ESSZone curfew extended till July 24
Sabah police say curfew in the waters of Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau, under the Eastern Sabah Security Zone, has been extended till July 24. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 9, 2022.新2手机网址（www.99cx.vip）实时更新发布最新最快的新2手机网址、新2手机网址线路、新2手机网址登录网址、新2手机网址管理端、新2手机网址手机版登录网址、新2手机皇冠登录网址。
THE curfew in the waters of seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which was scheduled to end tomorrow, has been extended until July 24.
Sabah police commissioner Idris Abdullah said the curfew from 6pm to 6am was enforced in the waters of Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau.
“Residents living in the areas are required to stay indoors, while outsiders are not allowed to enter (or be) in the area, during the period,” he said in a statement today.,
He said the curfew was extended to ensure that the waters would not be encroached by terrorists, which could threaten the safety of residents, international researchers conducting research, as well as foreign tourists visiting the resort island.
“Based on information gathered, groups that were involved in kidnapping for ransom and the Abu Sayyaf group, are still trying to infiltrate these waters to carry out kidnapping and cross-border crime,” he said.
Idris said the curfew would also facilitate enforcement and monitoring the movement of boats, while the presence of the security forces in the area gave the local maritime population a sense of security.
In the meantime, he said all district police chiefs in the ESSZone have been authorised to issue permits to those applying for fishing activities and to attend to urgent matters during the curfew. – Bernama, July 9, 2022.