Ops end on a bittersweet note for Sabah cops

Ops end on a bittersweet note for Sabah cops
Forensic police officers in Sabah examining a bullet mark.

KOTA KINABALU - The 15-day Ops Selamat which was meant to reduce road accidents, fatalities and house break-ins in the state ended on a bittersweet note for Sabah policemen.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abd Rahman said that although there was a huge decrease in break-ins, he was disappointed with the increase in road fatalities in the state.

The operation, he said, carried out from July 21 to Aug 5 recorded an increase of about 85 per cent, from 13 to 24 deaths compared with the last Ops Selamat.

"We will analyse what caused this increase and try to prevent it next year," he said.

"It is very disappointing because our men were stationed at most of the accident-prone areas."

However, Jalaluddin was glad that there were no break-in cases involving 600 houses that were registered with the police during the operation period.

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