TAWAU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) along with the Sabah Police Contingent Headquarters will conduct a special exercise dubbed ‘Latihan Amal Pasak II’ for two days in Tawau starting Feb 27.
ESSCom Commander, DCP Datuk Abd Rashid Harun, told local residents not to panic or worry if they see the movement of security forces in the area or hear the sound of explosions and gunfire.
He said the exercise aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of ESSCom operations in protecting the sovereignty and security of the people of Sabah, especially in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), for any eventuality.
“During the exercise there will also be movement of assets on sea, land, and air which may be cause for concern to the residents around Tawau town.
“If there are any inquiries, people can contact the ESSCom Operations Centre or Tawau Police Headquarters at 089-772121,” he said in a statement today.
The ESSZone, covering 1,733.7 square kilometres, comprises the 10 districts of Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau.- BERNAMA