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Published: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:14:02 AM

Lahad Datu: Assault was first large scale operations between police and armed forces

Zahid (left) and Hishammuddin at a press conference in Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu.

Zahid (left) and Hishammuddin at a press conference in Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu.

PETALING JAYA: The assault in Lahad Datu is the first ever large scale joint-operation between the police and the armed Forces.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Armed Forces used three units of F-18, five units of Hawks in the attack along with ground forces compromising of police and Armed Forces personnel.

“It is the first time the armed Forces and police were cooperating in such magnitude.

“It is for the safety and security for all Malaysians,” he said at a press conference in Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu.

Despite the attack, Dr Ahmad Zahid said good bilateral relations between Malaysia and the Philippine was preserved.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the Malaysian security forces had not recorded any casualty.

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