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Armed Filipinos in Sabah masquerading as locals – Malaysian police

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Malaysian troops moving in to flush out members of the Sulu Sultanate’s ‘royal army’ from a remote village in Lahad Datu, Sabah. The Star/Bernama-Asia News Network file photo

MANILA, Philippines – The members of the Sulu “royal army” are continuously on the move and are masquerading as local residents, according to Malaysian police.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar was quoted by Malaysian media as saying that they have widened the area that they have cordoned off because they have monitored the movement of some suspected members of the group in certain areas.

Police had initially cordoned off a four kilometer radius around Tanduao village in Lahad Datu, Sabah after the estimated 200 members of the group, led by Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, could not be found despite the air and ground assault Tuesday morning.

“The operations went according to plan and until now, there is no casualty from the police or army,” Omar was quoted as saying by Malaysia’s The Star.

Police were still conducting house-to-house search operations for the members of the group.

Omar had also urged the public, as well as Malaysian media, to stay away from the cordoned area, according to The Star.

The Sulu “royal army” sailed to Sabah February 9 to reclaim what they say was their rightful territory. The intrusion has led to a tense standoff and failed negotiations between both sides before the eventual assault of Malaysian security forces.


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Tags: Features , Global Nation , Malaysia , Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram , Royal Army , Sabah standoff

  • idiotsanakmelayu223

    guirella war tactics Malaysian police you do not have, moros have

    • batangpaslit

      tumpak…

    • robert franklin

      then they run like sissy… coward!

  • batangpaslit

    chuckles…
    the Malaysians financed MILF to cause trouble in Mindanao
    now, the trouble is in their hands
    poetic justice, eh

  • Hey_Dudes

    Puntahan lang ninyo yung sa mga masahihans sa Likas nandun tiyak ang mga iyan.  Yun iba dun ninyo puntahan sa XO Steakhouse katabi ng CSI Mall tiyan tiga-hugas ng pingan dun.

  • robert franklin

    even kiram dresses in sissy now…



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