Additional Assets in Army Field Command East to Enhance Border Patrols – Army Chief

SERIKIN: The placement of additional assets of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) in the East Medan area can further strengthen its strength in conducting border control operations, including Op Benteng to curb the spread of COVID-19, especially along the Sarawak border, Army Chief General Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain said.

He said the assets such as four-wheel drive vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Scrambler Bikes could facilitate monitoring work, as well as accelerate mobility in border areas that are difficult to access.

“By placing this mobility at the control posts, our soldiers can perform their duties better and more efficiently,” he told a press conference after the handing over ceremony of the assets at Pos Serikin here, today.

In terms of operations at the Malaysia-Indonesia border in Sarawak, Zamrose said, four new control posts are expected to start operating in Sarawak in August, bringing the total number of border control posts in the state to 19.