Sarawak places immigration personnel at checkpoints

TEBEDU, SARAWAK (BERNAMA) – The Immigration Department in Sarawak, Malaysia has placed 1,442 staff to control entry at the main checkpoints in the state in the wake of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarawak Immigration Director Datuk Ken Leben said yesterday the department would step up surveillance at the nine entry points between Sarawak and Kalimantan, four checkpoints at the border with Brunei and one entry point with Sabah.

“Apart from that, Sarawak Immigration is also responsible for the security of 10 ports and seven airports throughout Sarawak,” he told reporters.

According to Ken, Sarawak Immigration is also intensifying the installation of biometric face recognition system at Kuching International Airport.

“Apart from that, the blacklisted visitor management system is also in place at all immigration offices apart from installing closed circuit television at all entry points.”