Sabah cops on alert after court's decision in Lahad Datu intrusion case

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  • Monday, 15 Jan 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police will strengthen security across the state following the Federal Court's decision to uphold the death sentence against nine Filipinos involved in the 2013 Lahad Datu intrusion.
“We will increase security,” Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din (pic) said when contacted Monday (Jan 15). 
He was asked whether there would be any tightening of security after the court's decision.
Comm Ramli said that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has always been ready to meet any threats.
On Monday, the Federal Court in Putrajaya upheld the death sentence against nine Filipino men charged with waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong during the 2013 Lahad Datu intrusion.
The five-member panel headed by Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that the death sentence was the most appropriate sentence based on  findings of the facts of the case.
The nine men are Julham Rashid, 70; Virgilio Nemar Patulada @ Mohammad Alam Patulada, 53; Salib Akhmad Emali, 65; Tani Lahad Dahi, 64; Basad Manuel, 42; Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54; Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 46; Al Wazir Osman @ Abdul, 62; and Ismail Yasin, 77.
Basad Manuel is the son of the late self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram.
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