SUBANG– The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) is looking at improving Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s (MMEA) worn out and inadequate assets to implement operations at sea more effectively, said its minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the MMEA was also facing shortage of infrastructure such as jetties, quarters and officers and personnel.
These we pay attention to, for the steps forward. We will endeavour to submit so that assets which need to be replaced will be replaced, those needing repairs will undergo improvements.
”We will also consider buying new assets with the allocations provided to the ministry,” he told a media conference when conducting an official working visit to MMEA at the Subang Maritime Air Station.
The visit was Muhyiddin’s first visit to the agency after it was placed under the ministry in the middle of last year. Also present was MMEA director-general Maritime Admiral Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abu Bakar.
Earlier, in his speech, Muhyiddin said MMEA had received three New generation Patrol Craft (NGPC) and three more were in the handing over process to MMEA.
According to Muhyiddin, the agency was also set to receive three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) which were currently under constructions with the first OPV expected to be completed next year.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)