29 April 2014
There are six CB 90 and eight patrol vessels in Sandakan and managed by the Markas Angkatan Tugas Bersama Dua in Tawau (photo : min-def)
SEPANGGAR (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) assured that Sabah waters was safe with the deployment of additional assets to avert any attempt by intruders to endanger the security of the country.
Region Two Navy Commander Rear Admiral Datuk Pahlawan Mohammad Rosland Omar said the navy currently had 23 assets that can be deployed at any one time if needed.
"I am confident that with the assets at our disposal, the security of the nation, especially Sabah is at the optimum level. We have the Kapal Tunda Diraja (KTD) Kepah and Combat Boat (CB) 90 plus the submarine," he told reporters at the 80th Armada TLDM Open Day at the TLDM Base in Teluk Sepanggar, here today.
RMN CB-90H (photo : Malaysian Defence)
Mohammad Rosland said there are six CB 90 and eight patrol vessels in Sandakan and managed by the Markas Angkatan Tugas Bersama Dua in Tawau for operations carried out by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) at the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which is overseeing the security in the area.
About 10,000 people visited the yearly programme which included various other activities like eating at floating Restaurant on KD Perak, riding on TLDM boats, angling competition, sports activities and exhibition by various government agencies.
The Armada TLDM Open Day was officiated by Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor who represented Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.