Dusk-to-dawn sea curfew in Sabah extended until Dec 8

Aerial view of houses near Kampung Simunul in Sabah, Malaysia.

KOTA KINABALU - A dusk till dawn sea curfew at six districts in Sabah's east coast has been further extended until Dec 8, state Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said.

He said the curfew extension in waters off the Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau districts was needed to ensure security there.

He said the 7pm to 5am curfew was also to curb smuggling activities while enabling security forces to carry out their duties more effectively.

The curfew, which has been imposed since July 19, came in the wake of an attack on a Marine Police unit at Pulau Mabul on July 12.