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Boy dies, 3 others injured in Malaysia incursion


FELDA SAHABAT, Malaysia – Malaysian police shot dead a teenager and injured a man Sunday as they tried to end a month-long incursion by Filipino gunmen in remote Sabah that has seen 62 people killed.

The death of the teen, whose identity and nationality has not yet been confirmed, came on the same day that police said two officers were hurt in clashes with armed Filipino Islamists.

The group landed on Borneo island to resurrect long-dormant land claims by a self-proclaimed Philippine sultan.

Malaysia, facing its worst security crisis in years, insists the gunmen must surrender and has launched air- and ground strikes against them, but they continue to hide within a security cordon around two villages and farm land.

Malaysian police shot the boy, believed to be between 12 and 15 years old, and the man in his 30s when they noticed movement in some bushes while frisking a group of five near the battlezone, federal police chief Ismail Omar said.

Gunmen have traded fresh fire with security forces since late Saturday, also injuring two policemen who have been hospitalized. Eight policemen were killed in clashes before the Malaysian military assault began.

Police said earlier Sunday they have arrested a total of 85 people in the state under a security law and are investigating them for “committing terrorist acts”.

Meanwhile, authorities are fine-tuning operations in a “special security area” along Sabah’s east coast, where they are stationing five army battalions, or about 3,500 men, to protect more than 1.4 million people following the incursion.

The crisis has embarrassed the Philippines and Malaysia, shining the spotlight on the latter’s porous shoreline and locals’ complaints of rampant illegal immigration and lawlessness.

About 235 people took part in the mission to reclaim the state for self-declared sultan Jamalul Kiram III, whose supporters say he is heir to the former southern Philippine sultanate of Sulu.

The intruders had been holed up in a village surrounded by palm oil plantations since February 12 before deadly clashes led Malaysian authorities to launch the air- and ground strikes on their hide-out.

Fears have also been raised of wider infiltration by other gunmen or sympathizers already in Malaysia following a shootout in a coastal town, several hours by car from the battlezone.

The Philippines expressed “grave concern” Sunday over allegations that innocent Filipinos in Malaysia are being abused after being caught up in the fighting.

Local press reports in the Philippines have claimed that innocent Filipinos were being beaten and shot by Malaysian security forces. Sabah police have denied the allegations.

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said government agencies will document these latest reports as it called on Malaysia to clarify the alleged incidents.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs views with grave concern the alleged rounding up of community members… in Sabah and the alleged violations of human rights reported in the media by some Filipinos,” a statement said.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

    CONFIRMED FROM AP: the boy who was shoot dead by the Malaysian Police is SAIFUL ABDUL JACUL, 11 years old, Malaysian, and grandson of SANG  GARUDADA, Malaysian killing Malaysian, nice one…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    SABAHANS ARE MALAYANS NOT MALAYSIANS NOR PILIPINOS. BUT GOVERNED BY MALAYSIAN RULE. 

    • misuari playboy

      wrong! it is shameful and pathetic to see how many filipinos with low IQ posting on this site.

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Now business as usual, can PH carry on her peace dealings with MILF, MNLF and Malaysia is mediator? Joke only.

  • Albert Einstien

    ·        SULTANATE LAWYERS should file criminal case to UN-ICC against MALAYSIA ( genocide & inhuman atrocities ) & PNOY GOVT ( allowing enemy contry to massacre its OWN cititzens OWN acknowledged SABAH TERRITORY….
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    WAR & CHAOS erupted due to pnoy’s ARROGANCE & LOYALTY  for his boss malaysian najib…
     
    ·        MALAYSIAN DROPPING NAPALM BOMBS to filipino citizens  “Napalm is the most terrible pain you can imagine,” said Kim Phúc, a napalm bombing survivor known from a famous Vietnam War photograph. “Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius (212°F). Napalm generates temperatures of 800 to 1,200 degrees Celsius (1,500-2,200°F).”. The effect was not always purely physical as napalm had psychological effects on the enemy as well…….such INHUMAN & BARBARIC treatment of our citizens..   who can stomach this abomination if not  the evil spirit..
     
    ·        ALL because we have M A K A P I L I and MALASia spokesperson for a leader….

    · What is so HARD in just FILING a CLAIM for SABAH in ICJ…& DENOUNCING MALAYSIA for using excessive force a HUMAN RIGHTs violation..……your MALAYSIAN BOSS will understand because you are  SUPPOSED to be the president of a country……that is ALL the SULU ARMY wants .. (so that the BLOODSHED will stop …but NOW it’s TOO LATE already you IGNITED CHAOS..)….which is in FACT the DUTY of pnoy & govt….INSTEAD pnoy arrogantly DISMISSed the legitimate grievance of its citizens , THREATENED to IMPRISON them when they return home ( he pushed them against the wall ) & COLLABORATED with the ENEMY STATE who is KILLING our HAPLESS citizens by NAPALM BOMBS & robbing our resources , our territory & sovereignty for 50 long years ALREADY….!.

    BLOOD in your HANDS PNOY..can you still SLEEP at night ?
     
    DEVIL lang MAKAKASIKMURA na IPA-MASAKER ang mga CITIZENS.. sa mga BANYAGAng MALAYSIANs……. It’s EVIL that is ALLOWING our people to get MASSACRED by excessive force ..jet bombers & massive military artillery attacks against FLESH & bare hands….it’s HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION..·
    ·        FILIPINOS are WORTH DYING FOR ….TIME to GET REAL…
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    ·        IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF…?
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    ·        HOW MUCH does  PATRIOTISM WORTH?
               
     
     
    2013 PNOY M A K A P I L I for MALAYSIA…pnoy’ boss is MALAYSIAN NAJIB

    • Jaguarxkr

      Patriot? Go to Semporna Hospital and collect all those stinking terrorists corpses.

  • misuari playboy

    king kiram sent teenage boys to fight for him… how pathetic!

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

    this malaysian is barbarian terrorist land grabber!!



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