ESSCom wants ESSZone to be drones no-fly zone

LAHAD DATU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) wants the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) to be gazetted as a no-fly zone for drones or the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

ESSCom commander DCP Datuk Hazani Ghazali said it was in line with ESSZone as a security area.

“I propose that ESSZone to be gazetted as a no-fly zone for drones, except for security forces or those with permits,” he told reporters here today.

Hazani said the use of drones in the vicinity of ESSZone should be prohibited otherwise authorised by the authorities including the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).

“I do not want drones to be flown in areas like the road checkpoints or control posts due to security reasons,” he said. — Bernama

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