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Topic: Eastern Sabah Security Command

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KOTA KINABALU: Security forces are unsure how many sea gypsies were taken in Thursday’s kidnapping in Sabah waters, with conflicting statements from their Philippine counterparts as well as those br...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah security forces are trying to ascertain how many sea gypsies were actually kidnapped from two fishing vessels in waters close to international borders off Lahad Datu on June 18.
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KOTA KINABALU: A former state assistant minister has urged the government to expedite the restructuring of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) in the wake of the kidnapping of 10 fishermen off...
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KOTA KINABALU - Sabah remains a popular and safe travel destination despite the recent kidnappings of fishermen in the state's east coast.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew supports the call to relocate the army base in Lok Kawi near here to the state’s east coast, saying it will be key to thwarting security thr...
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KOTA KINABALU: Upgrading assets for the forces in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) is critical to improve maritime security in the region, says Sandakan MP Vivian Wong.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah remains a popular and safe travel destination despite the recent kidnappings of fishermen in the state's east coast.
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KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants security forces to strengthen their positions along the sea border in the wake of Tuesday’s kidnapping of 10 fishermen from the Bajau Laut community.
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LAHAD DATU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) has yet to receive any reports on claims that 10 Filipino fishermen were kidnapped in Sabah waters early today.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal today suggested placing security assets in locations prone to cross-border crimes instead of setting up base in non-strategic areas, in the wake of the...
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The Philippine military has been hunting Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants who have earned many millions of dollars from kidnapping foreigners and locals since the early 1990s.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will ensure a higher level of preparedness of the security forces in safeguarding the state’s waters against intrusion and other threats.
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Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will ensure a higher level of preparedness of the security forces in safeguarding the state’s waters against intrusion and other thr...
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KOTA KINABALU: Almost RM500,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes were seized during an inspection at a road checkpoint along the Tawau-Kalabakan road during the early hours of Wednesday (June 12).
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KOTA KINABALU: A major tourism body has welcomed news that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) could be restructured but warns that the tourism industry still expects better protection.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The threat of the Abu Sayyaf group believed to be based in Jolo, Sulu, on islands in eastern Sabah, is still high despite the establishment of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom)...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The threat of Abu Sayyaf group believed to be based in Jolo, Sulu, on islands in eastern Sabah is still high despite the establishment of Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom...
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The threat of Abu Sayyaf group believed to be based in Jolo, Sulu, on islands in eastern Sabah is still high despite the establishment of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), said Inspector-Ge...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The threat of Abu Sayyaf group believed to be based in Jolo, Sulu, on islands in eastern Sabah is still high despite the establishment of Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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PETALING JAYA: A retired army officer has suggested that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) be placed under the purview of the police, amid reports that the initiative launched six years ago ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) has over 200,000 registered members since its establishment in 2016, its president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said.
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Warisan has over 200,000 registered members since its establishment in 2016, president Mohd Shafie Apdal said today.
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KOTA KINABALU, June 2 — Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) has over 200,000 registered members since it was established in 2016, its president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal has welcomed news of restructuring of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), pledging the state’s full support.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has pledged to give its full cooperation to any changes made to the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), as reports emerged of plans to restructure the unit for cost-cutting purposes.
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KOTA KINABALU: Australia said an advisory it issued to its citizens travelling to Sabah is still in place, following an appeal by the state government to lift the advisory in view of improvements in s...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has agreed to give civil servants in the state a bonus of RM500 each in conjunction with the Hari Raya Puasa celebration.
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KOTA KINABALU: There should be stricter enforcement at entry points to detect the smuggling of wildlife, says Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA KINABALU: Crocodile conservationists want the Sabah Wildlife Department to carry out a full audit on crocodile farms in the state following the shocking seizure of 220 wild saltwater crocodiles smuggled in from Kalimantan.
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KOTA KINABALU: Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) foiled an attempt to smuggle 84,500 packets of contraband cigarettes worth RM455,000 at Beluran on Sunday, a day after seizing 3,500 packets of such contraband in Tawau.
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BELURAN: The Eastern Sabah Security Command seized 84,500 packs of contraband cigarettes worth about RM455,000 from five multi purpose vehicles at the Sapi Nangoh Road Check Point (RCP) yesterday.
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KOTA KINABALU: Security forces yesterday foiled an attempt to smuggle contraband cigarettes valued at over half a million ringgit to the market at Sabah’s Beluran east coast district.
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BELURAN, May 20 — The Eastern Sabah Security Command seized 84,500 packs of contraband cigarettes worth about RM455,000 from five multi-purpose vehicles at the Sapi Nangoh Road Check Point (RCP) yes...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) foiled an attempt to smuggle in 84,500 packets of contraband cigarettes worth RM455,000 at Beluran on Sunday (May 19), a day after seizing 3,500 contraband cigarettes in Tawau.
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KOTA KINABALU: Hoteliers in the state remain confident that business will recover well despite an unfavourable travel advisory issued by the US State Department.
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KOTA KINABALU: In a state where the sighting of crocodiles at the rivers is considered normal, the discovery of the reptiles being smuggled in has left the authorities stumped.
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TAWAU: The Eastern Sabah Secu­rity Command (Esscom) has recovered 3,500 packets of contraband cigarettes abandoned at a beach in Tawau.
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TAWAU, May 19 — The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) seized 3,500 packets of cigarettes in 14 black plastic bags which were left by the beach at Cowie Bay, Jalan Tawau Lama here yesterday.
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BELURAN: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) has detained 10 illegal immigrants in a special operation carried out at the road check point (RCP) near here last Friday.
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The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) seized 3,500 packets of cigarettes in 14 black plastic bags which were left by the beach at Cowie Bay, Jalan Tawau Lama in Tawau yesterday.
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KOTA KINABALU: Authorities in Sabah have foiled an attempt to smuggle 220 crocodiles from Indonesia.
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TAWAU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) intercepted an attempt to smuggle 3,500 contraband cigarettes packets into Sabah at a beach here Saturday (May 18) night.
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TAWAU: The Sabah Wildlife Department and Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) busted an attempt by four men to smuggle 220 crocodiles out of the Kampung Pasir Putih swamp forest near here today.
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TAWAU: The Sabah Wildlife Department and Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) busted an attempt by four men to smuggle 220 crocodiles out of the Kampung Pasir Putih swamp forest near here today.
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KOTA KINABALU: A group of Indonesians were nabbed after they were believed to have arrived in Sabah illegally via Tawau on Friday (May 17).
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KOTA KINABALU: Security forces at all Road Check Points (RCP) have been asked to step up intelligence gathering efforts and refrain from any illegal practices, including corruption, says Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali.
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KOTA KINABALU: A former hotel owner in Sandakan fought back emotions as he related how he was forced to close the hotel he started 19 years ago after tourism dollars began to decline in 2015.
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TAWAU: The Marine Police here foiled an attempt to smuggle fuel to the Philippines with the arrest of two local men caught with 30 barrels of petrol in Pulau Kalapuan waters, near here, yesterday.
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SANDAKAN: The implementation of the dusk-to-dawn curfew four years ago in the east coast of Sabah will be reviewed, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): New approaches and strategies are constantly being taken to strengthen border security, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak, to combat cross-border crime, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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SANDAKAN: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) will be restructured to further enhance security on the east coast of Sabah, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said.
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SANDAKAN, May 6 — The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) will be restructured to further enhance security on the east coast of Sabah, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said.
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A total of 525 Filipinos were deported to their homeland today, said Sabah National Security Council (NSC) director Sh Sitti Saleha Habib Yussof.
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KOTA KINABALU: Tourism players have criticised the US authorities for singling out Sabah when they put Malaysia on the “K” list in a travel advisory early this month.
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KOTA KINABALU: The travel advisory about Sabah's east coast issued by the United States is unfair, say local tourism players.
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LAHAD DATU: Every General Operations Force (GOF) battalion in the country, except for the 19th Battalion, will have one unit of the Tiger Platoon with them, said Federal Internal Security and Public O...
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KOTA KINABALU (April 16): The Sabah Chief Minister has dismissed allegations that the State Government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a Federal Government agency is empowered...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue s...
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KOTA KINABALU: A former assistant minister held up at sea on suspicion of armed intrusion on Thursday takes his hat off to the Malaysian security forces patrolling the waters between Sabah and the Philippines.
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KOTA KINABALU, April 12 — A former state assistant minister and several of his family members who were detained by Malaysian security forces yesterday in the waters off Sabah’s east coast said tha...
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KOTA KINABALU: A former state assistant minister and several of his family members were intercepted in Sabah's high-security Semporna waters after authorities suspected they were intruders.
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KOTA KINABALU: The federal government has allocated more than RM1 billion for the entire physical project of the Home Ministry’s agencies and departments across Sabah.
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KOTA KINABALU: The federal government has allocated more than RM1 billion for various home ministry projects for agencies and departments across Sabah.
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KOTA KINABALU, April 6 — The federal government has allocated more than RM1 billion for the entire physical project of the Home Ministry’s agencies and departments across Sabah.
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KOTA KINABALU: Estate owners have been warned against allowing suspicious people from driving or travelling through their lands, as illegal routes have been discovered in these areas.
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) president Jeffrey Kitingan today urged the federal government to address the infiltration by terror groups into Sabah following the recent arrest of ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Estate owners have been warned against allowing suspicious people to drive or travel through their lands as illegal routes in Beluran, some 210km from here, have been found on these plantations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 ― Malaysian security forces are on full alert amid intelligence reports that an armed group of Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorists have been in waters off Sabah on a hunt f...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) will engage in integrated air operations in a bid to boost security in the state's east coast.
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KOTA KINABALU, Feb 4 — The role of every agency in implementing defence operations in the state must be coordinated to avoid misunderstandings in the aspect of task distributions.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Home Ministry has instructed all enforcement agencies to increase border security along Sabah's east coast following the fatal church bombing in the southern Philippines island of Jolo on Jan 27.
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LAHAD DATU (Jan 21): The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) is seeking assistance from the Sabah government to provide a plot of land for the construction of its permanent headquarters in Lahad ...
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SEMPORNA, Jan 17 — The Philippines is helping Malaysia monitor the movements 18 Filipino suspects in the wanted list of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) for what is believed, their active...
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KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian fisherman, who was allegedly abducted by the Abu Sayyaf group last year, was reportedly released on Tuesday.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) will not be disbanded as claimed by some quarters, says chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have confirmed that a short video clip that surfaced on YouTube is that of an Indonesian fisherman kidnapped by armed men in Pulau Gaya waters off Semporna last year.
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KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in Sabah are on the lookout for 18 individuals for suspected involvement in cross-border crime and terrorism.
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The Eastern Sabah Security Command today issued the list of names and pictures of 18 foreign nationals wanted on suspicion of being involved in several cross-border crimes in the Eastern Sabah Securit...
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LAHAD DATU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) today issued the list of names and pictures of 18 foreign men wanted on suspicion of being involved in several cross-border crimes in the Easte...
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The Republic of Indonesia consulate in Tawau is concerned about the fate of three Indonesians who are still hostages of kidnappers from southern Philippines while working as fishermen in the Eastern S...
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TAWAU, Jan 5 — The Republic of Indonesia consulate in Tawau is concerned about the fate of three Indonesians who are still hostages of kidnappers from southern Philippines while working as fishermen...
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KUDAT: Four men were arrested in connection with illegal fish bombing activities off the coast of Straggler Island here earlier this week.