SANDAKAN: About 300 security personnel of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) are involved in the ‘Ops Gasak’ operation that was launched at Mangkalinau squatters settlements here.
The large scale operation was implemented to pursue the rest of illegal immigrants (PATI) that are still in hiding at squatters settlements around Sandakan.
Esscom Commander, DCP Dato’ Abd. Rashid Harun, previously quoted that the operation handled by Esscom is part of the effort to cleanse Esszone from PATI presence.
The operation was launched simultaneously with another operation to tackle illegal electricity wiring problems at the area.
Previously Esscom was also involved in the same operation to eradicate illegal wiring carried out at a squatters settlement nearby Sandakan Municipal Council apartment area at Jalan Batu Sapi, working together with the Energy Commission, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB), Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Immigration Department, Water Department, and Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). – SayangSabah