I was driving home from work yesterday afternoon when I saw something quite unusual happening in front of me. As usual, I got hold of my camera which is usually with me when I am on the move. It was about three kilometers before reaching home, the traffic in front of me was moving cautiously slow. At the far end, I saw a logging truck fully laden with logs. In front of the truck was a blue police van while behind it was a police car. I hurriedly got hold of my camera and below are some of the pictures that I took from a moving vehicle. The truck was escorted to Lundu Police station.
Bravo to the new Lundu Police Chief and his men. Ever since he took over, illegal operators of all sorts are now scared; very, very scared. He is really doing his police job according to the police book without fear or favour. Lundu is now having less and less people selling and buying contraband goods like cigarettes and "cap langkau" (a local liquor - brewed small time in "cottage industries").
And the illegal loggers? Oh yes, they are getting very scared now for this new local Police Chief have on many occasions busted their operations. Again we say "Thank you, sir!". You have done your job very well. If only all police officers are like him...
Below are some of the pictures in order of sequence.
On Sungai Lundu Bridge, about 50 meters from the Police Station. Notice the STOP sign still up-right.
Argh! The STOP sign is now gone. The long logs swerved to the left and smash a few signboards when the truck driver tried to negotiate the junction to the right slowly. The truck driver fails his urban driving skill unlike in the jungle where most of the time he outsmarts the authorities.
"Anymore further instructions, sir?" "Nothing else more, but please tell the man without shirt there to wear one because it's very 'hot' outside here." "Aye, aye, sir".