Health and Safety
Curtin Malaysia is committed to ensure that our campus is a safe and healthy place to study. Moreover, Miri City itself also provides a secure and supportive environment in which to learn. Here is some important information to help keep you safe and healthy throughout your stay.
YOUR SAFETY AT CURTIN
At Curtin, we aim to create a safe and enjoyable study and work environment for everyone. We work closely with our local community and government agencies, including the local Police, to help keep our campus safe. Some of our security initiatives include:
- Curtin Security patrols the campus, 24 hours a day, every day.
- Security guards at all university affiliated accommodations, 24 hours a day, every day.
- Campus bus services to safely get you to and from campus
- A Health Centre right on campus
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Any members of staff or students who feel unwell or ill, have had an accident, or sustained an injury, please report to the Health Officer, Mr. Paul Lawai, at the Health Centre.
Office: 085 630100 extension 2783 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR SAFETY IN MIRI
The city is friendly and cosmopolitan, but when you travel to any destination it’s important to be aware of your environment and keep yourself safe. As an international student in Malaysia, you are subject to all state and federal laws. Whether you are going to a festival, late night shopping, enjoying the city’s nightlife or attending a sporting or cultural events, you can rest assured that general Miri is a safe place. However, it is sensible to take precautions, and be aware that there are pockets of need and deprivation in Sarawak, so it is perhaps wise not to flaunt your relative wealth.
The section below is designed to help you if you are involved in an incident. In Miri, police are approachable and will always offer assistance. You can also telephone for police, firefighting or ambulance services in the event of an emergency.
REPORTING AN INCIDENT
If you wish to report an incident to the police, you need to go to the police station which has jurisdiction over the area in which the incident occurred. For example, if your laptop is stolen in Senadin, you need to go to the Lutong police station and not to the station in downtown Miri. Lutong police station has jurisdiction over the area from the Lutong Air Strip, all the way to Kuala Baram. The Lutong River forms the boundary between the two station’s jurisdiction.
You will have to give all the details of the incident to the investigating officer. If you want a copy of the report for an insurance claim, you pay a few Ringgits per report to have a copy typed. It is a good idea to pay and order a copy straight away. You will have to go back a few days later to pick it up.
TIPS ON HOME SECURITY
- Keep doors locked at all times
- Keep your outside lights on every night
- Trees and bushes should be trimmed
- Keep valuable personal belongings in a safe deposit box
- Contractors/maintenance work at your house must be closely supervised
- Report immediately (even in the middle of the night) security related incidents
GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
- Stop all deliveries
- Connect a light to a timer
- Notify neighbour/friend
- Ensure somebody is looking after your house from time to time and that they keep all doors and windows locked
IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS
- District Police Headquarters: 085 – 432222 / 433400
- Lutong Police Station: 085 – 655202
You can also send information to the Royal Malaysian Police through SMS: Type POLISSWK and send it to 32728
Fire and Rescue Department:
- Miri Fire and Rescue: 994 / 085 – 420991
- Miri General Hospital: 085 – 420033
- Ambulance: 085 – 420033
- Miri City Medical Centre: 085 – 426622
- Columbia Asia Medical Centre: 085 – 437755