GE13: 35 Sulu militants killed trying to enter Sabah to cause problems during pollsPublished: Thursday April 25, 2013 MYT 12:50:00 PM
Updated: Thursday April 25, 2013 MYT 1:00:22 PM
He said they were shot before they could enter Malaysian waters after refusing to turn back.
He added that according to intelligence reports, the group was attempting to enter Sabah to cause problems during the general election.
"If they had entered our waters, we would have taken them out. We will defend our country," he said at a press conference here Thursday.