YOURSAY 'Many Sabah immigrants, some of whom illegally granted citizenship, are kith and kin to these invaders.'
Sulu army won't budge despite deportation threat
Lin Wenquan: When faced with foreign intruders heavily armed to the teeth who openly trampled on our territorial sovereignty, the PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police) prefer to negotiate.
When dealing with Malaysians, that same bleeding heart sentiment is glaringly economical so much so that water cannon, tear gas and brute force were gleefully used.
They are yellow-livered when these Sulu pirates have with them a formidable arsenal. But against our own nationals, unarmed and non-violent, they exhibit brutality of the utmost sadistic kind.
What "perspective" is Sabah police chief Hamza Taib talking about - that we should coddle a bunch of terrorists? Show us that your force have the guts to engage them and chase them back to the Sulu Sea after all negotiations for a peaceful withdrawal have failed.
Remember in the mid-80s, a bunch of pirates from Tawi Tawi descended on Lahat Datu, robbed a bank killing an employee in the process? They virtually took control of the town when the police panicked and fled.
Kim Quek: Deporting the Filipino invaders? Empty talk. The Malaysian security forces wouldn't even dare to go near these invaders; how to deport them?
This incident is a stark reminder of the folly of opening the floodgate for illegal immigrants in Sabah - to the point of outnumbering the locals - for political expediency.
These immigrants, many of whom illegally granted citizenship, are kith and kin to these invaders, and are hence real threat to the security of Sabah.
Looking at the lame duck response of the BN political leadership to this armed incursion, Sabahans should not cherish high hopes of the present government protecting their sovereignty when the crunch comes.
Umno has sold out their sovereign rights once, it can do so again.
Good Men: This stinks to high heaven. Negotiate? Negotiate what? (1) They have no hostages. (2) They have no documents to qualify them to enter Sabah - they landed on our shores illegally. (3) They are heavily armed (last I heard, if any Malaysian was found with an illegal firearm, the penalty was death).
Yet we are being told that they are being asked to leave or going to be deported? Surely they should be disarmed, arrested, charged, convicted, and incarcerated? No?
Yet a teenager driving a car late at night in Kuala Lumpur was riddled with bullets before he could even offer an excuse. Double standards or what.
If this was for real, you would have our armed forces surround them, and tell them to surrender their weapons. If they refuse to put their weapons down, deprive them of water and food, and starve them out.
If they open fire, just gun them down with superior fire power. Why the hell would we dream of negotiating? They have nothing to negotiate with. And they have broken the law. Everything here points to some kind of fishy business.
Ngecui: Deport? How? By sheer force of personality?
Anonymous$&@?: An Australian senator was not allowed into Malaysia, but military insurgents are allowed to camp out in Lahad Datu.
If Malaysian police/army don't take serious action against these insurgents, I can bet the rest will take it as a sign that the Malaysia government has no balls and more of them will be landing on our Malaysian shores.
By the way, how come it is so easy for these people from Philippines to enter Sabah? The RMN (Royal Malaysian Navy) was saying they have increased their patrols but it looks like they are not up to the job.
Cocomomo: These armed men should be arrested and charged with possession of illegal fire arms (isn't that is illegal in Malaysia or is it one law for Malaysians and another for foreigners?) and waging war against the Agong.
MockingYou: As far as I'm concerned, PDRM has got no jurisdiction here. Why are the army boys not brought in?
How many villagers are there in that village? If those villagers aren't not natives of this land and were given blue ICs then I'll say bring up the heavy mortars.
It's about time soldiers earn their keep instead of retiring to be butt shakers!
Telestai!: This has to be the joke of the year. We have a part of Malaysian territory being occupied by foreign forces.
Instead of expelling the occupiers forcefully, our military has yet to spring into action (never mind that they were caught napping) leaving the police force is entertaining them to tea. How very cordial.
Mohd Mazlan Khamis: Is our security so lax that outsiders can invade our territory without any problems? What is our defence minister doing? Hello, this is a national threat and we are keeping quiet. Something is really wrong with this whole incident.
Starr: Isn't the Project IC legitimising their claims? Former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad embarked on such a scheme purely for the political self-interest of Umno without having regards to the long-term implications and ramifications of his folly.
Apparently, he has now got more than what he bargained for.
OMG!!: This is a big slap on the face of the Malaysian government, especially the home minister who has been assuring Sabahans there is no threat to their 'rights and security".
For the intruders to claim they are staying put to demand what is rightfully theirs and that they came heavily armed, it is an open declaration of war.
The Sabahans will see for themselves their Putrajaya big brothers will yield to their demand instead of chasing them out for they are afraid of losing the votes of their Filipino brothers and sisters who were given Malaysian citizenship for votes.
Onyourtoes: Of course, these armed infiltrators will not budge. Our home minister is still "hoping and praying" that everything will be settled amicably. Apparently, he is running the ministry by hoping and praying.
It is simply incomprehensible for a sovereign government to engage in endless negotiations with a group of foreign armed men. Frankly, I have never seen a government more inept and bias as this one.
Rakyat Malaysia: "We must see things from all perspectives because we are negotiating with human beings," said Sabah police chief Hamza.
Really? What happened to police officers firing at civilians? Do they negotiate first? No, because civilians don't have guns.
Now, our army is pissing in the pants because they have been pampered by BN all these years. Let the Umno-BN gangsters and samsengs handle these militants.
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