Beginning with the attack by Sulu gunmen in February last year, things have somewhat never been the same when it comes to security.
Then there was the kidnapping of a Taiwanese tourist and the killing of her husband in Pom Pom island resort end of last year.
Then in the wee hours of Saturday, a group of men which the police identified as 'youths' armed with airguns fired ball bearings, causing damages to glass panels and buildings around KK, Penampang, Luyang and Inanam.
Banks, fast food restaurants, a hotel and other business offices were the target of the youths who shattered glass panels and windows, spooking residents who feared it may be an attack by terrorists.
Police have so far ruled out acts of terrorism.
This begs the question…was Saturday’s incident a plain act of mischief by rowdy youths or was it a diversion (to make security forces look the other way) or some kind of a trial run for a future crime.
Or was it the work of a group of street thugs in a turf war over protection money or illegal
Judging from the effects of the Saturday incident, there was widespread panic among residents in KK and affected areas.
The 'tremors' were felt throughout the state.
So what is it going to be next?