Fighting cross-border terror in Sabah

By Datuk Seri Akhbar Satar

FOR many years, the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) became a target of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a regional terrorist organisation based in the Philippines.

The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) is the main enforcement authority for Esszone. The government had embarked on a programme to significantly upgrade the land, sea and air defence capabilities of the Malaysian armed forces in Esszone.

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Abu Sayyaf Group

File image of Abu Sayyaf Group terrorists, affiliated to Daesh in Southeast Asia

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