From the comments that have been sent to my previous post many people feel that the Army should step in to handle this Sulu affair in Lahad Datu. I think by "Army" it is also meant the Army, Air Force and Navy.
This is not a gang of bank robbers for sure. They are armed and have said clearly that they want to hold our territory. They have also fired shots at our Policemen and caused death and injury.
I have posted a survey which you can see at the right of this page. The survey asks if we should call in the Army. Please vote quickly. If there are enough numbers we can alert the authorities about this matter. I think they read my Blog.
Lets keep the language civil. I hope there are enough readers of this Blog who have the expertise to make informed comparisons and suggestions.
We are running out of time. My view is that 200 people with guns and weapons who want to make a statement can cause some damage. We do not want to lose the lives of our people unnecessarily.
To compare with the Al Maunah heist it was the Army that handled the situation. Mainly because the Al Maunah had raided an Army camp and stolen weaponry from the Army. The Maunah was only a criminal gang yet the Army stepped in. I think that was also because of the firepower that the Maunah had with them. The Police were not equipped to fight against people with machine guns and grenade launchers.
The same logic should apply here. The Sulus also seem to be pretty well armed. If a frontal assault is required or if the Sulus charge out of the area then are our Police boys equipped to handle the situation?
What happens if the desperate Sulus do a suicidal charge out of the plantation with guns blazing? Is our Police prepared to fight them? They are running out of food and have no proper place to sleep at night. They might do a kamikaze.
Do think about this quickly.