KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) will beef up patrols and operations during this festive season to ensure the security of Malaysian waters, particularly in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone.
State director Rear Admiral Kamaruszaman Abu Hassan said the main focus of the operations would be to check illegal immigrants and smuggling activities.
“Enforcement and patrols will be stepped up to curb criminal activities at sea.
“Our assets will be deployed for the purpose of the operations,” he said in a statement.
Kamaruszaman urged all those travelling by sea to visit family and friends at the various islands to ensure their safety by wearing life vests and having proper safety equipment on board.
The public can report any suspicious activity to the MERS 999 hotline or Sabah MMEA at 088-270 165 or 088-270 107. — Bernama