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Security In Sabah Under Control, Do Not Believe Rumour - Police

KOTA KINABALU, July 17 (Bernama) -- Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman today stressed that the security in Sabah, especially along the east coast, is under control and urged the public not to believe rumour spread on the internet.

Denying that the security of Sabah was being threatened and there would be intrusions along the east coast of the state, he said police were now investigating the guilty parties spreading the rumour.

"We urge the public and the people of Sabah not to listen to rumours which are scaring the people. The security agencies are capable of controlling the situation should anything happen," he told reporters here Thursday after a ceremony to present Aidilfitri cookies to the armed forces by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

Jalaluddin was commenting on the rumours which were rife on the internet and WhatsApp about the security situation in Sabah.

On the statement by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar yesterday that police would announce a curfew along a 1,400km-stretch of the Sabah east coast in 48 hours, Jalaluddin said they were ready to carry out the order.

"We held a meeting today in Semporna to discuss various issues (security as well as curfew)...definitely we are prepared," he said.

The curfew would be enforced during specific times from the international waters up to the East Sabah waters to prevent intruders and kidnappers from entering the state.

This follows the ambush on Pulau Mabul, Semporna recently when eight heavily armed individuals killed Koperal Ab Rajah Jamuan, 32, and kidnapped Konstabel Zakia Ali, 26.

-- BERNAMA




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