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Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn curfew extended

M Update, 25/2/2019 – Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew, which ends at 6pm yesterday, will be extended for another two weeks until March 12, said state Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah. He said the decision to extend the 6pm-to-6am curfew was made based on continuous threats coming from cross-border criminals, including kidnap-for-ransom groups.

Comm Omar said the curfew covered areas up to three nautical miles off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, La­­had Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran. There is a need to continue the curfew in these waters to prevent the encroachment of terrorists and criminals who can threaten the safety of locals, international resear­chers and tourists on the islands,” he said yesterday.

We also want to ensure the safety of the people of Sabah who use the waters and are staying near the Eastern Sabah Security Zone. Comm Omar said the curfew was to facilitate enforcement and monitoring of boat activities in the area.

“I have also given the authority to all district police chiefs to issue permits to eligible applicants who fit the criteria to conduct fishery activities in the areas affected by the curfew,” he said

Sources : The Star Online

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