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Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 7:27:42 AM
KUALA TERENGGANU: A midnight-to-dawn curfew in the east coast of Sabah will be enforced as soon as possible, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
“The Home Ministry, police and the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) have agreed to enforce the curfew at several ‘hot spots’ there.
“We are ironing out the details and standard operating procedures for the curfew,’’ he said.
“I, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar or the Sabah Chief Minister (Datuk Seri Musa Aman) will sign the authorisation,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid at a buka puasa function with Terengganu Home Ministry staff here yesterday.
He said four hot spots had been identified but did not name them.
Khalid had said earlier that the east coast areas of Sandakan, Kunak, Lahad Datu and Semporna were considered hot spots.
The curfew was mooted following an armed attack on a marine police team which saw Kpl Abdul Rajah Jamuan killed and Kons Zakiah Aleip kidnapped.
Dr Ahmad Zahid said the Government would not entertain the purported “10 million ransom” demand made by Kons Zakiah’s abductors to secure the policeman’s release.
“They said 10 million, but did not specify if it was in pesos, ringgit or US dollars. But we will not entertain their ransom demand.”
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