Published: Saturday March 9, 2013 MYT 6:27:00 PM
Updated: Saturday March 9, 2013 MYT 9:38:09 PM
Lahad Datu: Shahrizat - Wanita Umno to 'adopt' children of policemen killed in action
KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita Umno will adopt the children of members of the security forces who were killed in clashes with the militant intruders in Lahad Datu as its foster children.
Wanita Umno head Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the adoption would be carried out as soon as the incidents in the district had been resolved.
"We will adopt their children, especially those who still need to further their studies, as our foster children and provide whatever appropriate assistance," she told reporters after launching the programme 'Gagasan Aspirasi Usahawan Online' (Online Entrepreneurs Aspiration Concept) organised by the Small Office, Home Office Wanita (Sohonita), here Saturday.
Shahrizat said the movement would also assist the widows of the national heroes in whatever form to ensure they had the courage to continue with their lives after having lost the family's breadwinner.
The intrusion by the armed group on Feb 12 in the coastal area of Lahad Datu, Sabah has so far resulted in the death of eight members of the police force.
Two of them died in the clash with the militant intruders in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu on March 1 while the other six were killed in an ambush in Kampung Simunul, Semporna on March 2. - Bernama
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