DEFENDING AND PRESERVING THE NATION’S SOVEREIGNTY ‘OP DAULAT’ – UPDATES CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
OP DAULAT: SIDANG MEDIA 10 MAC 2013 (10.30AM)
Bermula jam 8 malam hingga 4 pagi tadi, telah berlaku kejadian tembak menembak di kawasan operasi yang mana dua (2) pegawai pasukan keselamatan telah mengalami kecederaan akibat ditembak oleh pihak penceroboh. Setakat ini tiada kematian dilaporkan dikedua-dua belah pihak.
Jumlah tangkapan setakat hari ini, seramai 85 orang dan semua tangkapan disiasat di bawah Seksyen 130c (1) (a) Kanun Keseksaan dibaca bersama Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.
Kawasan di Lahad Datu telah beransur pulih dan pihak PDRM menasihatkan kepada orang ramai agar tidak percaya kepada khabar-khabar angin yang tersebar.
Siapsiaga menghadapi sebarang kemungkinan.
Pemeriksaan di kawasan operasi
Pasukan keselamatan mengesan saki baki kumpulan penceroboh.
Salah satu tempat persembunyian penceroboh.
Sentiasa bersedia walau di mana jua.
OP DAULAT: SIDANG MEDIA PJP SABAH – 11 MAC 2013 (10.45 AM)
Jumlah tangkapan setakat hari ini, seramai 97 orang dan semua tangkapan disiasat di bawah Seksyen 130C (1) (a) Kanun Keseksaan dibaca bersama Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.
Setakat hari ini, 54 orang penceroboh telah berjaya ditembak mati dan daripada jumlah tersebut 22 mayat telah dibawa keluar. Manakala jumlah pasukan keselamatan yang tercedera setakat ini ialah 6 orang.
Siapsiaga menghadapi sebarang kemungkinan.
One week after ‘Ops Daulat’, today Malaysian police announced that Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu where the Sulu militant intruders landed, a month ago, is free of the southern Philippines’s Sulu terrorists.
Today the Malaysian security forces retrieved twenty-two bodies of gunmen from three operation areas in Semporna and Felda Sahabat.
Four bodies were brought out from Simunul water village in Semporna, sixteen bodies were recovered from Tanjung Batu while two others from Kampung Tanduo.
A total of fifty-four Sulu gunmen from were killed since the first clash on March 1 andtotal of ninety-seven people believed to have links with Sulu terrorists have been arrested for investigation.
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.
NST reported that at 8 p.m., the IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar said shooting incidents between the security forces and terrorist groups were reported in three locations in the village of Tanjung Batu, Lahad Datu this afternoon as the security forces continued their sweeping and mopping operations.
The IGP warned that the Sulu gunmen who escaped the army bombardment on Tuesday are now masquerading as local residents to get away from the police.
At 4.35 p.m., Defence minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi showed photographs of bodies of 7 terrorists killed in yesterday’s OPS Daulat in Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu.
Very early this morning, a Sulu intruder was killed during after he opened fire at security forces forcing the ground team to retaliate.
And in the early afternoon, four suspected terrorists were arrested by the security forces at Kampung Airport near Kem Sri Wangsa, Semporna.
NST also reported that two men were detained by the security forces as they walked out of a plantation near the entrance to Kampung Tanjung Labian.
Some reporters saw the Navy stopped a small boat that came close to shore not far from the Felda Residence in Lahad Datu.
There were several sightings reported of terrorists trying to escape the plantations in Lahad Datu.
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The bodies of nine terrorists that were found by Malaysian security forces during a mopping up operation under ‘Ops Daulat’ in Kampung Tanduo near Lahad Datu on Wednesday. – Bernama
Army vehicles moving in a convoy in Tanjung Labian on Wednesday. – AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star
(IMAGE FROM NST)
A military personnel arresting an “intruder”, who had entered a no-entry zone near the Felda Residence Sahabat beach, in Lahad Datu on Wednesday. – NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star
LAHAD DATU 6 Mac 2013 – Jalan ke Kampung Tanjung Labian dan Tanjung Batu yang diisytiharkan sebagai zon merah dikawal anggota polis, di sini hari ini. – BERNAMA
A Nuri helicopter departing for Kampung Tanduo to take part in an air offensive against the terrorists holed up there. (IMAGE FROM BERNAMA)
LAHAD DATU 6 Mac 2013 – Sebuah bot anggota PASKAL meronda di pantai Felda Beach Resort yang menjadi kawasan larangan ketika Ops Daulat masih diteruskan terhadap pengganas bersenjata dari Selatan Filipina di Kampung Tanduo, Felda Sahabat 17, di sini hari ini. – BERNAMA
SEMPORNA 6 Mac 2013 – Anggota Polis dari Cawangan Jenayah Berat, Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Sabah berjaya menangkap dua suspek bagi membantu siasatan pengganas dari Selatan Filipina dalam Ops Daulat di sebuah ladang sawit, di sini hari ini. – BERNAMA
Cops detain one of the 4 men at Kampung Airport Semporna. — By Mohd Radzi Bujan
(IMAGE FROM NST)
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi showing photographs of the bodies of Sulu intruders during a press conference in Lahad Datu on Wednesday. Also present were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (center) and Sabah Police Chief Datuk Hamza Taib. – NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said that the Malaysian security forces are in full control of areas in the east coast of Sabah .
This morning the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak made a statement that the Malaysian Security Forces have launched an attack Sulu intruders in Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu, Sabah at 7 a.m. today.
NST reported that at about 8.25 a.m. villagers fled the area as several explosions were heard while fighter jets and helicopters are also seen.
After the air operations, the ground troops went into the area.
NST also reported that six vessels, two each from the Navy, marine police and Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency were earlier seen leaving the marine police jetty.
In a press statement, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the attack on the intruders is a success and no casualties were reported on the Malaysian side during the operation.
The Sulu intruders started a stand-off in Lahad Datu, Sabah since February 12, 2013 and do not want to leave our country despite the Malaysian police have arranged for meetings and discussions hoping that the intruders would agree to leave peacefully without facing serious action.
Last Friday, they fired shots at policemen on duty killing two police officers and on Saturday they killed another six policemen in Semporna.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said Malaysia is not at war with the Philippines government as the intruders are not recognised by the Philippine government.
He further said that if they are detained, they will face criminal charges including for murder.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein confirmed that none of the Malaysian security forces were injured in this morning’s operation.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi confirms security forces utilised 3 F/A-18D fighter bombers and 5 Hawk 208 fighter jets in this morning’s operation during a joint press conference with Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein today.
Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah said that Sarawak police are sending reinforcement of 500 policemen from its 10th Battalion in Sibu, 11th Battalion in Kuching and 12th Battalion in Miri, to Sabah today.
At a 4 p.m. press briefing, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said that the operation is ongoing and that he believed that the remaining Sulu soldiers were still in and around the operation area, adding that it was unknown whether some managed to escape to other nearby villages such as Tanjung Batu.
I love my country and I think so do most people in Sabah and that they do not want those intruders to disturb their lives and causing lots of troubles to everybody.
I pray that there will be no more casualties on the Malaysian security forces and this operation will be a success.
When I supported the opposition parties in Pakatan Rakyat (PR), I thought that the Malaysian police was bad and brutal because PR leaders always say so.
Now I am proud of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and I think that they are our heroes.