Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 3:58:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 5:53:38 PM
Lahad Datu: Zahid denies allegations Filipinos in Sabah being mistreated during Ops Daulat
GOMBAK: The Defence Ministry has denied allegations that Filipinos in Sabah are being mistreated and shot at by local security forces in search of Sulu armed militants in Lahad Datu, Sabah.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that he received no reports of security forces aiming at or abusing those of Sulu descent living in Lahad Datu.
"I believe that these are just more baseless allegations. If there is any shooting, the police and the armed forces will make the necessary announcements," he told reporters after launching the Mahallah LTAT ground breaking ceremony, at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) here on Monday.