GOF Southeast Brigade to get eight more drone units for border control

– Bernamapic

KOTA BHARU: General Operations Force (GOF) Southeast Brigade is getting an additional eight drone units to prevent the smuggling of goods and the entry of illegal immigrants at the border.

Its commander, SAC Sheik Azhar Sheik Omar (pic), said before this the GOF Southeast Brigade possessed two drone units.

He said drones were vital to transmitting accurate and quick information regarding criminal activities along the 144km Malaysia-Thailand border, adding that any information obtained would be sent to the nearest team for immediate action.

"God willing...with the government allocation, every inch of the country's border will be monitored more systematically and effectively," he told reporters after a retirees' gathering attended by 400 former members of the GOF, VAT69 and Senoi Praaq at the GOF 8th Battalion in Pengkalan Chepa here on Tuesday (Sept 19).

Four former GOF8 members, who had been injured during an operation against the Communists in the 1970s, also received donations of wheelchairs at the gathering.

Sheik Azhar also said the GOF Southeast Brigade thanked the Prime Minister and the Home Affairs Minister for approving an RM42 million allocation, covering expenses in five GOF battalions nationwide.

"For the Southeast Brigade, the provision has allowed as many as 16 static posts along the Sungai Golok to be built to provide some comfort to the members who are on duty, including better water sources and rooms.

"Each post is estimated to cost between RM50,000 and RM100,000, and they will definitely help each member feel more comfortable and work better," he said. Bernama

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Teacher slaps student for lying, gets in trouble with police
Quran burnings, Islamophobic acts intended to incite hatred, says Anwar
Climate change: Anwar urges developed countries to fulfil commitment to mobilise US$100bil a year
PM Anwar calls for concerted multilateral effort by UN to resolve conflicts
Flood: 95 villagers in Beaufort evacuated as waters rise
Missing man found safe and sound in Sipitang on third day of rescue operation
King presents house keys to eight recipients of Ru'RASA homes in Temerloh
Show me the smoking gun: Tanah Merah MP dares anyone to prove he smokes
Army man slapped with RM2,500 fine for assaulting wife
Primary school in Permatang Pauh damaged in fire

Others Also Read