Friday, March 29, 2013

48. Military base at Tanduoa?

Armed Forces base is proposed for Tanduo
Published on: Friday, March 29, 2013

TUNGKU: Kampung Tanduo, the coastal village where almost 300 Filipino terrorists landed undetected on Feb. 12 in an attempt to claim Sabah for the so-called Sulu sultanate and which resulted in a protracted battle with Malaysian Forces when they refused to surrender will be relaced by an Armed Forces base to ensure no repeat.
The military base under the special security area (Esscom) is proposed as it is strategically located facing the Sulu and Sulawesi seas.
"There will be no more settlements as the area is more suitable for the setting up of a security forces base," said Tungku Assemblyman, Datuk Mohd Suhaili.
"Kg Tanduo will permanently closed and the 20 families in 15 houses will be relocated to an area where they would be provided with better security and facilities.
"The villagers will also have better comfort as the new settlements will be equipped with various facilities such as clinic and kindergartens," said Suhaili when presenting the RM1,000 special allowance for affected villagers from eight villages in Felda Sahabat.
District Officer, Zulkifli Nasir said a 300-acre site has been identified at Kg Sungai Merah to resettle the villagers from Kg Tanduo. He said the proposal was approved by National Security Council and the police.
"The proposed location will be submitted to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman for approval," added Zulkifli.

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