Published: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 8:15:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 8:42:25 PM
Lahad Datu: Morale high among police, army personnel after Ops Daulat, says IGP
PETALING JAYA: Morale is high among police and armed forces personnel taking part in Ops Daulat to flush out armed intruders in Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said Tuesday.
During a teleconference from Lahad Datu with senior media editors here, Ismail also disclosed that there were no casualties on the Malaysian side during the joint police and armed forces operations.
He said his men were encouraged by the support shown by the public in their efforts to hunt down the terrorists.
Armed Forces Chief Tan Sri Jen Zulkifeli Mohd Zin said besides the high morale, what was also encouraging was the close cooperation between the police and armed forces personnel in their mopping-up operations in Kampung Tanduo, under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).
Since two years ago, both the police and armed forces have embarked on a number of initiatives under NBOS.
In the stand-off against the intruders, eight police personnel were slain after they were ambushed in two separate incidents in Kampung Tanduo, and Kampung Simunul, Semporna on Friday and Saturday, respectively. - Bernama
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