Sulu group members old, malnourished, Hisham tweets

(The Star) – Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Monday that most of the members of the Sulu group holed up in Kampung Tanduo are malnourished.

“Fact: Most of the intruders old or malnourished. Wear sarongs/slippers..a few.. hv arms,” he tweeted at 9.04pm.

And that was the reason that police have shown much restraint, he tweeted.

He is now in Kota Kinabalu and is expected to go to Lahad Datu on Tuesday.

A group of armed intruders landed at Lahad Datu on Feb 12 and are now surrounded by Malaysian armed forces at Kampung Tanduo.

They insist on speaking to a prominent person.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has made it clear that he wants continued negotiations so that bloodshed is avoided.