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13 bodies of alleged Filipino gunmen found in Sabah – Malaysian media

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MANILA, Philippines – The Malaysian defense minister said Wednesday that 13 alleged members of the Sulu “royal army” were killed in the air and ground assault conducted by Malaysian security forces on Tuesday.

Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told Malaysian media that the bodies were found by the security personnel conducting mop-up operations following their bombing and ground assault.

“We believe more have been killed. The mop-up operation is still going on,” Hamidi was quoted as saying by Malaysian media.

He said that the bodies were found with weapons and also showed a photograph to media of seven of the bodies found.

“No security personnel were injured in the operation,” Hamidi further said.

The Sulu “royal army,” estimated to be composed of 200 Filipino and led by Rajah Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, have sailed to Sabah to reclaim what they said was their rightful territory.

The assault on Tuesday was an attempt to end the more than three week standoff.


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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

    What a pathetic claim of the malaysian forces? Who would believe you in your statements when you don’t show to the world that you really killed those tausugs? Don’t lie to your teeth! Say simply that some of your forces were hit by friendly fire, i.e., the bombs and bullets from the airstrikes hit your comrades! You’re lousy, the tausugs are battle tested and battle ready throughout the history even before the creation of malaysia!

  • Jacq Mick

    Every death among the police or army force in Malaysia are given full coverage with families included. One of my people, a policeman with a young child, has been given a warrior burial. Others are given post badge of honours and their families given compensation. So no, the dead are not of our own. Its not about the mass media. We will find out the news from our friends and families. Michael, Zul, Sabaruddin…these are among the dead. They have families and Zul have an unborn child. 

    But what about the Kiram followers? They were given false promises and they came to Sabah only to end up hungry and dead. I’ve read thru many of Phillipine online media and none of you even recognise any of the Kiram followers.

    I’m sure they have families too. Wives or children who would cry for them. Who died for a misguided cause. There are many hatred thrown around…and some from me, bcoz I’m angry too. Because I’m a Borneon.

    But maybe, we can all take this moment in time to reflect that all lives are precious and maybe we can all pray for the fallen men and women, whoever they are.

    And I’m tired. Tired of the hate. All I want now is Misuari and Kiram to be sent here to be fed to our crocodiles.

    • ofwme2807

       so brace for more funerals there. bornean..and expect more widowers like never happened before…

    • http://twitter.com/QuartzCrystals Joy&Kat

      ..then end your greed. Have you tasted the wrath of a hungry revolt? That’s the Arab Spring in 2011. You can’t possibly close your eyes or turn the other way as to the issue of who owns Sabah. If you do long enough, this is what you’ll get. The Malaysian govt has brought this upon themselves. 

      This is a moment in time that we, Mindanoans feel that we’ve had enough of the poverty for decades when the Mindanao is the richest region between Luzon and Malaysia in terms of natural resources.

      This place and its people have been divided for so long but we are rising as one at this moment in time – because just like you we’ve had enough!  We’ve had too much. 

  • ofwme2807

    the Malaysians are doing double-counting including disturbing the graves of the dead intruders come out in open media and let the world see what you’re hiding from the world…how much money spent for the useless bombs and artilleries that didnt kill any intruders…now how many soldiers being fed and paid this war on Malaysia this will be a long war you have to pay and endure now..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

       until theyre economy drops just like what happen to philippines before (^^,)

  • Hey_Dudes

    Malaysian military will have no problem locating the stiffs.  They said they are relaxing.  For sure they’re relaxing somewhere near Tanjung Aru beach.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

       but amateur malaysian army can attack only in the morning right?… if they locate those royal force why those fighter plain of yours cannot hit those people?…all in all its just a morality boost and a media cover up.. (^^,)

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    To Malaysia: The Philippine govt. and her Armed forces wish you all the luck…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

    a bunch of liars,stop the edia cover up let those international press to air whats happening in lahad datu..



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