Lahad Datu: PM announces formation of
Eastern Sabah Safety Zone
KUALA LUMPUR: The Eastern Sabah Safety Zone
(ESSZONE) to prevent incursions and ensure
the security of the state comes into effect
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak,
who announced the setting up of the zone,
said it would cover the eastern districts
Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Beluran,
Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak
and Semporna and Tawau.
"The zone will be administered by a
committee. Sabah Chief Minister
Datuk Seri Musa Aman has
been appointed ESSZONE committee chairman.
"He will be assisted by a chief executive
officer and other members to be announced
later," Najib said in his speech during the
206th Police Day Celebrations held at the
Police Training Academy (Pulapol).
Malaysian security forces have been
conducting operations in the east coast of
Sabah over the past weeks to flush out a
group of Sulu gunmen from the area.
The group from southern Philippines had been
holed up in Kampung Tanduo since Feb 9.
Source: The Star
Monday March 25, 2013 MYT 1:48:54 PM