The Lahad Datu incident is a tragedy. The Federal Government agencies, be it the under Home Ministry or Foreign Ministry, already used all the channels of diplomacy the past 17 days. More than ample time, space and most important, opportunity provided for the armed Sulu Filipinos claiming to be and demanding to be recognized as to Sultan of Sulu Army to go back where they came from.
They refused. The Home Minister warned that no more deadline concessions be given. These armed intruders bumped into Police General Operation Force unit on patrol and they engaged in a deadly firefight. 14 lives were lost, including VAT Commandoes Insp Zulkilfli Mamat and Cpl Sabaruddin Daud. Three others were injured.
LAHAD DATU: PM confirms two security personnel killed – UPDATEBy M. Hamzah Jamaludin
PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has confirmed that two Malaysian security personnel were killed while another three were injured in a fire exchange with the armed Filipino intruders today.
At the same time, he said between 10 and 12 intruders were shot dead after they started firing at the Malaysian security personnel.
He said that the intruders were the first to attack after they ventured out about 1.5km from the place they had been holed up in Kampung Tanduo, about 30km from Lahad Datu, Sabah.
As for now, he said the gunfire had stopped and he had given the full power to Inspector-General of Police and the Armed Forces chief to handle the situation.
“It will be a police operation first before the Armed Forces join in,” he said adding that the Malaysian security forces have also increased their strength in Lahad Datu, both on land and its waters.
He said the intruders had already retreated and the police ground commander would decide on the next action.
Asked whether the group’s leader was among those killed, Najib said the rumours had yet to be confirmed.
Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak gave IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar and Chief of Defense Forces Jen Tan Sri Zulkifli Md Zin full mandate to resolve the matter, including the use of deadly force if deemed necessary. As most of the nation was shocked with this, equally number of Malaysians demonstrated their sadness for the lost of the two Policemen and laud them as patriots and heroes.
Except the Opposition. Particularly PKR. They had to politicize the matter.
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim stated that the Federal Government under Prime Minister Najib was negligent in providing ample security, especially at our borders. It doesn’t matter that he was directly responsible on part of the security problem and the Moro leader of factional MILF Nur Misuari is his personal friend. Never mind that he and his own family have this obsession to spread lies about the defense and security of this nation, especially in the ceremahs and when talking to foreign media whilst they are abroad.
What is more shocking is Batu MP Tian Chua’s tweet.
Tian Chua claimed that the “Fighting broke out with Sulu intruders?” is “Just a continuous ‘wag the dog’ drama”. He also mentioned in the same tweet that the Sauk incident twelve and a half years ago was just another ‘drama’, “Remember Al Maunah in Sauk?”.
Both of these statements are grossly unpatriotic. It also demonstrated that they are ready to commit treachery in their ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.
Tian Chua must be mad, to picture the Sauk Incident which saw a Policeman and an Army Commando killed brutally, in the name of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong and the Federal Constitution.
The criminals were arrested and charged for waging a war against the Agong, which is treachery. They were tried in a criminal court. Three of these criminals were convicted to death and after all avenues to reverse the sentence were exhausted, they were hanged. Six others were sentenced to life imprisonment. After an appeal, theirs were reduced to 10 years jail.
It is really unimaginable that Tian Chua could say something like that. Former DAP Vice Chairman and one time colleague of Tian Chua in Parliament Tunku Aziz described the former as “Lowest form of life”.
02 March 2013| last updated at 12:24AM
LAHAD DATU: Tian Chua “lowest form of human life”, berates Tunku Aziz
KUALA LUMPUR: Several leaders and political observers have lambasted Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Tian Chua who reportedly linked today’s shooting incident in Lahad Datu, Sabah, with an allegation of a conspiracy hatched by the Umno government to divert attention and frighten the people.
They said Tian Chua’s statement was irresponsible and extreme, considering it was about the authorities confronting an armed group from southern Philippines to safeguard the country’s peace and security.
Former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim described the statement as a “standard script of the DAP” which was completely insensitive to the country’s security.
“By making this kind of statement, he (Tian Chua) must be regarded as the lowest form of human life. This is a careless remark which isn’t what we expect from a decent human being,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
Among others, the report also appeared in PKR’s official news website which quoted Tian Chua as saying the intrusion in Lahad Datu was a drama of the government to frighten the people, as if the situation in Sabah was unsafe.
Two police commandos were slain while three others were injured in a firefight in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu involving a group of armed intruders from southern Philippines, in which 12 intruders were killed.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan described Tian Chua’s statement as “evil and ignorant” as Umno did not gamble with the country’s security.
Malay rights group Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali tagged Tian Chua a “serial liar” who was always finding fault with Umno and the government despite the grave situation (in Lahad Datu).
Former president of the Malaysian Ex-Army Association Datuk Muhammad Abdul Ghani said, all parties should come together and not mix politics with the security of the country.
He stressed that appropriate action should be taken against Tian Chua and any other quarters seen as inciting the people to prevent a recurrence of such sensitive statements. BERNAMA***************
All of that, need not any further comment from us. In actual fact, these statements are nothing new from the Opposition leaders.
There is no need to remind everyone that Mat Sabu is being charged for his seditious statement that Mat Indera and the 180 communist rebels who attacked Bukit Kepong Police Station massacred 22 Policemen and Auxiliary Policemen and four family members on 23 February 1950 “Are the real heroes and freedom fighters” and the Police are “British tools”. And former DAP-puppet-MB of Perak Nizar Jamaluddin lies about Prime Minister Najib asking the Armed Forces Service Chiefs to stage a coup d’etat if and when BN loses the 13 GE.
If Opposition leaders fail to condemn Tian Chua and Anwar Ibrahim for being unpatriotic, “Lowest form of human life”, “Evil and ignorant” and “Serial liar”, then they are deservingly equal.
No exceptions. This is not about politics and never was. This about patriotism, which the Opposition leaders are clearly unpatriotic in any game one wants to look at it, then and now.