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Friday, March 1, 2013

Two commandoes killed as Lahad Datu siege continues


LAHAD DATU - Two police commandoes were killed after coming under mortar fire when violence erupted in the standoff between security forces and a group of armed Filipinos occupying a village in Lahad Datu in Sabah.

Ten members of the group had been killed when police raided their camp, a spokesman for the group had said earlier. (File photo of a police commando guarding the area about 3km away from the location where armed Filipino men are holding off. — Reuters pic)

National news agency Bernama reported that its reporters saw the bodies of the two commandoes being taken away to hospital.

Silence has fallen on the seaside village after deadly gunfire erupted this morning between security forces and the armed Filipino rebels occupying the Sabah village, Philippine media reported today.

Abraham Idjirani, a spokesman for the rebels, reportedly said that 10 members of the group were killed when police raided their camp.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s online news site quoted Free Radio Sarawak as saying that the Felda Sahabat 17 oil palm plantation near KampungTanduo, where the rebels have been holed up since February 9, was filled with an “uncanny silence”.

Earlier, the Borneo Insider online news site reported today that a Malaysian VAT69 commando was also killed.

Lahad Datu, which is about 130km away from the battle site, was also described as a “ghost town’, with all shops in the town centre closed as army patrols moved about, with some standing guard at schools and the district hospital.

Four intruders were injured, according to Princess Jaycel Kiram, the daughter of self-proclaimed Sulu Sultan Jamallul Kiram III, as reported in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

SAPP chief Datuk Yong Teck Lee told The Malaysian Insider that a curfew would be imposed on Lahad Datu at 4pm, prohibiting all vehicle movements.

A police officer in the Lahad Datu police district headquarters, who did not want to be named, told The Malaysian Insider, however, that there have been no orders of a curfew or emergency so far.

Yong also said rumours have been swirling among Lahad Datu residents about more rebels coming into Semporna and Silam.

“People more anxiety (sic) than fear (because) for a few decades, violent incidents have been on and off, this being the most long drawn incident,” Yong said in a text message to The Malaysian Insider.

Jamallul reportedly stressed today that the group would not leave the area despite the assault.

Philippine Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez, however, reportedly said that there were no casualties.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein denied that Malaysian authorities had shot the Filipino rebels, tweeting: “I confirm that our security forces have not taken a single shot but were shot at at 10am this morning!”

Bernama also quoted Hishammuddin as saying that Malaysia had given the intruders enough time to leave Sabah peacefully.

About 180 Filipino rebels, including 30 gunmen, invaded Sabah on February 9 and have refused to leave, despite pleas from the Malaysian and Philippine governments.

They declared yesterday that they would never surrender and were willing to die in Sabah.

The family of rebel group leader Agbimuddin Kiram, who is the brother of Jamallul, denied that Agbimuddin was arrested by the Malaysian authorities, according to Solar News.

Residents in Lahad Datu told The Malaysian Insider that business owners were closing shops near the town and on the outskirts while parents were picking up their children from schools.

Yong also tweeted that MAS has suspended flights to Lahad Datu.

He said several military flights landed this morning, according to locals.

The armed group, suspected of being a faction of a Philippine Muslim rebel group, claims to belong to the “royal army” of the Sulu sultanate.

The bizarre drama had threatened to stir tension between the Southeast Asian neighbours whose ties have been periodically frayed by security and migration problems caused by a porous sea border.

News wire Reuters had reported that Malaysia pays a token sum to the Sultanate of Sulu each year for the “rental” of Sabah — an arrangement that stretches back to British colonial times.

In 2000, a group of militants from the southern Philippines kidnapped 21 tourists from the Sabah diving resort of Sipadan.

In 1985, 11 people were killed when gunmen, believed to be from the southern Philippines, entered Lahad Datu, shooting at random before robbing the local branch of Standard Chartered Bank.

BY BOO SU-LYN, CLARA CHOOI, ZURAIRI AR

21 comments:

  1. If we saw someone with deadly weapon in his hand, sneaked into our house, what should we do?
    a) asked him nicely to surrender the weapon and move outside from the house
    b) negotiate with him, under which terms he may happily agree to move outside willingly
    c) attack him and talk later

    When people came with weapon, sneaking like a thief, asking something that is not belong to them, surely they have bad intention. We always negotiate. Talk. Think. Why don't we just give what they want? Then we all can go home and sleep. And let whatever will happen tomorrow to be tomorrow story.

    Sabah already full with Philippines people. You won't be able to recognize the difference between local Sabahan and this Philippino in term of physical, face, body, and most of them have MyKad (also) now.

    Truly Dissappointed

    (Sabah SeaWeed)

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    2. Assalamualaikum.wr.wb. perkenalkan nama saya katiman dari surabaya kerja tki di malaysia, saat menulis ini saya teringat memory masa lalu..saya sangat tergugah hati melihat coretan hati yang bapak tulis. saya jadi teringat tentang masa-masa sulit dulu,karena iktiar dan usaha , seolah2 menjadi dendam bukan lagi motivasi, cuma satu tujuan saya pada saat bagaiman caranya untuk bangkit..singkat kata berbagai macam iktiar dan cara yang saya lalui, mengingat pada saat itu hutang saya 1,2m yang tidak sedikit, belum lagi bunga renternir yang bertambah. karena usaha, kesungguhan hati, akhirnya menemukan jalan /solusi . saya percaya ALLAH ITU TIDAK DIAM MAHA PENYAYANG , cobaan itu bukan lah ujian tapi hadiah yang tersilmut untuk kebahagiaan yang sebenar2nya. Bila butuh angka togel ghaib yg sudah kami buktikan hubungi MBAH WITJAKSONO DI 0852_2223_1459. ingat kesempat tidak akan datang untuk yang kedua kalinga
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  2. Ask MAHATIR MOHAMAD or NAJIB RAZAK to give the Filipino from Jolo @ Southern Philippines more Mykad M'sia. Now Filipino more then 1 Million already have Mykad given by UMNO.

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  3. How can you fight army troops with a police squad? utilize your military lah, you fucking idiot malaysian govt.

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  4. lol this is happening when we never think before we act. they scare lose the power as prime minister,so they give filipine mycard and then they can vote for BN.., i think that what was they plan..

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  5. Pencerobohan Di Lahad Datu: UMS Jamin Keselamatan Siswa Siswi


    KOTA KINABALU, 1 Mac – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) hari ini memberi jaminan kepada ibu bapa bahawa anak-anak mereka selamat dan tidak terancam dengan insiden pencerobohan di kawasan Lahad Datu, Sabah.

    Menurut kenyataan Bahagian Perhubungan Korporat UMS, buat masa ini tiada sebarang aktiviti pelajar dan aktiviti penyelidikan dijalankan di kawasan tersebut.

    Tambahan pula, jarak sejauh lebih 400 kilometer antara Lahad Datu dengan kampus UMS di Kota Kinabalu juga membolehkan warga UMS terhindar daripada kemelut yang berlaku di Pantai Timur Sabah itu selain kawalan ketat pihak keselamatan negara, menurut kenyataan itu.

    Dua kampus cawangan iaitu UMS Cawangan Sandakan dan UMS Kampus Antarabangsa Labuan juga terletak jauh dari tempat kejadian.

    Pihak universiti juga meningkatkan tahap keselamatan di dalam dan sekitar kampus untuk memastikan sesi tutorial dan kuliah terus berjalan dengan lancar, kata kenyataan itu.

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  6. All this would not have happened if the Govt really cared about Sabah ,but atlas Sabah was only a FIXED DEPOSIT for continuity for power by the BN Govt at Putra jaya ,so ics given to suluks to indonesians to banglas,to khans,now suluks has killed 2 malaysians and that was only about 100 of them what happens if the banglas,the khans and the indons too moved to get the better of sabah,will the BN govt protect us ? or just let us face DOOMED ?remember there are about 1.7 millions of them here ! SABAHANS do ponder this come GE13, ! ! !

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    1. One of the reasons they came here was because BN/UMNO gave away ICs for votes. BN/UMNO ARE PARASITES

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  7. Apa lagi yang boleh diselewengkan atau diputarbelitkan oleh Anwar Ibrahim apabila perisikan dan media Filipina sendiri yang mengesahkan tentang pendalangan Anwar Ibrahim dalam pencerobohan lanun-lanun Sulu ke atas bumi Sabah?

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  8. Bahkan Presiden Filipina sendiri sudah mengesahkan bahawa pihaknya akan bekerjasama dengan pihak berkuasa Malaysia untuk menyiasat serta menghukum pendalang-pendalang tersebut.

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  9. Kematian tiga orang anggota keselamatan kerana serangan lanun di Lahad Datu, sememangnya mendukacitakan rakyat Malaysia.

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  10. Bagaimanapun, nampaknya tragedi tersebut telah dipolitikkan oleh para pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat, khususnya Lim Kit Siang dan Tian Chua dengan cara yang paling biadap apabila mereka disifatkan sebagai PELAKON-PELAKON UNTUK UMNO dan BARISAN NASIONAL.

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  11. Hanya selepas Tian Chua mengeluarkan kenyataan dan disiarkan pula oleh media rasmi PKR, barulah para pecacai Pakatan Rakyat mulai menulis dan mengulas tentang tragedi berdarah di Lahad Datu itu.

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  12. Mereka menggunakan hujah-hujah Tian Chua bahawa tragedi tersebut adalah sandiwara UMNO dan Barisan Nasional.

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  13. Malahan lebih menarik lagi ialah apabila mereka cuba mengenepikan Anwar Ibrahim yang didedahkan oleh Perisikan Manila dan media Filipina sebagai dalangnya dengan menuduh orang dalam UMNO yang menjemput lanun-lanun Sulu tersebut ke Sabah.

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  14. Walaupun mereka kelihatan sangat berhati-hati agar nama Anwar Ibrahim tidak disentuh dan disebut, secara jelas mereka terpaksa menunggu sehingga ke tengah malam untuk memberikan jawapan atau lebih tepat lagi, memutarbelitkan situasi sebenar dengan berpandukan kepada hujah Tian Chua.

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  15. Secara nyata dan jujur, keselamatan di Malaysia tidak akan terjamin selagi orang bernama Anwar Ibrahim masih dibenarkan wujud di negara ini.

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  16. Seharusnya dia diseret segera ke muka pengadilan dan dijatuhi hukuman seberat-beratnya atau paling tidak pun, disimpan terus di dalam penjara sehingga dia meninggal dunia.

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