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Third Malaysian policeman killed in Borneo—report

Lahad Datu, Malaysia- A Malaysian policeman was killed by “militants” in a region where Filipino followers of a self-claimed sultan are holed up in a deadly standoff with security forces, state media reported Sunday.

The police officer was killed when he was fired upon Saturday in the Malaysian town of Semporna, 300 kilometres (190 miles) by road from the site of the standoff at Tanduo village on Borneo island where 12 Filipino intruders and two police died in a firefight the day before.

State news agency Bernama also said another officer suffered gunshot wounds.

It quoted police saying the killing was unrelated to the nearly three-week siege involving armed intruders who arrived from the Philippines by boat to press the “sultan’s” historical claim to the area.

But the latest shooting raised fears on Malaysian social media sites of a possible spread of violence by suspected sympathisers of the group.

An estimated 100-300 Filipinos have been surrounded in a farming village by a Malaysian police and military cordon since landing by boat from the nearby Philippines to insist the area belongs to their Islamic leader Jamalul Kiram III’s.

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Tags: Borneo , Death , Gunfire , Lahat Datu , Malaysia , North Borneo , Philippines , Sabah , Sulu

  • mr dt

    breaking news

     crown prince rajah muda being attack  now  true or not  chat with us now    – SANDAKAN COM

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LZYODZASEXRINLJNIG2GR6SKSM Rommie

    Sisigla na naman ang negosyo ng mga armas at bala ng Gran Britania at ng Estados Unidos sa guerra na ito…makakatulong sa pagbangon ng economia nila…bakit kasi ibinigay ng Gran Britania ang Sabah sa Malaysia e di naman siya ang nagmay-ari nito… Gran Britania sabihin mo na ang katotohanan na ang Sabah ay pagmamay-ari ng Sultanate of Sulu…

  • Albert Einstien

    ano ang pinaka -AYAW na WORD na MARINIG ng GOVT…..?

    sagot : PATRIOT…kasi kabaligtaran ito ng   TRAYDOR….!

    ano ang PALATANDAAN ng  isang M A K A P I L I  ? 

    sagot:  MAHILIG mag TUTURO ng PATRIOTS..para mapahamak lang….

    ano ang  karaniwang SUOT ng M A K A P I L I  ?  

    sagot :  BAYONG na me BUTAS sa bandang mata para MAKTA nya ang ITUTURO nya…

    PAG-INALIS nya BAYONG….madali sya MAKILALA…wala sya buhok sa kakikiskis ng bayong saDAMI na nyang ITINURO  at IPINAHAMAK……lol

  • a1phantom

     No 1 makapili….yung bang tao sa malacanang?

  • ApoLapullapu

    The body count has begun.  The Malaysian’s list will grow longer day by day.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G6MG4QQ3ND6UZSOBMLRHALZ7HI Petwil

    Guerilla War is now in the offing, let’s wait and see..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    malaysia rent the land payments is like peanut! president kalbo hudas para tatay niya makapili traydor

  • talagalangha

    Mabuhay ang mga Kirams…and their patriotic followers…ito ang mga tunay na Pilipino,
    hindi sunud-sunuran sa Malaysia…di gaya ng stupidong presidente at ng mga yellow
    followers…kung buhay lang sana si Marcos, magkakaalaman na kanino ba talaga ang
    Sabah…let us all support the Tausugs and Kiram’s people…

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