By: MRA (Sabah Senior Correspondent)
Lahad Datu – Marine Police from the 4th Division in Sabah has deployed around 170 officers and personnel to be involved in safeguarding the Movement Control Order on waters around Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna.
Eleven marine police boats are deployed to monitor the waters on the East Coast of Sabah.
According to 4th Division Marine Police Commander ACP HJ Mohamad Pajeri Ali, his team monitor 24 hours basis to safeguard the waters.
ACP Mohamad Pajeri also took the proactive approach to be engaged in monitoring the waters of Sabah which begins at 8.45 in the morning till 3.00 in the afternoon.
Additionally, he conducted a briefing session to all the Marine Police frontliners on the enforcement plans during MCO 3 empowered with Section 22 of Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and Section 7 of Prevention Rules for Infectious Diseases.
During the monitoring period carried on by three districts mainly on the waters, the marine police found out those only 15 fishermen boats were allowed by the government to operate. The marine commander Mohamad Pajeri believes that the people around the vicinity are co-operating well with the MCO order, with this it will help to fulfill the MCO mission as well as curb any foreigners illegally entering Sabah waters.
ACP Mohamad Pajeri also visited the welfare of his officers during the MCO period who are based at Semporna and Pos Pulau Tabawan.