Malaysia has rejected the unilateral ceasefire call by so-called Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III after he ordered his armed followers to illegally entered Malaysia and started the fight by killing two Malaysian police on Friday and another six the next day;please click here.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said:
“Sulu militants must lay down arms and surrender unconditionally and operations against them will go on as long as it takes,”
I, like most Malaysian, agree with Datuk Seri Najib.
I just cannot understand how Jamalul Kiram III thinks about the whole incident.
Does he expect Malaysia to agree to a ceasefire whenever he feels like it after what he did?
Malaysia is a sovereign country and we have our own constitution and laws that must be respected by everybody, even the foreigners when they are in our lands.
If Jamalul Kiram III wants to stop the fight that he started, he must order his men to drop their weapons, surrender unconditionally and face the law of our country.
We are living in the modern world where we have to follow the laws and cannot do things as we wish.
This is not a computer game.
If we play computer games like Age Of Empires III The Asian Dynasties, and play against the computer, we can just push the ceasefire button when we are almost defeated and everyone will stop attacking so that we could run back to our own colony and re-attack when we are stronger and have more armies; because it is only a game.
But the Lahad Datu incident is not a game, so he can’t just ask for a ceasefire when ever he wishes after he ordered his men to come to our country illegally with firearms and started shooting at our security forces after the government gave them more than two weeks to solve the matter through discussions.
We must be responsible and sensible if we want to be a leader.
I am grateful Malaysia has a good King and good Sultans who care about the people.
Malaysia has rejected the unilateral ceasefire call by so-called Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III after he ordered his armed followers to illegally entered Malaysia and started the fight by killing two Malaysian police on Friday and another six the next day.
Sulu militants must lay down arms and surrender unconditionally or the operations against them “will go on as long as it takes,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a press conference on Thursday.
The Prime Minister arrived at Felda Sahabat in Lahad Datu, Sabah at about 1.41 p.m. today.
Datuk Seri Najib also announced the setting up of a special security area to secure the land and sea borders of the east coast of Sabah, covering the districts of Kudat, Tawau, Kunak, Sandakan and Lahad Datu.
An additional 5 battalions of security forces will be positioned at the special security area.
In a press conference, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the police believed that a militant leader with the rank of general was one of the thirty one gunmen killed in one of the clashes, at 11.30 a.m. today.
He said in today’s clashes at ground zero in Tanjung Batu, Lahad Datu, the security forces killed thirty two militants, making a total of fifty two Sulu militants killed since last Friday.
There is no casualty on the Malaysia security forces since Saturday.
To be precised, the shootings were in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu in Sabah.
It started when a group of Filipino who claimed to be the followers of the sultan of Sulu came for their homes in the southern Philippines to Sabah in East Malaysia on February 14, 2013.
With weapons in their hands, they landed their boat in Lahad Datu, claiming that it is part of their territories.
But before they could move further, the Malaysian police surrounded them and they were confined to an area in Kampung Tanduo.
The Malaysian government tried to talk to them and gave them time to leave Sabah in peace but they did not do as they were told.
Then, today the Sulu soldiers shot a mortar toward the Malaysian police and killed two police officers while three others were injured.
National News Agency of Malaysia (BERNAMA) reported that Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday said that the group of armed intruders in Lahad Datu, Sabah had fired shots first at Malaysian security forces after they advanced 1.5 kilometres from where they camped earlier.
I’m very sad and sorry for their families especially the inspector’s children who were still very young.
And I am also sad when there were people who tried to blame the Malaysian security forces as the ones who started the shootings and blamed the Malaysian government for the incident.