at the border entry checkpoints, apart from facilitating smooth traffic flow. To date, vehicles crossing the Sungai Tujoh CIQ can reach up to 1,000 per day during peak hours on weekends. — DayakDaily