UKPN-SDMC ‘Ops Jala’ nets 20 illegal migrants in two-day operation

Dr Chai (centre) speaking during the press conference, accompanied by UKPN deputy director Bidol Anak Moyeng (left), and UKPN Chief Assistant Director (Collaborative Enforcement) Mohd Daud Jelani (right).

KUCHING, Jan 22: Two-days “Op Jala” operation saw a total of 20 Indonesian individuals detained and quarantined under Act 342 of the (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988).

According to the State Security and Enforcement Unit (UKPN) director, Datu Dr Chai Khin Chung, the two-days the “Op Jala” operation was officially conducted starting on Jan 20, 2021, with the cooperation from various enforcement agencies, on eight construction sites throughout the city.

“They have been placed in a quarantine centre in order to determine and examine their health condition, and legal action will be taken by the enforcement agency according to the case facts,” he said during a press conference on “Ops Jala” held at the old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building, today.

Dr Chai noted, the operation will be carried out as long as there is a need for it, and probably could become a permanent operation.

He said “Ops Jala” is a complement to other operations carried out by the enforcement agencies in the state, such as the “Ops Benteng”, “Ops Sapu” and many others.


“Almost all of the enforcement agencies are involved depending on their authority. For “Ops Jala” operation, we will invite the relevant enforcement agencies based on the needs and the location of where the operation will be conducted.

“Currently, the permanent agencies involved in Op Jala are namely the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), the Immigration Department, and the State Health Department (JKNS),” he added. –DayakDaily.