A second large-scale integrated operation to hunt and cleanse Sabah of illegal immigrants and business activities was launched in Lahad Datu today after the first one was launched in Sandakan on Saturday.
Former Johor Baharu Umno vice youth chief Syed Amirrudin Syed Jaffar said today the statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president Tian Chuan pertaining to the instrusion issue in Lahad Datu, Sabah can cause anger among the people and trigger chaos.
Sabah Commissioner of Police (IGP), Datuk Hamza Taib has urged all parties particularly the media not to speculate on Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar's statement regarding claims of imminent attacks on Sabah by militant groups.
Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) Director-General Datuk Mohammad Mentek said there has been no attempt by members of the Abu Sayyaf group or the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)to penetrate into the coastal areas of eastern Sabah.
The Lahad Datu armed intrusion early this year has served as a lesson that security aspect encompassing the country's rights and sovereignty should be regarded as one of the pillars in nation-building, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.