Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak didesak menjelaskan ‘perjanjian’ dengan Sultan Sulu sebagaimana didedah Pengerusi Pengasas Barisan Pembebasan Islam Moro (MILF), Nur Misuari seperti dilapor baru-baru ini.
Ahli Parlimen Sungai Petani, Datuk Johari Abdul berkata, Najib selaku individu bertanggungjawab tidak boleh membisu dalam isu tersebut kerana melibatkan kedaulatan negara dan keselamatan rakyat Sabah khususnya.
“Kita nak tahu apa yang mereka (penceroboh) tuntut sehingga bawa senjata. Najib tak boleh diam. Dia kena jelaskan apa yang dijanjikan kepada kumpulan penceroboh sehingga mereka sanggup bunuh polis kita.
“Mereka datang bukan nak shopping, tapi dengan senjata. Maksudnya mereka nak berperang. Objektifnya jelas untuk tuntut sesuatu,” kata Johari ketika dihubungi.
Menurut laporan Manila Buletin Publishing Corporation (mb.com.ph), Misuari mendakwa tentera Sulu ke Sabah selepas mendengar janji dari Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Menurut laporan bertarikh 21 Februari 2013 bertajuk ‘Don’t Harm Sultan’s Men, Nur Warns Malaysia’, Misuari berkata, ketika beliau di Jolo, Sulu, beliau terdengar bahawa adik kepada Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, Agbimuddin Kiram telah merentas lautan kerana mereka telah dijanjikan untuk ditempatkan di Sabah.
Oleh itu, Misuari merayu Najib untuk bertindak dengan cermat dalam menghadapi penceroboh Filipina yang kini membunuh lapan anggota polis Malaysia di Sabah dalam pertempuran berdarah di Lahad Datu dan juga Semporna.
Misuari juga mendakwa Agbimuddin mungkin ke Sabah untuk menunjukkan ketidaksabaran terhadap tuntutan mereka.
“Perkara ini perlu diselia oleh mereka dengan lebih tenang,” katanya dipetik, sambil menambah ia adalah lebih baik menunggu pilihan raya umum April ini untuk melihat siapa menjadi Perdana Menteri.
Misuari juga memberikan amaran kepada Malaysia untuk menyelesaikan pertempuran di Sabah dengan aman.
Jika tidak, pasukannya akan memberikan bantuan kepada Kiram, ugut Misuari.
“Baru bulan lepas Najib diangkat sebagai ‘hero’ apabila menyelesaikan isu pejuang bangsa Moro dengan pejuang selatan. Tapi balik ke sini, negara kita pula diserang. Ini jadi persoalan apabila didedahkan sendiri Nur Misuari,” kata Johari.
“Kalau betul Najib buat perjanjian, beliau perlu nyatakan kepada semua apa yang dijanjinya itu. Kalau tiada apa-apa,bagaimana mereka boleh datang dengan senjata macam nak perang, mesti ada yang tidak kena,” katanya lagi.
Sementara itu, beliau yang kesal dengan sikap berlengah kerajaan menyelesaikan isu tersebut menyifatkan pentadbiran Najib sebagai lembap.
“Apa sudah jadi dengan jabatan perisikan, Cawangan Khas (SB) dan macam-macam lagi. Adakah mereka tidak lagi berfungsi atau hanya untuk pantau isu politik sahaja.
“Sudah 23 hari mereka (pengganas) ada di Lahad Datu, kenapa lembap sangat kerajaan bertindak. Ini umpama penceroboh masuk rumah kita, takkan kita nak diamkan,” tempelak Johari.-keadilandaily
Tanjung Labian Dan Tanjung Batu Zon Bahaya...
Tanjung Labian dan Tanjung Batu di Felda sebagai zon Bahaya atau zon Merah. Lelaki bersenjata dilihat berada berdekatan perkampungan itu. Keadaan penduduk bertambah panik bagi kampung di felda yang berdekatan dengan 2 lokasi zon merah tersebut.
Pesuruhjaya Polis Sabah, Datuk Hamza Taib mengesahkan perkembangan terbaru itu dan menambah kedudukan kedua-dua perkampungan itu adalah berhampiran di antara satu sama lain. Kampung itu juga terletak antara 5 kilometer (km) dan 6 km dari Kampung Tanduo di mana kumpulan penceroboh bersenjata sedang dikepung. - melvister.com
Penduduk dakwa penceroboh bolos dari Kg Tanduo
More gunmen reported landing around Tanjung Labian, Sabah...
Security forces have blocked off access into a seaside village in Tanjung Batu, near Lahad Datu, Sabah as unconfirmed sightings of gunmen in military fatigues emerged, several media reported this afternoon.
The Borneo Insider news portal reported unverified news of a group of 50 heavily-armed men landing near Felda Sahabat on Sabah’s east coast, and taking several hostages.
Malaysia’s security officials have set up their operations centre in Felda Sahabat where they are keeping a close watch around-the-clock on encounters between police personnel and groups of intruders, suspected to be Filipino Muslim militants linked to a Sulu clan claiming ownership of Sabah.
The masterminds behind the armed intruders are spreading rumours to lower the morale of Malaysia’s security forces, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar was reported saying by news portal Malaysiakini.
“This is a challenging time for the police to serve well.
“When such news coming out, I see it as an attempt to lower the police morale but we will not be deceived by such ploy,” the police chief reportedly said, in reply to speculation a police officer has been taken into custody after showing sympathy to the foreign intruders.
Traffic into and out of Tanjung Batu has been blocked off as at 2pm today, The Star Online reported. Villagers were not allowed to leave or enter their homes.
The Tanjung Batu village is about 30km from Kampung Tanduo where a militant group led by Agbimuddin Kiram, a self-proclaimed crown prince and heir to the Sulu sultanate, had occupied since entering Sabah three weeks ago on February 9.
Police were also reported to be patrolling another seaside village near Semporna, some 150km away from Lahad Datu, to search for more armed Sulu intruders believed to have fled from a gunfight last Saturday in the nearby Siminul village.
Jittery shopkeepers in Kampung Salimbungan pulled down their shutters as early as 1.30pm today, and residents in the settlement, about 5km from Semporna town were also told to leave the area as police commandos took up position around town, The Star Online reported.
Several Filipino Muslim militant factions, including followers of the self-professed Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) were reported by Philippine media to have attacked police stations and military trucks.
Four Malaysian officials were reported by Philippine radio station, dzrh, to have been taken hostage over the weekend following violent clashes between Malaysian security forces and Filipino militants in Semporna that claimed the lives of 19 men.-malaysian insider
Some intruders escape from Kg Tandou...
Residents of Tanjung Batu and Tanjung Labian have deserted their villages in droves after the locals claimed that intruders holed up in neighbouring Kampung Tanduo have breached the security forces’ perimeter.
Tanjung Batu and Tanjung Labian are side by side, only a few hundred metres apart. They are 5km away from Kampung Tanduo.
Local villager Gabril Asakil, 48, said some 50 intruders have occupied their village in Tanjung Batu for resources.
“We stay outside at night for security and only come back here in the morning.
“When we arrived in the morning at 8am, we found that they had already occupied our village, so we decided to leave,” he said.
Gabril said he was certain those who have taken over their village are the intruders from Kampung Tanduo as this was confirmed by the remaining villagers who were not able to escape.
“The intruders sent out two of our villagers to buy food for them, but of course they ran away.
“They told us these people were indeed the intruders from Kampung Tanduo,” he said.
Gabril added that he saw the intruders were armed with M16s and parangs and had also brought their wounded from last Friday’s shootout into the village.
Villagers of Tanjung Labian, which is yet to be occupied by intruders, have also fled due to the proximity.
Earlier reports claimed that police had entered the area as there were sighting of intruders here.
However, the remaining villagers, mostly youths who were standing watch from the sidelines, confirmed that they were not new intruders but were from Kampung Tanduo.
Gabril was among the group which was less than 1km away from the newly-occupied area.
“We just want to know what is going to happen to our property and see if we can get any news,” he said.
Hours ago, inspector-general of police Ismail Omar confirmed that there were reports of sightings here, and that the police were in the process of verification.
Malaysiakini has contacted Ismail and Sabah Police Commissioner Hamza Taib to confirm the incident and is awaiting a response.
‘Potential hostage situation’
Meanwhile, another villager, Alahdi Jahapar, 38 said even though two of their fellow villagers had escaped, there were potentially more than 20 local villagers trapped in Tanjung Batu.
“They could not come out in time, they are probably being held hostage, only the two were sent out to buy things managed to escape,” he said.
He added that the residents in the two villages numbered around 1,000, including initial refugees who were the original inhabitants of Kampung Tanduo.
“We all left on lorries and vehicles, there was no one to help us,” he said.
Malaysiakini had visited Tanjung Labian yesterday to interview the original inhabitants of Kampung Tandou who were displaced here.
The village then was still bustling despite the standoff at neighbouring Kampung Tandou but it has turned into a ghost town today.
According to Alahdi, all affected villagers have been evacuated 5km inland to a hall in Kampung Embara Budi.
A check at the village found the hall, which was empty yesterday, packed with people.
Civil Defence Department (JPAM) officers were seen helping the villagers there.
An attempt to enter the village was denied by the police.
“We have received instructions not to let anyone in,” he said.
One of the villagers who spoke from behind the fence of the village said she was hungry and needed food.-malaysiakini