Published: Sunday March 10, 2013 MYT 5:42:00 PM
Updated: Sunday March 10, 2013 MYT 9:18:17 PM
Lahad Datu: Ops Daulat to go on until all gunmen killed, captured
By STEPHANIE LEE
KOTA KINABALU: The security forces will stop its operations against the Sulu gunmen until all of them are captured or killed.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the government would consider stopping its operations to flush out the gunmen if they surrender unconditionally.
“This is what we can promise the people, especially the widows of our fallen heroes,” he said after visiting Sumiati Suara, 51, whose husband Sergeant Baharin Hamit, was killed in Kg Simunul on March 2.
"I can also see that people are very supportive and we are all proud of our security forces,” he said.
On this note, Hishammuddin said it was regretful to see some parties politicise the Lahad Datu crisis.
“In times like this there are still people who politicise the issue and instead of helping out, they provide slanderous statements," he said citing PKR vice-president Tian Chua's statement that the crisis was Umno's planned conspiracy.'
Meanwhile, Sumiati thanked the government and the community for their support and assistance.
“My children are starting to accept the fact and I can see that they are very proud of their father as his picture is always aired in the television and captioned as national heroes',” she said.
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