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CM orders priority to resolving incident

Published on: Friday, April 04, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman wants all available resources to be directed towards resolving Wednesday's kidnapping in Semporna.

Saying he has been briefed by the police and Director General of Esscom on the case, he called for security to be beefed up further especially via Esscom.

"I have directed the relevant authorities to gear up all efforts towards resolving this case," said Musa, who is State Security Committee Chairman, in a statement.

"Security must be beefed up further especially via EsscomÉwe must be vigilant at all times to ensure that our security is not compromised," he added.

Meanwhile, Kota Kinabalu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KKCCCI) President, Datuk Michael Lui Yen Sang, has expressed concern over yet another kidnapping.

The incident by armed intruders was a repeat of a similar episode which took place merely five months ago. Lui feared the incident would affect the tourism industry added by the mysterious disappearance of MH370.

"For the Visit Malaysia Year 2014, both incidents would indeed grievously hurt the arrival of tourists from China," he said in a statement.

He said the fact that the armed terrorists could move with such ease to kidnap raised the alarm over security in the East Coast.

"Sabahans are indeed greatly disturbed over the security problems in spite of the beefing up of security measures recently," he said.

He also urged that Eastern Sabah Security Command in the East Coast to be vigilant to ensure the problem does not recur, while expressing full support to the government and security forces to carry out their duties in ensuring peace and security in Sabah.