Wednesday March 20, 2013
113 Suluks in Sarawak are harmless, assures police chief
KUCHING: The Suluks in Sarawak are harmless.
State police commissioner DCP Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the 113 identified Suluks had no relations with the terrorists in Sabah and Sulu sultanate.
“None of them are related. The Suluks in the state are mainly estate workers. They can be found in Lawas and Limbang, with a few working in Kuching and Miri. They moved here from Sabah to work and some to do business.
“We know who, where and why they are here. The information will come in handy for future investigations if needed,” he told reporters here yesterday.
DCP Acryl said the police had no intention of causing inconvenience to the small community but just taking precautionary measure to ensure public safety and security.
“The public do not have to worry about the presence of the Suluks in the state,” he said.
The police, including the General Operations Force, Marine and Special Branch, had tightened its security surveillance at all entry and exit points between Sabah and Sarawak.
“So far, nothing unusual has been identified,” he said, stressing that it was very unlikely that Sarawak would be attacked next.
Earlier, DCP Acryl received corporate donations amounting to RM11,000 for the Tabung Wira Lahad Datu.
The donations came from Golden Chicks Group and Mahsuri Ria Sdn Bhd (Choice Supermarket Group).
DCP Acryl thanked the donors and hoped more would chip in to show their moral support to the security forces.
To date, about 600 policemen had been deployed to Sabah.