Security needs to be beefed up at Sabah, Sarawak borders


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  • Sunday, 30 Aug 2009

KUCHING: Security at the Sarawak-Kalimantan and Sabah-Philippines-Kalimantan borders needs to be beefed up to prevent smuggling and other criminal activities, said Deputy Home Affairs Minister Jelaing Mersat.

He said existing security personnel were not enough to do monitoring and surveillance of these borders.

"The borders of Sarawak, Sabah and Kalimatan are too wide and long to fence up, like at the Tebedu border post.

"We need to have more armed forces personnel to ensure effective border security," he told reporters here on Sunday.

Jelaing said there were many illegal access roads in strategic areas in Biawak, Serikin in Sarawak and Semporna in Sabah, that were used for criminal and smuggling activities.

He proposed that these areas be fenced up and guarded at all times. - Bernama

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