Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim with Internal Security and Public Order Department Director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sabtu Osman, and Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Awang Sahari EM Nadzeer. Pix by Mohd Ruzaini Zulkepli

KOTA KINABALU: Police will work on gathering quality intelligence to curb security problems in Sabah’s east coast.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said this was among the measures discussed in today’s meeting with regards to enhancing the Eastern Sabah Security Command’s (Esscom) operational system.

“I do not want to elaborate on the measures which will take place but what is important is that there is excellent coordination between Esscom and the General Operations Force team in Sabah, Sarawak and in the Peninsula.

“At the same time, we remind all district police chiefs especially in the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone) to take extra effort to gather intelligence. The Special Branch unit too must do their part in assessing all collected information.”

Noor Rashid was speaking to reporters after chairing a meeting with Sabah police commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun and Esscom senior officers at the state police headquarters in Kepayan, here.

The meeting focused on coordinating operations to be carried out by Esscom and police in the Esszone.

Noor Rashid also gave his assurance that sea patrol operations would be planned accordingly, with emphasis placed on routes used by individuals to enter Sabah illegally.

“The results from this operation will be analysed and used as guidance when conducting future operations,” he said, adding that the 7pm-5am curfew should remain.

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