Malaysian police may increase presence on Sarawak-Indonesia border

KUCHING (BERNAMA) – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) does not rule out the possibility of increasing its personnel on the Sarawak-Indonesia border following the transfer of the Indonesian capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan.

Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director, Datuk Zamri Yahya said PDRM would look at the border control movement involving people who entered and exited the border of both countries.

“We also expect there will be a hike in the entries to this country and our focus is the aspect of security and undesirable activities such as smugglings. We will do early measures and ways to overcome them and may increase the number of personnel for examining documents and goods,” he told a media conference yesterday.

During the ceremony, Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Azman Yusof exchanged duties with Bukit Aman Inspector-General of Police Secretariat chief (Research and Development) Datuk Ramli Din.

The appointments would take effect on December 2.

The appointment of Ramli as the Sarawak Police Commissioner was the 25th since the era of the British rule around 1964.