Hornbill Unleashed

March 7, 2013

Safety and security of the people is now of the utmost importance

Hussaini Abdul Karim

In my mind, the Kampong Tanduo, Lahad Datu Sabah incident was just a ‘montage’ and the bigger picture is more about the fate of Sabah and its people.

The question that has been lingering on my mind since I first read the report about the intruders is: “Will it remain status quo or will there be a change?”

The Malaysian Armed Forces has finally demonstrated their prowess and using fighter jets, tanks and artillery they acted to end the standoff after almost two weeks. All the dead from both sides have all been respectfully buried and hopefully, the welfare of their immediate family members that they left behind are taken care of. Those injured are being treated and I hope all parties concerned have learned a valuable lesson from the tragedy. All efforts must now be taken to prevent a repeat of such a tragedy.

Our Armed Forces have proven their capability once again and I am sure the confidence the people have in them remains unchanged.

However, our security forces must not rest on their laurels as there is still plenty of unfinished business for them to sort out.

Their continued presence must still be seen and felt by the people until such time the situation becomes better and the threat is diminished.

As in any incident that involves two sides, especially those that resulted in the loss of lives, there will always be supporters and dissenters. The authorities must be to handle this tricky situation well.

This brings me back to the period about 40 years or so ago on how the Malaysian Armed Forces and the government of Malaysia handled the post emergency and post counter terrorism operations fighting against the communists insurgents.

Overall, development moved from slow to rapid and the pace of modernisation continued. The emphasis then was to keep the country peaceful and harmonious, creating more jobs for the people, create a better economy, building more and better infrastructure, building more schools so that the majority of the young could get an education, improve the transportation service, etc. The rehabilitation process took a very long time.

The situation is now different with a major event, the general election, looming soon. The trauma that the people, especially those from Kampong Tanduo, Lahad Datu, Semporna and Sandakan and all Sabahans in general went through the last two weeks must be cleared and the fear in them must also be overcome.

Needless to say, the remnants, sympathisers, supporters and followers of the royal army of the Sultanate of Sulu are now spread all over the state with some hiding in states other than Sabah. Many would probably have gone home. The hardcore amongst them may be planning to retaliate to avenge the death of their comrades at the hands of the Malaysian security forces. This cannot be ruled out.

A proper heart and mind campaign should have already been planned and implemented.

Flushing of illegals should be carried out not just in Sabah but nationwide and those that have committed crimes must be tried and punished.

The police and the immigration must be strict in carrying out their duties and overall, the security forces, police and the military, must be alert at all times.

On hindsight, being an optimist, I saw an opportunity in the Lahad Datu standoff. That incident actually provided an opportunity or a window for negotiations to be carried out with the so-called Sulu Sultan to clear once and for all the impasse and their claim on Sabah. I am not too sure if there were any leaders or senior government representative sent to meet with the so-called Sulu Sultan at a neutral or an undisclosed location to negotiate a deal or any deal.

Nevertheless, our leaders and politicians from both sides of the divide must now be extra sensitive and be more careful when making statements and they must not politicise this whole incident.

No leaders or politicians should be pointing fingers at anyone, blaming and alleging anyone as the instigator or cause of the incident. Everyone should start closing ranks from now on and contest the general election with pride, a competitive spirit and with dignity.

5 Comments »

  1. Utmost important = Shoot and kill every single outsiders and restore North Borneo in its original Christian state

    Comment by tigeryk — March 7, 2013 @ 11:48 AM | Reply

  2. SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF DRIBBLE!

    Comment by FCUKMSIA! — March 7, 2013 @ 8:27 AM | Reply

  3. LOSS OF SELF-DETERMINATION IS THE PRICE PAID BY SABAH PEOPLE TO BE IN MALAYSIA

    “In my mind, the Kampong Tanduo, Lahad Datu Sabah incident was just a ‘montage’ and the bigger picture is more about the fate of Sabah and its people.”

    Sabah and its people’s fate were misplaced in the hands of Malaya in 1963. Life was better before then!

    The main justification given by Britain and Malaya for the formation of their Malaysia concept was that the Borneo colonies would be protected from “foreign invasion”.

    The Sulu invasion is just another example of how false this argument is.

    Malaya totally failed to protect Sabah not just from the allegedly UMNO staged invasion but actually engineered the transmigration of millions of illegals into Sabah and Sarawak to rig the polls so as to continue the illusion that the people here supported Malaysia.

    The Sulu invasion serves to show that the whole thing is about Sabah people’s right to self-determination in an independent Sabah OUTSIDE Malaysia like Brunei and Singapore.

    None of them got invaded or impoverished by UMNO raping their resources. And they are free and independent!

    This applies equally to Sarawak which faces similar problems of abuse of power misgovernment, poverty, and illegals all made possible by UMNO BN rule in “Malaysia”.

    People – it is 50 round years that Sabah and Sarawak were forced into Malaysia. Many of you may be grandparents.

    But it is still time to right the wrongs and grasp our destinies by taking back control of our 2 countries.

    This we can do by taking them out of Malaysia and save your children’s future.

    TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY!

    Comment by SARAWAKIANS — March 7, 2013 @ 8:06 AM | Reply

  4. Force Mahadevil to apologise to the people (Don’t forget he still owe DSAI a thousand apologies) and then kill him in Lahad Datu

    Comment by tigeryk — March 7, 2013 @ 5:19 AM | Reply

  5. I still hold the PM,Defence Monster,Home affairs cooking Minister,Army Commander, Musa Aman and the whole Gin Bang Gang who’s resposibility was to save guard our citizen,Polis and Military personel safe,but they have fail miserably,just I like I said so in my earlier comment when it was a day old.I have forseen the scenario,go take a look at my comments much2 earlier,it’s all been done for political reasons and scaring the shit of Sabahans,take sabah thru Mageran ( Marshall Law ) the rest of the country can still vote in GE13,said earlier more of the tausugs will come just a day after Najib dissolve the Parliament,then the onus will be unto the King with advice by EC to declare whatever,by which I mean I know..Oouch..don’t believe men just watch,better Sabah stay out of GE13, and save najib from losing his already lost seats and therefore his rule in Putrajaya.DSAI is shrewed and smart but not heartless,wehther with his country mens lives or not,he whisper to Sultan Suluu, thru his trusted men,Lu tolong Waa,Waa tolong lu,nanti wa settle blood money dgn luu,banyak juta baa,Sultan pencen dan main perempuan2 Muda aje,jgn lupa gua pun nak.

    Comment by Lok1 — March 7, 2013 @ 4:52 AM | Reply


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