Major General Datuk Md Din Abu

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The impending relocation of the capital city of Indonesia from Jakarta to East Kalimantan has made many Sarawakians concerned about extremist movements entering the state.

They need not worry too much, though, as First Infantry Division commander, Major General Datuk Md Din Abu, had assured that no extremist movements had been detected in Sarawak so far, and the situation is expected to remain that way.

In an interview in his office at Muara Tuang Camp here, yesterday, he said that based on statistics and information gathered by the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), no threat had come from the neighbouring country.

Major General Datuk Md Din Abu

“There have been no activities detected that would threaten the safety of Sarawakians,” he said.

Din added that the situation in Sarawak was different from that in Sabah.

“In Sabah, there are certain groups that have been known to lean towards extremism, but in Sarawak, no extremism has been detected yet. The same could be said about Kalimantan as of now,” he said.