Kuala Lumpur, says Shahidan
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the area was fully secured by officers on duty at Sabah’s east coast, making it safe zone.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim today said that the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) districts were far safer compared to Kuala Lumpur.
According to him, the area was fully secured by officers on duty at Sabah’s east coast, making it safe.
“I feel that in the Esszone areas, we are moving about in conditions where we are constantly being watched by security teams.
“In fact being in Kuala Lumpur, I feel the Eszone is safer because we are being watched,” he said in response to a question by Putatan Member of Parliament Datuk Makin @ Marcus Majigoh in Parliament today.
Shahidan added that Malaysia was a country that was always the attention of outsiders who want to enter the country.
However, the intrusion into the country was not something to be taken lightly by the government, he said.
“This should not happen in this modern era, whereby a group of criminals attack a country.
“And the government has made the decision to ensure this was a safe zone because the area was also one where the economic activities were important,” he said.
Shahidan added that the state was also seen as one of the most beautiful places in the world and it was important to take care of it so that it was safe not only to those there, but everyone.
He was replying to Batu Sapi MP Linda Tsen Thau Lin who asked the prime minister to state the impact of the curfew at the Esscom that was imposed since July involving the tourism and fishing sectors.
“It doesn’t affect the people, in fact the people rather enjoy it because if we go to the shores along the Esszone area, we can see no movements anywhere.
“If there is any, it’s those who have obtained permits to fish,” he further explained.
Shahidan admitted there were those who attempted to invade, but it was at a controlled level.
“Apart from controlling the intrusion, we also focus on crime from within,” answered the Arau MP.http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/10/30/esszone-safer-compared-kuala-lumpur-says-shahidan/