KOTA KINABALU, — The State Assemblyman for Senallang, Datuk Seri Nasir Tun Sakaran said it is unfair to put the blame fully on the security forces, particularly the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom), for the kidnapping incident in the national waters recently.
He said everyone should be more realistic and look positively at the various progress carried out by ESSCom including preventing several abduction cases in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) earlier.
“What is certain is that the implementation of the curfew in several areas in the ESSZone, an increase in the number of security personnel and assets as well as the establishment of a forward operations base are proactive measures that give a positive impact.
“But when cases of security threats such as kidnapping occur, the effectiveness of all these measures and initiatives would be questioned again,” he said in the debate at the State Leglsiative Assembly sitting, here Monday.
In this regard, Nasir said the kidnapping case masterminded by the same group must be tackled in a more holistic manner involving not only the enforcement group alone.—BERNAMA