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Forward Operation Base to be introduced at Sabah east coast

KOTA KINABALU, May 16, 2014: A Forward Operation Base (FOB) initiative involving a structure built with a specific height at the sea surface to monitor enemies' movement in Sabah's waters, would be one of the security strengthening measures introduced at the east coast. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said this was one of the additional steps to strengthen security in Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone) ...

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East Coast Bajaus sidelined claim

TAWAU, Mar 13, 2014: Persatuan Bumiputra Bajau Semporna Sabah (Perbubas) alleged that discrimination exists on the appointment of officers in the state government against ethnic Bajaus who originate from the east coast. Its president, Mansor Santiri, asked the Public Service Department to explain whether there was political interference or otherwise as it should be corrected. He said Bajau children from the ...

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Moro peace deal spells security for Sabah’s east coast

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 29: A peace deal for southern Philippines will result in more secure borders along Sabah’s east coast. Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) director-general Datuk Mohamad Mantek said the peace deal between the Philippines govern­ment and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would mean peace, paving the way for a more pros­perous southern Philippines. Peace in that region will mean redu ...

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Esscom D-G: Sabah’s east coast is safe

LAHAD DATU, Dec 5: Tourism spots along Sabah's east coast are safe despite the recent murder-cum-kidnapping incident on Pom Pom island resort off Semporna, Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) Director-General Datuk Mohammad Mentek said. Giving this assurance to visiting European Union (EU) ambassadors, Mohammad said that the Nov 15 incident in Semporna which occurred in one of the 10 districts put under ...

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Tourists returning to Sabah’s east coast

SANDAKAN: East Sabah’s tourism cash registers have begun ringing again following the Sulu terrorist intrusion in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu in February. Kinabatangan Corridor of Life Tourism Operators Association (KiTA) president Alexander Yee said this was based on the number of tourists flocking to the district and Kinabatangan via packages offered by KiTA-registered tour operators. He said there was an i ...

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