OPERASI KETENTERAAN DI ESSZONE DITERUSKAN WALAUPUN OPERASI DAULAT DIHENTIKAN - HISHAMMUDDIN

  • Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling
    Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling

    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik never quarrelled or fought, despite being in different parties with competing ideas about politics. This was because the former MCA chairman and the late DAP stalwart had forged a friendship at university, which Dr Ling said stood the tests that politics threw at... …

  • Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal
    Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal

    A group of first-year law students held a candlelight vigil at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, tonight for their idol, the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh. The students had planned an impromptu vigil for Karpal, who they credited with inspiring them to take up law as a career choice. “We planned the event on Facebook and word got... …

  • Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’
    Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’

    GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — Karpal Singh’s loyal aide Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who also died in the accident that killed Karpal yesterday, was almost like Karpal’s “other half”. The trained... …

  • Umno lawyer calls Karpal ‘one of the most ethical criminal lawyers’
    Umno lawyer calls Karpal ‘one of the most ethical criminal lawyers’

    Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah had plenty of encounters in the courts with the late Karpal Singh but today, he paid tribute to the veteran lawyer who died in an accident yesterday. Shafee said Karpal was “one of the most ethical criminal lawyers” he used to appear with while acting as deputy public prosecutor or counsel for the... …

  • Gerakan calls Karpal elder statesman, Samy Vellu cries over news of death
    Gerakan calls Karpal elder statesman, Samy Vellu cries over news of death

    In an ultimate accolade, Gerakan, DAP’s political rival in Penang, today praised Karpal Singh as an elder statesman and a true Malaysian. State Gerakan deputy president Datuk Dr Cheah Soon Hai said Karpal was one of the few people in the country who had left a legacy. He said the former DAP chairman was a legend in both the political and... …

  • Abdullah pays tribute to Karpal’s life of service – Bernama
    Abdullah pays tribute to Karpal’s life of service – Bernama

    Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident yesterday, led a life of tireless commitment and service to the people.  “We are poorer for the loss of a great legal mind and a crusader for justice and human rights," he said as he extended condolences to the family of the former DAP chairman and... …

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Julai (Bernama) -- Operasi keselamatan melibatkan Angkatan

Tentera Malaysia (ATM) di Zon Selamat Timur Sabah (Esszone) tidak akan

dihentikan walaupun Operasi Daulat ditamatkan.

Menteri Pertahanan Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein berkata pemindahan

aset ketenteraan ke kawasan yang diletak di bawah pengawasan Kawasan Keselamatan

Khas Pantai Timur Sabah (Esscom) itu akan diteruskan, termasuk semua operasi

melibatkan anggota tentera.

"Apabila Operasi Daulat diserah kepada Esscom dan ditukar nama kepada

Operasi Sanggah, itu tidak bermakna tanggungjawab ATM akan dihentikan.

"Walaupun operasi itu kini dikawal selia oleh Esscom, ATM akan terus

terlibat dalam operasi di kawasan-kawasan yang telah dipertanggungjawabkan

seperti Operasi Pasir dan kerja-kerja risikan," katanya ketika menjawab soalan

Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fake (BN-Sabak Bernama) pada sidang Dewan Rakyat di sini hari

ini.

Mohd Fasiah ingin tahu perancangan ATM di kawasan itu selepas Operasi Daulat

yang dilancarkan pada 5 Mac lepas untuk memerangi kumpulan pengganas Sulu yang

menceroboh Kampung Tanduo, dekat Lahad Datu ditamatkan Sabtu lepas.

-- LAGI

PARLIMEN-HISHAMMUDDIN (CEROBOH) 2 (AKHIR) KUALA LUMPUR

Hishammuddin berkata beberapa peralatan ketenteraan yang baharu bersesuaian

dengan operasi di persisiran pantai timur Sabah juga akan dibeli untuk

memperkukuh struktur organisasi supaya lebih anjal kepada situasi ancaman.

Selain itu, anggota ATM juga terlibat dalam penambahan lima batalion pasukan

keselamatan yang diumum kerajaan, yang turut melibatkan Polis Diraja

Malaysia, katanya.

"Dengan apa yang telah dilakukan dan dirancang, rakyat tidak perlu bimbang

tentang tahap keselamatan, terutama keselamatan perairan negara," katanya.

Hishammuddin berkata Operasi Daulat telah melibatkan 5,610 anggota ATM serta

atur gerak aset-aset ATM membabitkan kos sebanyak RM84.9 juta daripada

peruntukan Kementerian Pertahanan.

Beliau juga menegaskan kerajaan tidak mengiktiraf penceroboh berkenaan

sebagai tentera kesultanan Sulu dan menegaskan penggunaan istilah itu adalah

tidak wajar kerana mereka bersifat penceroboh.

Beliau berkata insiden itu telah mencemar kedaulatan dan memberi kesan

kepada keselamatan negara, yang menyebabkan dua anggota tentera dan lapan

anggota polis terkorban.

-- BERNAMA

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  • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

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