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KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian police are working with their Philippine counterparts to secure the release of three Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen off Lahad Datu on Sept 23.
KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in Sabah’s east coast remain on high alert a week into intelligence information saying that Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen were on their way to Sabah to kidnap high-value targets.
KOTA KINABALU: A family member of one of the three Indonesian fishermen abducted off Tambisan in Lahad Datu has been contacted by the kidnappers.
KOTA KINABALU: The family of one of three recently abducted Indonesians fishermen has received a ransom demand from their kidnappers.
KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has mobilised assets to key areas after Philippine intelligence reports indicate Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen were on their way to kidnap high-value targets.
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of an Islamic State (IS) terrorist cell, which planned to launch attacks in Malaysia and Indonesia, were among 16 militants detained following counter-terrorism swoops in seven states.
KOTA KINABALU: It’s a game of cat and mouse for law enforcers securing waters off Sabah’s eastern-most tip of Tambisan, which has remained volatile in keeping Filipino kidnap-for-ransom groups at bay.
The threat of cross-border abduction from the southern Philippines remains a daily possibility.
KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian fisherman avoided being abducted a second time after Filipino gunmen feared being admonished by their “Abu Sayyaf bosses” for bringing back a former hostage.
KOTA KINABALU: Security forces must take steps to strengthen sea borders in Sabah’s eastern most Tambisan waters, the closest point with the southern Philippines’ Tawi Tawi chain of islands, says Sabah's Chief Minister.