700 personnel to secure West Kalimantan-Sarawak border

700 personnel to secure West Kalimantan-Sarawak border

Indonesian army personnel from Yonif 644/Walet Sakti secure Indonesia-Malaysia border in Entikong, Sanggau, West Kalimantan (8/12/2015). (ANTARA FOTO/Ismar Patrizki)

Pontianak, W Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - The Tanjungpura Regional Military Command XII will soon deploy 700 military personnel to secure Indonesia-Malaysia border in West Kalimantan, a spokesman said.

"The 700 military personnel arrived in Pontianak on Saturday at around 11.35 a.m. local time by Teluk Teratai Indonesian warship," chief of the Tanjungpura Regional Military Command XIIs information service Colonel Mukhlis said here on Sunday.

He said 350 of the military personnel come from the Jaya Yuda infantry battalion 144 of the Sriwijaya Regional Military Command and 350 from the Kala Hitam infantry battalion 312 which is an organic unit of infantry brigade 15 of the Siliwangi Regional Military Command.

"The two battalions which consist of 700 personnel will soon replace border security personnel to safeguard the West Kalimantan-Sarawak border for the next nine months," he said.

Mukhlis added the two battalions which have just arrived in West Kalimantan will replace the Walet Sakti infantry battalion 644 of the Tanjungpura Regional Military Command XII and the Tengkorak airborne Infantry battalion 305.

"Actually, the personnel arrived in Pontianak on Saturday evening. But because we have to focus on returning former members of the Gafatar movement, only on Saturday afternoon they came closer to Dwikora port in Pontianak," he said.

The 700 military personnel are being accommodated at the Tanjungpura Regional Military Command.

Reported by Andilala
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