TUNGKU: Gunshots were heard from Kampung Tanduo which is occupied by Sulu soldiers from southern Philippines, claimed the village head of Kampung Sinakut and Kampung Sungai Merah, Raut Bani.
Asked about the situation in the village, Raut said everything was still the same and no armed group members were seen walking in the area.
Raut said Kampung Sungai Merah was located about 2km from Kampung Tanduo and villagers were conducting their daily activities as usual.
“People are not afraid as the police are watching and patrolling at the village areas. We feel safe with the police presence,” Raut added.
Met at the presentation of contribution from Tungku assemblyman office and Tungku district office presented by Datuk Mohd Suhaili Said, Raut thanked the government on behalf of the villagers for the contribution which could ease their burden.
After presenting the contribution, Suhaili said the people should not be afraid as police were giving full commitment to the people’s safety.
He said people were not only concerned about their safety but also their health and needs.
Therefore, he said people could inform the police in case they fell sick or lack of food, so that the police could assist them.
A total of 230 villagers of Kampung Tanjung Labian, Kampung Tanjung Batu, Kampung Tanagian and Kampung Sungai Nokia received their contributions through their village heads.
Meanwhile, two reporters from the Philippine news agency, ABS CBN, were questioned by the police before being asked to leave the Felda Sahabat areas for not having any work permit.
They were identified as Henry Omaga, 54, and Nestor Prillo, 47.