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Saturday June 7, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday June 7, 2014 MYT 7:18:00 AM
by ruben sario
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces will improve its security weaknesses and enforcement lapses in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) to prevent intrusions and crimes, said Armed Forces chief Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.
“There are weaknesses. Do not think there are no challenges within ourselves,” he told reporters after receiving a RM200,000 sponsorship for the Malaysian Armed Forces Hockey Association here yesterday.
He was commenting on Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s statement that corruption and leakages were among the causes of continued intrusions in the coastal waters off Sabah and it was unfair to just blame weaknesses of assets.
In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Anti Crime Foundation vice chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said increased intelligence gathering and encouraging “whistle blowing” would be among the effective measures in combating graft among security personnel guarding Sabah’s intrusion-prone east coast.
Commenting on the same issue, he said the increased intelligence would enable authorities to identify those involved in any form of corruption.
“Getting those in the know to point out who is doing what will also help tackle the situation,” he said adding that the problem was likely to be confined to a few black sheep.
This problem must be addressed as matters concerning the safety and security of our nation must never be compromised,” Lee added.
He said investigations had shown that Sabah’s security had been compromised by corruption and leaking of vital information by irresponsible parties.
On a different issue, Lee who is also the National Institute of Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH) chairman said statistics showed that workplaces were becoming safer but getting there was becoming more hazardous.
He said the number of accidents at the workplace had declined by about 30% over the past 10 years but this had been offset with a 30% increase in commuting mishaps, usually involving motorcyclists.
“All too often it is caused by a lack of concentration while on the road. There have been cases of motorcyclists texting while riding their bikes. This is inviting trouble,” Lee said.
He said NIOSH was prepared to work with the Road Safety Department and the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to organise more road safety awareness programmes for workers.
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