KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans dwelling in Pagalungan, which shares a border with Kalimantan in Indonesia, will significantly profit from the federal government’s determination to permit folks to acquire border-crossing passes from the immigration put up within the inside sub-district.
Pensiangan MP Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup famous this can make life easier for the residents who earlier than this needed to journey greater than 100km to the neighbouring Keningau district to get the passes.
In welcoming the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Arthur stated the transfer will open up extra financial alternatives for the native communities within the space.
“This will also subsequently spur development in Pensiangan,” he stated in a press convention within the Nabawan inside district, which comes below the Pensiangan parliamentary constituency, on Saturday (May 21).
Arthur, who can also be the Deputy Works Minister, stated the upgrading work of the Sapulut-Pagalungan-Pensiangan highway, which has been carried out in phases since final yr, will additional support progress within the inside space.
Ismail Sabri had on Friday (May 20) stated folks in Pagalungan in Nabawan will not must journey to Keningau to get their border-crossing pass, as it’s now obtainable on the Pagalungan Immigration Control Post.
Speaking in the course of the launch of the Jelajah Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia programme, he stated, with the intention to make sure the “no mistaken door coverage”, renewal of the Long-Term Visit Pass and Temporary Working Visit Pass can now be performed in any respect immigration workplaces in Sabah.
People are always travelling between the borders at Pagalungan on account of numerous elements together with household ties amongst communities on each side of the border.
Sabah Immigration Department director Sitti Saleha Habib Yusof stated the border pass, referred to as the Malaysia-Indonesia Border Crossing Pass or, Pas Menyeberang Sempadan (PMS), prices RM20 and is simply for Malaysians dwelling inside 30km of the Kalimantan border.