Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sabah under control despite travel advisories, says Nur Jazlan

The level of security, specifically in the east coast of Sabah is under control despite the negative travel advisories of the Australian and United Kingdom governments. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the people of Sabah needed not fear for their safety despite the negative advisories issued by the two countries. "I will definitely not be coming here if the security is not good. "The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), which was non-existent three years ago, is constantly improving its capability at sea and on land," he told a news conference after a working visit to the office of the 15th Battalion of the General Operations Force, today. He is on a four-day working visit to the state starting with Kota Kinabalu and Kudat over two days, and in Lahad Datu today and tomorrow, to view the security control by the agencies under Esscom. Nur Jazlan said the ministry was also paying attention to the issue of the registration of barter trade ships (kapal kumpit) from southern Philippines which were said to be contributing to smuggling activities. "The welfare of members of the security forces working in the Eastern Sabah must also be given attention," he said. Through his working visit, he found the members of the security forces under Esscom committed to their duties and were in high spirit despite the meagre facilities. "The welfare of the Esscom members from various agencies must be taken into account to ensure their morale is always high," he said. – Bernama, February 28, 2016.]]>

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