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2 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

ESSCom Urged To Enhance Coordination To Boost ESSZone Security

The Eastern Sabah Security Command has been urged to step coordination with other agencies to boost security in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone .

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6 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Idris Announces Construction Of Secondary School In Semporna

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh Saturday announced the construction of Sekolah Menengah Kebangasaan Kabogan, 5km from Semporna town.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Musa Calls On All Layers Of Society To Support Government's Efforts

KOTA KINABALU, April 19 -- Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman has called on all layers of society to support the government's efforts to pursue progress for the people especially in this challenging times.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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

Daily Express

Rejected on technical grounds, says Speaker

Kota Kinabalu: THREE emergency motions to discuss the Malaysia Agreement, Petroleum Agreement, Goods and Services Tax as well as security in the East Coast were rejected for reasons of technicality and late submission.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Money the Only Motive of Sabah kidnappers - Zahid Snubs Najib's...

The Philippines and China are assisting Malaysian authorities in negotiations with a group of Filipino kidnappers for the safe release of two foreign women who were abducted from an island resort off Semporna, Sabah on April 2. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today the negotiations are ongoing and China and the Philippines are ... (more)

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Lim Kit Siang

Four-men PR fact-finding parliamentary visit to Semporna to find out...

Four-men PR fact-finding parliamentary visit to Semporna to find out whether ESSCOM is "toothless tiger" or "white elephant" and whether it should be closed down as being utterly ineffective Together with the DAP Sabah Chairman and MP for Kota Kinabalu, Jimmy Wong Sze Phing, DAP Sabah Deputy Chairman and MP for Sandakan Stephen Wong Tien Fatt and ... (more)

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Malaysian National News Agency

ESSCom Should Review Its 'Modus Operandi' - State Assemblyman

KOTA KINABALU, April 14 -- A government backbencher has urged the Eastern Sabah Security Command to review its 'modus operandi' and not to be too exposed in the media.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Quick Response Squad, Marine Police Detain Four Filipinos In Pump Boat

The quick response squad and marine police detained four Filipino men near Pulau Pom-Pom in a special operation early today.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

IGP Declines Comment On Semporna Kidnap

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has declined to reveal any information on the kidnapping of two women from a resort off Semporna, Sabah on Sept 2. "I think it is not proper for me to tell you or give you the updates for the safety of the victims," he told reporters after watching netball and sepak takraw championships vying for ... (more)

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

this is What's Wrong with M'Sia: Cops won't act against Muslim...

THIS IS WHAT'S WRONG WITH M'SIA: Cops won't act against Muslim convert who snatched son from Hindu mom - IGP Police will not act on the report lodged by S Deepa, whose son was snatched by her estranged Muslim convert husband, as there are two court orders awarding the respective parents custody.

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The Nation

Becoming Asean

When I first heard the idea last June, from Pana Janviroj of The Nation in Thailand and Wong Chun Wai of the Star in Malaysia, I thought it was a neat concept, worth doing.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Star Online

Militants want RM36mil to free Chinese tourist

KUALA LUMPUR: Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen have demanded RM36.4mil for the release of a 29-year-old Chinese woman tourist whom they abducted from a resort off Semporna in Sabah, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Cat Out of the Bag! Najib regime ignored appeals for security...

Prime Minister Najib Razak's cabinet must take part of the blame for the Semporna kidnapping for repeatedly ignoring appeals for more security resources.

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Weekend Balita

AFP sees Abu Sayyaf hand in Sabah abduction - spokesman

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday said the Abu Sayyaf Group may be behind the abduction of a Filipina worker and a Chinese tourist at the Singamata Resort near Semporna in Sabah, at around 10:30 pm.

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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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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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The Standard

Malaysia resort gunmen demand HK$87m ransom for Shanghai woman

Gunmen who kidnapped young Chinese female tourist Gao Huayuan, have demanded a 36.3 million ringgit ransom, a Malaysian official said.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Express

More than one phone call made over abduction

Kota Kinabalu: Eight suspects arrested in Semporna have been further remanded to facilitate investigations on the recent kidnapping of a China tourist and a Filipina worker at Singamata Resort in Semporna.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Action To Be Taken Against Ministries, Agencies And Departments Cited By AG's Report - Ali

Action to be taken against ministries, agencies and departments cited for weaknesses by the Auditor General's Report 2013 will be announced soon.

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