KOTA KINABALU: “Efforts to defend the nation’s safety and sovereignty will be increased for the sake of public harmony.”
Sabah Police Commissioner, Dato’ Abd. Rashid Bin harun, was speaking during the handing over of Tawau Burs Point Security Post ceremony, held at Sabah Police Contingent Headquarters Senior Officers Mess.
Burs Point security post, with the value of RM3,0010682.30 is located in the waters off Tawau, close to Pulau Sebatik and Nunukan, Indonesia, which is the main route for boats and ships from both countries.
“With Burs Point, crime activities at the area can be controlled, besides from giving confidence to the surrounding community,” he said.
Rashid also said the post which has been operating since 28 December last year is stationed by 18 General Operation Force personnel.
He will also negotiate with ESSCOM and Maritime for deploying their assets at Burs Point to facilitate inspection operation.
“The area covers marshland and hidden passageways for criminals, smugglers, and illegal immigrants. With Burs Point, border patrol will be intensified,” he added. -SayangSabah