TAWAU: The people of Sabah must not doubt the sincerity and determination of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) to defend the sovereignty of Sabah, said ESSCom Commander Datuk Rashid Harun.
On the other hand, he said they must support and assist ESSCom to ensure the success of the government’s mission.
He said the bloody Tanduo episode had taught a useful lesson on the importance of unity to face external threats especially the intrusion of terrorists from Sulu.
Abdul Rashid said this when delivering a security briefing at a breaking-of-the-fast event jointly organised by the Tawau Suluk Bajau Cultural Association and Majlis Permuafakatan Masyarakat Suluk Sabah at Rumah Adat Suluk, Batu 4, near here, last night.
Also present were ESSCom Chief Executive Officer Ruji Ubi, Deputy Commander Brig Gen Datuk Md Rahim Mohamad, Tawau Suluk Bajau Cultural Association chairman Datu Lukman Datu Shabiddin and Majlis Permuafakatan Suluk Sabah secretary Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto.- BERNAMA