Saturday March 9, 2013
Lahad Datu: Cops tighten security at all entry points
PETALING JAYA: Police have tightened security at all entry points nationwide to ensure the safety and security of Malaysians.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police tightened security after the invasion of the east coast of Sabah by Sulu militants.
“We are monitoring all entry points to deter any threat to the country,” he said when contacted.
Khalid said stringent checks were conducted at every checkpoint since the Lahad Datu standoff started.
Khalid said the safety and security of Malaysians would not be compromised.
“We will not take any chances when it comes to the safety of the people.
“Rest assured that all the necessary steps are being taken to uphold the nation's security,” he said.
He advised the public not to believe rumours or unconfirmed reports spread through social media or text messaging.
“The police will issue official statements.
“The public should contact the nearest police station if they hear of any information especially in Lahad Datu and Semporna,” he said.
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