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Curfew for Sabah's east coast after spate of kidnappings

Published on Jul 17, 2014 10:13 AM
The police forensic team at the crime scene on Mabul island in Sabah, Malaysia, where a shootout had occurred at Mabul Water Bungalows Resort on 12 July 2014. -- PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION

KUALA LUMPUR - A curfew will be enforced within the next 48 hours to tighten security along Sabah's east coast, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

This is to identify potential threats and enable security forces to carry out checks, especially in the event that someone breaks curfew, Malay Mail Online reported on Thursday.

"The curfew will be implemented to complement efforts in having the designated sea routes to avoid any misuse of the routes," the news website quoted Khalid as saying in a statement on Wednesday.

He said steps to improve security in Sabah would be implemented, particularly in 'hotspots' Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna, and Sandakan.

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