Retired Filipino cop burns Malaysian flag


Abner Afuang, a retired Filipino policeman, burns a Malaysian flag in front of the National Press Club office in Manila Wednesday. JAMIE ELONA/

MANILA, Philippines–A retired police officer set fire to a Malaysian flag in front of the National Press Club in Manila as he condemned President Benigno Aquino’s handling of the Sabah issue.

“Instead of protecting and supporting them, President Aquino instead castigated [the Filipino gunmen in Sabah],”  Abner Afuang, also a media man and a former Mayor of Pagsanjan, said in Filipino.

Last year, he burned a Chinese flags in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs office in Pasay City in protest of Beijing’s alleged intrusion into the Philippines’ territorial waters.

Malaysia Tuesday launched an attack with jet fighters and soldiers on up to 300 followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III of Sulu in a bid to end a three-week standoff in which 27 people had already been reported killed, including eight policemen.

The Filipinos, calling themselves members of the “royal army” of the Sultanate of Sulu, are in Sabah to stake their claim on Sabah. With Agence France-Presse

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  • foreignerph

    Another nitwit had his day of glory.

  • Edgardo Mendoza

    the malaysian ugly force will out in sabah soon and they return to bangladesh!

  • Rudy Sentosa

    Stupid PNoy. At the end, filipinos end up with loss, embarrassment and humiliation. You think M’sia will just stand there quietly, now M’sia is on offensive. I don’t know if it’s too late or not for the PH to hold the Sabah’s claim. With claiming Sabah, PH has actually nothing to lose, but without, you have everything to lose.

    All PNoy & Team PNoy comments during this stand-off will be used by M’sia against PH interests in the future if PH goes on with the claim. Now, actually when the Kiram’s men are still there in Sabah, this is the last call for PH to make a quick cut decision, Claim Sabah. By Claiming Sabah, at least PH could manage to push for a concession from M’sia, for PH’s benefit.

    Very Stupid President probably just doesn’t have the BALLS to do this. In this case, he should shift the helm to a real pinoy who CAN DO, not just TALKING ONLY (as THE Spokeman).


    Sinama na sana niya kotse niya

  • Analie Jimenez

    To Abner Afuang

    Time for you to show that you are a true action man and not just all wind. Go youself with a group to protect Filipinos and to reinforce the gunmen in Sabah. Whilst there, also burn the Malaysian flag.

  • Benjamin Ismail

    heheheh should have saved his pension but perhaps he is quite well off alrready

  • Dancing Bear

    Individual Filipinos without group affiliations expressing disgust. A journey of a thousand miles started with one step. In this case, a single spark.

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