Published: Monday March 4, 2013 MYT 4:47:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 4, 2013 MYT 10:02:46 PM
Developer donates RM10,000 to families of slained policemen in Sabah gunfight
MALACCA: A housing developer on Monday donated RM10,000 to the families of the policemen slained in gun battles with armed intruders in Sabah.
Luwe Sang Kau, 65, chairman of several housing development companies, handed over the donation to Malacca police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye at the state police headquarters here.
Luwe, who is from Bukit Katil and had lived in Lahad Datu for six years from 1986, said the donation was small compared to the sacrifices of the security forces personnel in defending the people and peace in the country.
"Their sacrifice is very huge because these national heroes were prepared to give their lives to maintain peace.
Without the policemen and soldiers, I may not even be here today," he told reporters after handing over the donation.
At the same event, the Malacca branch of the Community Policing Association made an instant donation of RM600, which was presented by its chairman Lee Kam Hua.
Chuah said the donations would be channelled to the Royal Malaysia Police Welfare Fund for distribution to the families of the slain policemen.
Eight policemen were killed, two in Kampung Tanduo near Lahad Datu and six in Semporna, following skirmishes with bands of armed intruders claiming to be from the royal army of Sulu Sultanate in the Philippines, on March 1 and 2.
Eighteen of the armed intruders were also killed in the two incidents.
Chuah called on the people to stand firmly by the security forces deployed to handle the armed intrusion in Sabah and not to believe rumours spread over the social media. - Bernama