Home > News > Nation
Friday March 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:27:05 AM
LAHAD DATU: A Special Security Area is being set up in Sabah to safeguard the sovereignty and security of the state's east coast.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the establishment of the area which will include the districts of Kudat, Tawau, Kunak, Sandakan and Lahad Datu.
Najib also said an additional five battalions of soldiers and policemen would be deployed to Sabah. The ratio of soldiers to policemen would be decided later.
The Prime Minister said the proposal to establish the special area was agreed to by the Cabinet at its meeting yesterday.
Najib said the move was to boost the confidence of the people in Sabah that the Government would do everything to maintain peace and safeguard the country's sovereignty.
“Lahad Datu will be made the command centre and several temporary cabins will be placed there so the centre can begin functioning immediately. The centre, which will comprise officers from the military, police and the civil service, will be headed by (Sabah chief minister) Datuk Seri Musa Aman,” he said after attending a briefing on the ongoing “Ops Daulat” against the armed intruders here.
In 1972, the Government had set up the Rajang Area Security Command (Rascom) in Sarawak to thwart the threat of communist terrorists in the state.
The Rascom area, covering Sibu, Kanowit, Oya, Dalat, Bintagor, Sarikei, Julau, Song and Kapit, was declared a special security area by the then prime minister Datuk Abdul Razak Hussein.
Aid mission off to Semporna to help displaced villagers
Lahad Datu: It's high time to clean up our act and stop taking things for granted
Lahad Datu: Kedah police launch fund for families of slain cops
Lahad Datu: More medics for Sabah east coast
Lahad Datu: No compromise with terrorists, says ex-general
Lahad Datu: Fighting fire with flowers at Philippine Embassy
Lahad Datu: UN chief calls for an end to violence
Lahad Datu: I was misquoted by party paper, says Tian Chua
Lahad Datu: The realities behind military ops
Lahad Datu: 32 more gunmen die in fights
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, News, Government, Najib Tun Razak, Lahad Datu
Lahad Datu: Sabah east coast now special security area, says PM
Lahad Datu: Sabah east coast put on security alert
Lahad Datu: Security comes first, says Hisham
Lahad Datu: Security forces nab two key figures of Sulu terror group
Lahad Datu: Zahid denies allegations Filipinos in Sabah being mistreated during Ops Daulat
JIPS out to get crooked cops
Najib to meet Jokowi in brief courtesy call
MB: No food shortage in Negri Sembilan
High-rise living no longer an issue
Jakim to conduct probe on 'I Want To Touch A Dog' event
Moderation sustains racial unity, harmony, says Subra
Fright nights at Disney and Warner Bros parks
Disney’s latest short film is a delightful ‘Feast’
U.S. military says air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)