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ESSCom bans all night activities at sea and rivers

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 16, 2014: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) has banned all night activities at sea and rivers in the 10 districts under the East Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) with immediate effect. This means that all night activities such as night dives or travelling out to the sea will be disallowed from 6pm till sunrise the next day. ESSCom director general Datuk Mohammad Mentek announced th ...

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Sabah resort operators given 24 hours to clear out all illegal workers

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 15, 2014: Resort operators along Sabah's east coast have been given 24 hours to ensure there are no illegal workers on their premises. "They have until tomorrow (Wednesday) to remove all illegals working at their premises," said Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) director-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek. He said the ultimatum, which was given at 3pm Tuesday, was because they would no l ...

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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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Semporna kidnap: Complacency of officials to blame, not Sabah’s long coastline, says Yong

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 18: A former Sabah Chief Minister said authorities should stop blaming Sabah's long coastline whenever there was an armed intrusion in the state. "It is not the long coastline to blame. It is the complacency of officials," said Datuk Yong Teck Lee. "There is a lack of logistical assets like speed boats and other resources, lack of materials and personnel, lack of urgency and lack of intel ...

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Special committee set up to acquire land for Esscom bases in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 12: A special committee has been set up to acquire land for the construction of security bases that will accommodate five battalions from the army and General Operations Force (GOF) in Sabah's east coast. The battalions under the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) are part of the Eastern Sabah Security Command's (Esscom) efforts to strengthen security along the east coast of the state. ...

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Kidnapping incident in Mabul, ESSCOM denies reports

SEMPORNA: A kidnapping case involving a fisherman happened in Pulau Mabul, Semporna, on Tuesday as had been reported byThe Star Online. According to The Star, The incident began when the fisherman, who was in his boat, was approached by a speedboat off Pulau Umadal at about 6.30pm. A group of about 20 heavily-armed gunmen abducted the fisherman and demanded to be guided to a holiday resort on Pulau Mabul, S ...

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