Suluk Council wants govt to strengthen mobilisation at hotspots

Malaysian armed policemen man a security check point in Cenderawasih, Lahad Datu.
Malaysian armed policemen man a security check point in Cenderawasih, Lahad Datu. – File photo

KOTA KINABALU: To avoid misuse of power among law enforcement agencies on duty, the Sabah Suluk Solidarity Council has called on the government to strengthen mobilisation policy at border hotspots and the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex.

Its secretary, Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto said among others, an ideal deployment period, not exceeding three years should be implemented so as not to compromise the integrity of the personnel.

“This is imperative to improve public trust and subsequently, maintain the credibility of the authorities.

“We don’t want the good name of the authorities (government) tarnished just because of some personnel’s lack of integrity,” he said in a statement here Thursday.

He was commenting on recent Indonesian media reports which alleged influx of illegal immigrants into Tawau, via several landing sites.
Nevertheless, Mohd Zaki appealed to the public not to be hasty in linking the allegation to a total failure on the part of the authorities.