Curfew order in ESSzone extended until Dec 8

22 Nov 2014 / 09:52 H.

    KUDAT: The ninth phase of the curfew order for the waters off the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) which ends tomorrow, has been further extended. The extension is from Nov 23 to Dec 8, from 7pm to 5am.
    Sabah Police Comissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the decision to extend the curfew order at six districts in ESSZone was made after reviewing the security situation there, and following public request.
    "After considering several security issues, I am inclined to extend the curfew after the ninth order ends tomorrow," he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the Royal Malaysian Police Practical Training Programme here today.
    The first phase of the curfew in the ESSZone area was enforced on July 19, following several incidents of kidnapping involving local residents and foreigners at some districts in eastern Sabah.
    Meanwhile, Jalaluddin said a bilateral meeting between Sabah police and East Kalimantan police in Indonesia would be held from Dec 24 to 26 to discuss various security issues at the borders of the two regions.
    He said the annual meeting in Balik Papan, Kalimantan Timur would among others, discuss issues relating to smuggling, cross-border crime, kidnapping, drug distribution, as well as new issues affecting Malaysia and Indonesia. – Bernama

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