Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sabah cops moot ‘gotong royong’ to keep squatters crime free

Sabah police will ensure that no illegal and unwanted elements dominate squatter settlements in the state. Sabah police commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said in order to ensure that settlements would not become a den for criminal activities, the gotong royong (cleaning) programme involving members of security forces and other enforcement agencies would be expanded to all squatter settlements in Sabah. The programme was also aimed at improving cleanliness and security in those areas, he told reporters after attending the gotong royong programme at a squatter settlement in Telipok here today. He said the programme in Telipok was carried out following an integrated operation in the area on February 13, in which six people were detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma). A total of 428 police personnel and 657 other agencies' personnel including the Malaysian Armed Forces, National Security Council, Civil Defence Department, Department of Health and Kota Kinabalu City Hall were involved in the gotong royong. On the arrest of the six individuals alleged to have provided information and assistance to foreign criminals, Abdul Rashid said the investigations were still ongoing. – Bernama, February 28, 2016.]]>

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