Who exactly are responsible for Sarawak waters ? Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) required additional men to expand their workforce to monitor Sarawak waters. MMEA have a good intention but considered this ...
What is the main purpose of Sarawak River Board ?
What is the main purpose of the Marine Police ?
What is the main purpose of Jabatan Laut Sarawak ?
Do Malaysia have the Navy or not ?
All the above agencies or departments have their enforcement squads but their duty is what ? Lepak at base ?
This is another case of mis-management of resources whereby manpower are not deployed efficiently.
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Source: theborneopost.com/?p=37016 State needs 430 more maritime enforcers Agency director-general urges locals to apply for the job KUCHING: The state needs at least 430 additional uniformed staff to serve with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), to be able to effectively monitor Sarawak waters. According to MMEA director-general Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish, at the moment the agency in state is facing shortage of enforcement staff. “We need to beef up our manpower to be able look after our territorial waters satisfactorily, and towards this end we are now recruiting more staff,” he told a press conference yesterday. The conference was held in conjunction with his visit to the agency’s state office at Jalan Setia Raja here. Urging locals to apply for the job, he said the agency will recruit about 1,600 new staff who will be deployed nationwide. Those interested can surf the agency’s website at www.mmea.gov.my. According to Amdan, two intakes are carried out every year with 230 recruits per intake. Those accepted will have to undergo nine months training - six months in Johor and another three months in Kuantan. He said between 40 and 50 staff were being deployed to the state per intake. According to him, the limited number of recruits per intake was due to constraint in the present training facilities. Amdan also told reporters that the agency here would like to intensify and effectively enforce maritime laws in the state’s waters. This, he said was to prevent smuggling activities and encroachment by foreign fishing vessels, and the flouting of laws by local fishermen. He noted that the common mistakes committed by local fishermen were not sticking to the fishing regulations and conditions of their licence. He disclosed that there were 17 cases of encroachment last year while for the early part of this year, 12 cases were recorded. Amdan also commended the effort of the agency here, saying that one of its major successes was to foil an attempt by a Singapore-registered ship to smuggle 100,000 litres of diesel from Muara Tebas last April. The case, he said had been referred to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. He told reporters that MMEA was also entrusted with carrying out search-and-rescue operations.