Published: Wednesday February 20, 2013 MYT 1:39:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 20, 2013 MYT 5:28:15 PM
IGP: Police in control of Lahad Datu situation
BY FARIK ZOLKEPLI and AUSTIN CAMOENS
PETALING JAYA: The situation in Lahad Datu, where a group of followers of the Sulu Sultanate are holed up in a village, is under control, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar.
He said the situation would be resolved as soon as possible.
"We are hoping for a peaceful outcome," he told pressmen after presenting awards to motorists here Wednesday.
Ismail dismissed allegations that the police had been soft towards the intruders.
"We want to avoid any bloodshed...we are in control of the situation.
"We expect it to be resolved soon," he said.
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