Najib: Opposition must stop politicising Lahad Datu issue

(The Star) – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has blasted the Opposition for accusing Umno and the Barisan Nasional Government to be involved in the Lahad Datu crisis.

The Prime Minister said the lives of two men were lost while defending the country and it was inhuman for the Opposition to belittle the fallen heroes’ sacrifices.

“Two women are now widows and children will grow up fatherless because Inspector Zulkifli Mamat and Kpl Sabaruddin Daud have died in the line of duty when protecting the sovereignty of the country and safety of the people.

“How can the Opposition ridicule their sacrifices and say that Umno was behind this drama. This is a blatant lie.

“Tell me who in their right mind will want to ‘act’ in this drama, knowing that their lives are at risk.

“The Opposition must stop politicising the issue. The people must not accept this kind of Opposition who have no respect for our heroes,” said the Najib when launching the state-level Jelajah Janji Di Tetapi (Promises Fulfilled) on Sunday.

PKR vice president Tian Chua in his tweet remarked that the death of two police commandos in a shootout with armed intruders in Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu on Friday was linked to a Government conspiracy.

Najib revealed that he and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were overcome with emotions when they saw the coffins bearing the slain commandos when they were taken out from the airplane and again when they met with the widows and their children to offer condolences.