KUCHING (Bernama) – The computer system problem at three immigration sentry posts at the Malaysia-Brunei border in Sarawak will be resolved through the installation of fibre optic cables.
The three sentry posts are Pandaruan, Sarawak-Puni-Brunei, Tedungan Sentry post, Sarawak-Kuala Lurah-Brunei and the Sungai Tujuh sentry post Sarawak-Sungai Tujuh-Brunei.
Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the installation of fibre optic cables was essential as the immigration computer system at the posts frequently faced connection problems due to the weather.
“The proposal to install fibre optic cables costing RM5 million at the three posts will be submitted to Finance Ministry.
“The upgrade is necessary to facilitate smooth travelling for Malaysians and Brunei citizens between the two countries at the posts as uncertain weather forced travellers to wait up to three hours for immigration clearance,” he said.