Sat02132016

LAST_UPDATEFri, 12 Feb 2016 11pm

Malaysians Urged To Practise Self-regulation In Safety Matters

Malaysians Urged To Practise Self-regulation In Safety Matters

KOTA KINABALU: Self-...

Heavy Rains Expected In Kuching, Samarahan And Serian On Feb 16 And 17

Heavy Rains Expected In Kuching, Samarahan And Serian On Feb 16 And 17

KUCHING: Heavy rains...

Call To Curb SMS Gambling

Call To Curb SMS Gambling

KUALA LUMPUR: Some n...

Malaysia To Have 75 Percent 3-Star Roads By 2020 - Liow

Malaysia To Have 75 Percent 3-Star Roads By 2020 - Liow

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tr...

Michelle Yeoh Receives Another French Award

Michelle Yeoh Receives Another French Award

KUALA LUMPUR: Malays...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Gets Extra Security After Death Threat

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Gets Extra Security After Death Threat

YANGON: Myanmar's Au...

WHO Says Will Know If Zika Causes Microcephaly In Weeks

WHO Says Will Know If Zika Causes Microcephaly In Weeks

GENEVA: Large-scale ...

Indonesia Bans 'Gay' Emojis On Messaging Apps

Indonesia Bans 'Gay' Emojis On Messaging Apps

JAKARTA: In the late...

[With Video] Frustrated Woman Squirts Breast Milk At Colleagues To End A Dull Meeting

[With Video] Frustrated Woman Squirts Breast Milk At Colleagues To End A Dull Meeting

A new mum decided ...

Woman Killed After Calling Man 'Gay', Refused To Let Him Do Her Hair

Woman Killed After Calling Man 'Gay', Refused To Let Him Do Her Hair

British Lee Anthon...

S. Korean Economy Struggling With Faltering Exports, Slowing Demand

S. Korean Economy Struggling With Faltering Exports, Slowing Demand

SEJONG, Feb. 12 - Th...
Japanese Shares Plunge Amid Global Economic Worries

Japanese Shares Plunge Amid Global Economic Worries

The benchmark Nikkei...
Gold Eyes Best Week In 4 Years As Market Turmoil Boosts Haven Appeal

Gold Eyes Best Week In 4 Years As Market Turmoil Boosts Haven Appeal

Gold on Friday clung...
Asian Shares Slide As Bank Fears Add To Global Gloom

Asian Shares Slide As Bank Fears Add To Global Gloom

TOKYO: Asian sh...

The Banker At Centre Of Swiss Bank BSI, 1MDB Relationship

The Banker At Centre Of Swiss Bank BSI, 1MDB Relationship

A private banker, ...

Caribbean Whales Have An Accent

Caribbean Whales Have An Accent

Whales from across t...

A New Study Confirms That Spending $1 On Childhood Vaccines Can Save $44 In Future Savings, In Poor Countries

A New Study Confirms That Spending $1 On Childhood Vaccines Can Save $44 In Future Savings, In Poor Countries

A comprehensive new ...

In The US, A College Education Is Far More Expensive For Women Than For Men

In The US, A College Education Is Far More Expensive For Women Than For Men

College has become s...

Two Things That Could Keep The New Barbie From Being The Success It Should Be

Two Things That Could Keep The New Barbie From Being The Success It Should Be

Barbie's recent ov...

What Are Today's Headlines?

What Are Today's Headlines?

As the week draws ...

KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan keselamatan mengadakan kepungan di laut dan darat bagi mengekang kemasukan bekalan makanan dan persenjataan kepada kumpulan penceroboh bersenjata di Sabah.

Pesuruhjaya Polis Sabah Datuk Hamza Taib berkata pihak keselamatan turut menangkap penceroboh yang cuba masuk dan keluar daripada Kampung Tanduo serta Tanjung Batu bagi mendapatkan bekalan makanan.

"Kita telah mengadakan kepungan setakat ini, jika mengikut jalan laut, kita telah mengadakan kerjasama erat dengan pasukan seperti ATM (Angkatan Tentera Malaysia dan TLDM (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia). Kita telah mengadakan kepungan di lautan dan di darat.

"Saya rasa bekalan makanan itu tidak dapat masuk, kerana banyak juga cubaan yang kita dapati yang mereka nak masuk dan nak keluar, kita berjaya menangkap mereka," katanya ketika ditemu bual menerusi program Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) TV3 yang disiar secara langsung, di sini hari ini.

Penceroboh bersenjata dari selatan Filipina itu yang berkubu di Kampung Tanduo, Felda Sahabat 17, Lahad Datu dikepung pihak keselamatan negara sejak 12 Feb dalam usaha kerajaan menyelesaikannya secara aman. Namun, pada 1 Mac kumpulan terbabit menyerang pihak keselamatan yang mengorbankan dua anggota polis komando VAT 69 dan sehari selepas itu enam lagi anggota polis terkorban dalam serangan hendap di sebuah perkampungan di Semporna, juga angkara kumpulan penceroboh.

Mengenai kumpulan penceroboh yang dipercayai menyamar sebagai orang awam susulan tindakan ofensif pihak keselamatan kelmarin, Hamza berkata pihaknya mengadakan kepungan di Kampung Tanjung Batu bagi memastikan tiada orang awam di situ sebelum serangan dilakukan.

"Kalau ada jalan keluar pun, 'the only way out' ialah ikut jalan laut. Bagaimanapun, saya tidak menafikan (wujud cabaran) kerana kita berhadapan dengan manusia, jadi masing-masing ada tipu helah," katanya.

Berhubung penahanan empat suspek lelaki yang dipercayai mempunyai kaitan dengan kumpulan penceroboh di Kampung Sri Jaya Simunul, Semporna, Hamza berkata polis masih menyiasat sejauh mana penglibatan suspek dengan kumpulan berkenaan.

- Bernama