SEMPORNA, (July 24) — Salamah Ahmad, the widow of marine police Corporal Abdul Rajah Jamuan who was killed at the recent Mabul island ambush, received RM20,000 aid from the Social Care Foundation.
Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang handed the contribution to Salamah at a break-fast function organised jointly by the foundation and the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), last night.
On July 12, Abd Rajah, 32, was killed in an exchange of fire with eight gunmen, believed to be from Southern Philippines, at the Mabul Water Bungalows Resort on Pulau Mabul, off Semporna while his colleague, Zakiah Aleip, 26, was kidnapped.
Robert Phang also urged other corporate bodies to come forward and assist families that need assistance.
He also expressed concern with the presence of ‘insiders’ or informers who provide information of the security forces to the intruders.
“The government is working hard to ensure the safety of the country, so we as the people of the country must also play a role in assisting the government’s efforts. We also welcome Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s initiative to restructure the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom). — BERNAMA