Government to study proposal on security fencing along border areas

Government to study proposal on security fencing along border areas

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KUALA LUMPUR: A complete research will probably be carried out on the proposal to assemble safety fencing alongside the nation's border, stated Minister within the Prime Minister's Division, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

He stated the research can be carried out by the Residence Ministry with the cooperation of the related authorities businesses on whether or not to restore or exchange the prevailing wall fencing alongside the border.

"The proposal has been authorised by the Cupboard on March 11 final yr," he stated when winding up the talk on the pledge of loyalty on the speech by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Parliament, Thursday.

On the proposed development of the 5.35 kilometre single layer border fencing alongside the Malaysia-Thailand (MALTHAI) border fencing, Shahidan stated the matter was nonetheless on the dialogue stage by the secretariat of each nations.

"The proposal might be tabled on the MALTHAI Land Border Committee (LBC) assembly earlier than it's finalised," he stated.

On Jan 5, the Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail referred to as for the reconstruction of a brand new Perlis-Thailand land border fencing in order to take care of Malaysia's sovereignty and safety.

He stated development of the fencing ought to keep in mind present safety state of affairs and to reinforce its functionality with using surveillance applied sciences akin to closed-circuit tv, night time imaginative and prescient detection gear and movement sensors.

In the meantime, the Dewan Rakyat permitted a movement of thanks on the royal handle of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The Dewan Rakyat sitting will resume on Monday. -- Bernama