My tears and prayers to our heroes who have sacrificed their lives defending the sovereignty of Malaysia as a nation :
- ASP Zulkifli Mamat, 29, from Police’s VAT 69 Commandos
- Sgt Sabaruddin Daud, 46, from Police’s VAT 69 Commandos
- ACP Ibrahim Lebar, 52, from Federal Police’s (Bukit Aman) Special Branch
- ASP Michael Padel, 36, from Semporna Police Headquarters
- Sgt Abdul Aziz Sarikon, 48, from Tawau General Operations Force (GOF)
- L/Cpl Mohd Azrul Tukiran, 27, Tawau GOF
- Detective Sgt Baharin Hamit, 49 from Sabah Police Headquarters
- Cpl Salam Tugiran, 42, from Tawau Police Headquarters
- Pvt Ahmad Hurairah Ismail, 24, from 7th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment, Tawau
Because of them and their comrades currently defending our nation and preserving our freedom, we here in Sabah can still continue with our daily activities and breathe the air of a free state.
My condolences to the families and friends of our Fallen Heroes. I pray that no more lives will be taken and everything will end in the success of the nation.
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – Norman Schwarzkopf