Sunday March 3, 2013
Deputy IGP: Commandos will be remembered as heroes
SUBANG JAYA: Commandos Insp Zulkifli Mamat and Kpl Sabaruddin Daud who died in a shootout with armed intruders in Lahad Datu will be remembered as heroes, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
He said the force would also take care of the fallen commandos' children and family.
“It is a sad moment for the police to lose two of our personnel. Both men had fought bravely to keep our country safe and shall remain in our thoughts and prayers,” he said when met at the at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang yesterday.
Speaking on behalf of the police force, Khalid said he wanted to tell their families how proud the force was of both men.
“I would also like to convey our deepest condolences to the families of Insp Zulkifli and Kpl Sabaruddin. Although both of them are gone, their wives and children are still part of our family in the police force and we will take care of them,” he said.
Insp Zulkifli was laid to rest in Besut, Terengganu while Kpl Sabaruddin was laid to rest in Sungai Luas, Sabak Bernam.
Manila looks into Malaysian links responsible for standoff
Teng: Tian Chua shouldn't politicise Lahad Datu shootout
Najib: Commandos might have walked into trap
Tweet by Tian Chua draws politicians' ire
Brief joy of parenthood turns to grief
We will fight to the death, declares Sulu gunmen leader
General Operations Force driver: It was my toughest assignment
Fallen commando's family: We thought he died in a road accident
Muhyidddin: Batu MP's statement irresponsible
Sulu army hopeful of a peaceful end
11 schools in Lahad Datu ordered to close following battle