Lahad Datu Updates: 8-12 April 2013

Below are updates on Lahad Datu for 8-12 April 2013

For the past one month, news portals have been buzzing with news of Lahad Datu. Along with the facts, there are many negative rumours circulating that Malaysia is at war. To clear things up, we have compiled a timeline of activities that has been happening since day one at Lahad Datu. This timeline will be updated as often as possible with facts from various valid news portals in Malaysia.

8 April, 32 armed intruders were detained near Lahad Datu. The intruders, believed to be Filipinos, were arrested as they were found to be carrying weapons and several unspecified documents.

9 April, According to reports, both the Malaysian and Philippine security forces are exchanging information on the 32 arrested militants from southern Philippines who are linked to the armed intrusion incident in Kampung Tandou.

This is so the police will have all the information regarding the investigations on the individuals so they can determine the reasons for the intrusion.

10 April, Investigation is underway to determine the identities of the 32 Filipinos detained off Sabah’s east coast on Monday. The men detained were found to be carrying weapons.

11 April, Police say they probably won’t charge the 32 Filipinos arrested for illegally entering Sabah. Police believe the group consisted of a politician and his supporters.

Initial investigations showed that the 32 Filipinos were not involved in the Sulu intrusion, but they were arrested because they were carrying weapons. Under Ops Daulat, those who enter Sabah illegally with weapons will be arrested.

12 April, Seven men and two women were arrested at two separate locations in Beluran (a district under the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone). They are believed to be linked to the armed Sulu intruders. Items seized from those arrested included several machetes.


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