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Guan Eng slammed for Sabah security remarks

A member of Parliament (MP) from Sabah today slammed Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng for saying that the state's elected representatives did not care about security issues in Sabah.


Kidnap victims' families receive calls from abductors

KOTA KINABALU, May 23 (Bernama) -- Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman confirmed that the families of two Malaysians who were kidnapped from a seafood restaurant in Sandakan last May 14 had received three telephone calls from their abductors.

Besides the demand for ransom, he said, the caller also asked for money to pay for the victims' food and beverage and also for medical cost of one of the victims, Thien Nyuk Fun,50, who has diabetes.


Over 100 arrested in connection with Lahad Datu intrusion, court told

More than 100 people were arrested on suspicion of being linked to Sulu gunmen in an intrusion at Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu, about two years ago, the High Court was told today.


Police to propose banning barter trade in Sabah

To curb criminal activities, especially kidnapping which was getting rampant, the police will propose to the Sabah Government to ban barter trade between the state's east coast communities and southern Philippine residents.


Stop abduction in Sabah

Therefore, the security threat of Sabah cannot be removed without the dissolution of Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines. The government should pressure the Philippines through diplomacy, or seek solution through regional or international organisations.


When public confidence is waning

PM Najib and ministers hosted a Premier Media Night 2015 on Thursday evening. At about the same time, mi.litants stormed a restaurant in eastern Sabah, taking away them two hostages.


Sabah tourism hurt by spate of kidnappings

The latest kidnapping incident in Sandakan, Sabah will not affect the arrival of chartered flights from China after July. spate of


Sabah is still safe: Esscom commander

Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said Sabah, or Sandakan, is still a safe place to live or travel despite the recent kidnapping incident. He said local residents and tourists do not need to worry about their personal safety there.


Kidnapping recurs in Sabah

The calm environment on the East Coast of Sabah was once again shaken with the kidnapping of a woman and a man at Ocean King Restaurant in Sandakan yesterday.


Abductee's brother recounts frightful incident

Thien Yoke Sang, the chef at Pasir Putih Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Sandakan, said he cautiously refrained from doing anything when he saw the militants taking away his sister Yoke Fun and customer Bernard Chen Ted Fen, for fear his reckless move would incite the armed abductors into a shooting spree.