Published: Thursday March 7, 2013 MYT 10:59:00 AM
Updated: Thursday March 7, 2013 MYT 2:22:52 PM
Lahad Datu: Najib to arrive in Felda Sahabat soon, says Hisham (Update)
By RUBEN SARIO
LAHAD DATU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to arrive in Sabah at any time now to see the situation at ground zero for himself, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pix) Thursday.
At a joint conference with Defence Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, he said that Najib had been in close and constant contact, so far.
Najib is expected to hold a press conference at Felda Sahabat once he arrives.
Najib Tun Razak will be getting an up close look at the ongoing operations against a group of Sulu gunmen at Kampung Tanduo and Kampung Tanjung Batu.
The Prime Minister will be visiting the Felda Sahabat area in the two remote coastal seaside villages where the offensive against about 150 Sulu gunmen has entered its third day.
Zahid Hamidi said Najib's visit was bound to boost the morale of police and military personnel involved in the offensive dubbed Ops Daulat.
''The Prime Minister wants to see the progress of our operations and the logistics and support for the troops,'' he said.
He noted that Najib had served as Defence Minister for 14 years and during that time had visited Malaysian peacekeeping missions in the frontlines at Bosnia. Timor Leste and Southern Labenon.
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