23 March 2013

RM100,000 Each For Kins Of 2 Slain Soldiers

Cpl Ahmad Farhan Ruslan

Cpl Ahmad Hurairah Ismail

KOTA BAHARU: The families of two security forces from Kelantan who were killed in the Ops Daulat offensive in Lahad Datu, Sabah received RM100,000 each from the Sabah state government, yesterday.

Sabah State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman represented the Sabah Government in presenting the contribution to Cpl Ahmad Hurairah Ismail’s mother Rahmah Mamat, 50, and Cpl Ahmad Farhan Ruslan’s mother Roslawati Ghani, 44, at a brief ceremony held at Wisma Perwira Markas Lapan Briged here.

Also present were National Security Council (NSC) secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab, NSC Kelantan secretary Roslee Mamat, Sabah State Affairs and Research secretary Rodzi Md Saad and 8th Brigade chief of Staff Lt Col Mohd Zaki Abu.

Meanwhile, in Lahad Datu police advised the public to dismiss rumours that a housewife was held hostage by four terrorists for more than two hours at her house in Kembara Sakti, Felda Sahabat 43, here, yesterday.

Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Tan Kok Liang said there was no indication to show that the incident, purportedly at 2pm, did happen as claimed by the woman.

“The police are nevertheless investigating,” he said in a press conference at the Felda Sahabat 16 operations base, near here.

In the alleged incident the woman reportedly claimed she was alone when the four terrorists came and tied her up, but she managed to free herself while they were busy looking for food.

Tan also dismissed claims that some shots were fired during the incident, causing panic and fear among the residents who ran to the nearby mosque for protection.

“But we have stationed some security forces at the village to assure the safety of residents and make them feel at ease while carrying out their daily routine,” he said. - BERNAMA

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