SEMPORNA, Aug 10 (Bernama) — Nine radar stations will be installed in stages in the East Coast of Sabah to step up surveillance and security along the shore, said Joint Force II commander Brig-Gen Sheikh Mokhsin Sheikh Hassan.
Manufactured in the United States, he said the first radar would be installed in Tawau.
“The infrared radar can capture and transmit images to the control centre for follow-up actions,” he told reporters who accompanied Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for a visit to the armed forces forward base here Sunday.
Sheikh Moksin said although the security in Sabah waters was under control, there were threats from militant groups in the restive southern Philippines.
He said other threats included armed kidnapping, piracy, smuggling and illegal immigrants.
He said tourist arrivals in the East Coast of Sabah had increased since the launch of the joint armed forces operation, “Ops Pasir” since eight years ago after the Sipadan hostage crisis.
Also present were Armed Forces chief Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency director-general Admiral Datuk Amdan Kurish.
— BERNAMAIf you like this post, buy me an espresso. Paypal Payment