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FSM urges all to support ESSCOM

Posted on March 14, 2013, Thursday

KOTA KINABALU: The Federation of Sabah Manufacturers (FSM) has called on all in Sabah to render their support to the East Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) that is being set up to look into security concerns all the way from Kudat to Tawau.

Its President, Datuk Seri Panglima Wong Khen Thau, also urged everyone in Sabah to put aside their political differences and help the special security area to achieve its objectives.

Speaking at the presentation of the letters of approval for land lease extension/renewal of land in Kolombong, Wong stressed that the security of our country and beloved state is paramount.

“We should not be finger pointing, we should not listen to speculations but instead work together as a team to do whatever that is necessary to protect our nation. This is the job of every citizen of Malaysia… to support our heroes who are fighting at the front lines. FSM will join with the rest of the people and will do whatever we can to help our heroes,” he said.

FSM, Wong said, also congratulated the state and federal governments for taking the initiative in the creation of the security area.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who was the guest of honour at the event yesterday, allayed the business community’s fears and stressed that the situation in Lahad Datu is under control.

“I know some people may still be jittery or concerned about the security situation in Sabah especially in the East coast because of the recent incident in Lahad Datu. I wish to assure you that the situation is under control.

“The Federal Government under the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is committed to making security a top priority in Sabah. A security zone called the Eastern Sabah Security Command has been established from Kudat to Tawau supported by a military build-up of five additional battalions.

“I therefore urge you all to be at ease, go about your daily lives and refrain from believing rumours spread through the social media,” Musa, who is also state Security Council chairman stressed.

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