On February 13, the East Sabah Command, Malaysia decided to extend the curfew on waters in seven counties in the state to March 1, to ensure the safety of the people from danger. terror attackkidnapping and other security issues.
Sabah State Police Chief Hazini Ghazali said the curfew was prolonged as authorities discovered militant groups involved in ransom kidnappings and groups Abu Sayyaf continue to conspire to infiltrate the waters of the seven counties Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran.
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People living in these areas are prohibited from approaching or operating in waters off seven counties between 6 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Mr. Hazani said Curfew also facilitates the enforcement and supervision of the operation of boats, ensures the safety of fishermen’s fishing activities and seaport operations./.