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Curfew in ESSZone extended to Aug 24


Last Update: 08/08/2019




KOTA KINABALU, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- Curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which ends tomorrow will be extended until Aug 24.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the curfew from 6 pm to 6 am covers the waters of Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran.

Omar, in a statement, said people living in the area were required to stay indoors while outsiders were not allowed to enter or be in the declared areas from 6 pm to 6 am on the dates specified.

“The curfew continues to ensure that the waters concerned are not invaded by terrorists that threaten the safety of international researchers and tourists visiting the resort islands.

"There is also a curfew to ensure the safety and well-being of Sabahans using the waters and those living in the ESSZone,” he said.

He said the curfew would facilitate enforcement and monitoring of boat movements as well as creating a sense of security and confidence to chalet operators and fishermen with the presence of security forces.

Omar said, based on the information, Abu Sayyaf militant groups and those carrying out kidnap-for-ransom activities from southern Philippines were still active in conducting cross-border crimes.

“I also give all district police chiefs in the ESSZone the authority to issue permits to eligible applicants for fishery activities or those with urgent need to enter the curfew areas,” he said.

-- BERNAMA


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

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