Published on: Saturday, March 09, 2013
"We and the people of Sabah truly appreciate the PM's move for the setting up of the Special Security Area along the coastal areas from Kudat, Sandakan and Tawau.
"This show the government's commitment towards ensuring the security and peace of this region, especially Sabah," Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Hj Aman, said after a briefing with media chiefs at his official residence, Sri Gaya on Friday.
Musa said the State Government is prepared to give land for the said purpose, while the KKK will have its headquarters somewhere in Lahad Datu. He, however, did not mention its location.
The Special Security Area covers Kudat, Tawau, Kunak, Sandakan and Lahad Datu and, furthermore, will have at least five additional battalions comprising the army and police in the area.
Najib has said the government will do what it takes to guarantee the security, peace and sovereignty of Sabah.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Musa complimented the Prime Minister's call, saying it will ensure the security of the State is guaranteed under the Malaysian government.
The move, he explained, would also boost the confidence of Sabah investors and tourists as well as Sabahans, who had enjoyed their daily routines in a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous environment, previously.
Meanwhile, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister Department, Datuk Edward Khoo said now he has more confidence in stating Sabah is a safe place to visit.
"ÉBut now we can tell them it is safe to visit Sabah again," he said, of the setting up of the KKK.
Khoo, who is also the MCA Liason for Sabah said, that the security zones will not only prevent any more illegal intrusions but also ensure the safety of Sabahans.
PBS Sec-Gen, Datuk Henrynu Amin also extend his thanks to the Prime Minister, on behalf of the KadazanDusun Murut communities.
"The move would restore the confidence of the people at present, with the setting up for the security," he said.