Kuala Lumpur, November 18 (The New Straits Times): The Sri Lankan navy will be training Malaysian security personnel drawn from the police, the armed forces, and the Maritime Enforcement Agency next year.
Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali said the expertizes of the Sri Lankans in safeguarding their waters are recognized worldwide.
He told reporters at the Esscom monthly gathering at the police marine base that about 20 personnel from three agencies – police, armed forces, and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency – would participate in the intensive training.
On another development, he said Esscom would establish a control post on Pulau Ligitan off Tawau in an effort to intensify security in the area, adding that the post would be managed by three security agencies.
“The island is located at the border of Malaysian waters hence it is exposed to neighboring Indonesia and the Philippines. The waters are usually used as a route by immigrants to enter the state.”
“The post will also be able to prevent elements that can jeopardize the security of the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone from slipping into the country,” he stressed.
(The featured picture at the top shows the Malaysian navy on parade)