KUALA LUMPUR: A group of militant from Sulu in the southern Philippines is planning to launch an attack in Lahad Datu, Sabah following the failure of their attempt in 2013.
According to a report in the New Straits Times Online, the Interior Ministry was monitoring and trying to eliminate this group and its network on the east coast of Sabah.
“We continue to monitor intensive as there are signs that the group is planning to take revenge,” the Deputy Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed was quoted as saying.
The network also involves local citizens who sympathize and support of terrorist groups such malice.
According to Nur Jazlan, they usually sneaked among the local community and this made it difficult for authorities to identify the individuals involved.
“They are mostly made up of local residents and not citizens of Malaysia who have close ties with the southern Philippines,” he said.
Previously, Deputy Director General of the Immigration Department Datuk Sakib Kusmi informed, the movement of people in connection with Sulu is being monitored by various agencies, including the Special Security Area East Coast (ESSCom).
On Thursday, the State Assembly passed a motion to ban the entry of foreign nationals who have links with the Sultanate of Sulu from entering the country.
The summit also approved a special motion to prohibit two PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar and Tian Chua from entering the State due to a recent meeting with the self-proclaimed Jacel is the daughter of the former head of the armed terrorist groups Sulu, Jamalul III.-Sayangsabah