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22 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Suggestion To Replace ESSCom D-G Irrelevant And Baseless - Assemblyman

KOTA KINABALU, April 16 -- The suggestion to replace Eastern Sabah Security Command director general Datuk Mohammad Mentek with a uniformed senior security officer is irrelevant and baseless, according to an assemblyman.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Lim Kit Siang

Kit Siang, Pakatan trio to probe into effectiveness of Sabah maritime force

Four opposition MPs are on a mission to find out if the Eastern Sabah Security Command is nothing but a white elephant, following the kidnapping of two foreign women from the Singamata Reef resort off Semporna on April 2. It comes on the heels of a series of kidnappings from the eastern side of the state - which is a top tourist draw - even after ... (more)

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Malaysian National News Agency

POIC Lahad Datu Generates RM2.21 Billion In Investments

KOTA KINABALU, April 15 -- The Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Lahad Datu has generated total investments of about RM2.21 billion to date.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Star Online

Najib: Asean must strengthen ties

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean must continue to strengthen relations among member countries and the rest of the world to enable them to effectively tackle future problems such as the disappearance of MH370, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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The Star Online

Cop: There were three skirmishes

KOTA KINABALU: A police officer testified that there were three skirmishes between MalayA sian security forces and Sulu gunmen at Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu on March 1 last year.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Star Online

Crisis brings out the best in Hisham

Shoulder to cry on: By sharing in the grief of the next-of-kin of missing MH370 passengers and crew, Hishammuddin has revealed his compassionate side.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Government To Form Special Committee To Study Economic Impact On Malaysia-China Trade

KOTA KINABALU, April 12 -- The government has agreed to form a special committee to study the economic impact on trade and investment between Malaysia and China following the disappearance of Flight MH370 last month.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Suria

Kidnappers demand $11 mln for Chinese...

Kidnappers based in the southern Philippines have demanded more than $11 million in ransom for a Chinese tourist abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, a senior minister said Thursday.

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Lim Kit Siang

Call on Cabinet tomorrow to vest the ESSCOM director-general with...

Call on Cabinet tomorrow to vest the ESSCOM director-general with executive powers and not just co-ordinating responsibilities among the Police, Army, Maritime and public agencies in ESSZONE Today, the Director-General of Eastern Sabah Security Command , Datuk Mohammad Mentek publicly defended the ESSCOM's security track record, which was in fact ... (more)

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Express

Yong accepts Zahid's challenge to slap him

Kota Kinabalu: Former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee has accepted the challenge by Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that he personally take up the challenge to slap him.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Perkasa Comes To ESSCom's Defence Over Kit Siang's Remarks

A large part of the RM200-million allocation for the 'Ops Daulat' exercise following the Sulu terrorist intrusion in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu, early last year is known to have been used to purchase defence and security assets, according to the Libaran branch of the Malay right-wing organisation Perkasa.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Kangaroo Courts! Anwar loses Surendran as lawyer in defamation suit

Lawyer N Surendran has been disqualified from representing Anwar Ibrahim in his RM100 million defamation suit against TV3 and Utusan Melayu Bhd in relation to reports on the Lahad Datu incursion.

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Lim Kit Siang

Barisan minister joins opposition in calling Sabah security 'unsatisfactory'

A minister has criticised the security in Sabah, branding it "unsatisfactory" one day after Barisan Nasional MPs joined their opposition counterparts and castigated Putajaya over the slack arrangements in the state.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Asia News Network

Petaling Jaya: Sabah Kidnapping: a fresh round of bad publicity for M'sia

The abduction of a Chinese national in the pristine Singamata Reef Resort, off Semporna, Sabah, couldn't have happened at a worse time for Malaysia.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Daily Express

Massive op to weed out moles: Mentek

Lahad Datu: The Eastern Sabah Security Command will launch a massive operation in island resorts, following the kidnapping incident at Singamata Island, last Wednesday.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Good One! RM500 to anyone who Slaps non-performer Zahid for latest Sabah security breach

Home Minister Zahid Hamidi's rash words back in February could come back to haunt him when he next visits Sabah and that could be very soon considering what happened last night in Semporna.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Star Online

Boost Sabah's coastal security, says MCA

PETALING JAYA: The Government should review and improve Sabah's coastal security following the abduction of a Chinese tourist and Filipina resort worker on Wednesday.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Websites show M'sian resort still popular with tourists despite latst Terror Kidnap

Checks on travel websites show most foreign tourists praising Singamata as a beautiful destination with a user on TripAdvisor citing "blue waters, big fishes and perfect sunset".

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Malaysian National News Agency

Call For Resignation Of ESScom DG Inappropriate And Emotional - Pengasah

The Sabah Fishermen's Association today hit out at quarters which called for the resignation of Eastern Sabah Security Command director-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek following the abduction of a Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort worker at Singgahmata, near Semporna Wednesday.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Star Online

VAT 69 commando recalls how gunmen fired on them during recon op

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces were taken by surprise when Sulu gunmen suddenly fired on them during a close reconnaissance operation in Kampung Tanduo last year, the High Court heard yesterday.

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