KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 5, 2017: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has reminded everyone that the federal government has never neglected Sabah and Sarawak, especially on security.
In this respect, he pointed out to the Eastern Sabah Special Security Command (ESSCom) and proposed border wall as the government’s concern regarding national security.
“Who says that we don’t care for Sabahans and Sarawakians? We have provided with the best of high technology at each entry point through the upgrading of the ICQ (Immigration, Customs and Quarantine complexes),” he said when simultaneously opening the general assembly of Wanita Umno, Youth and Puteri at Putra World Trade Centre tonight.
ESSCom is the security enforcer for ESSZone, which covers 10 districts in the east coast of Sabah. ESSZone stretches for 1,733.7 kilometres and covers Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau.
Zahid also made clear that the government is prepared to take stern action against those playing with fire by attempting to instigate the people using the slogans “Sabah for Sabahans” and “Sarawak for Sarawakians”.
He described such instigation as very serious.
“No one is above the law. We will not allow this to happen,” adding that the action is very much against the federal Constitution.
“We have to prevent the act of playing with fire aimed at creating anarchy and national instability,” he said.
According to him, those responsible are willing to politicise the issue merely to gain the people’s support. — Bernama