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CHR documents Filipino evacuees from Sabah


CHR Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Etta Rosales said Tuesday her team is working on a documentation of Filipinos arriving from Sabah as its first step to verify reports they have been mistreated by Malaysian authorities in Sabah.

In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Rosales said the documentation, which started last week, would determine, among others, the number of children, women, and men who evacuated to the southern provinces in Mindanao amid escalating clashes between the “royal army” of the Sultanate of Sulu and Malaysian forces over Sabah.

“Importanteng importante na meron tayong database ditto upang sa ganoon ay alam din natin kung ilan yung sa palagay nila na nilabag ang kanilang karapatang pantao,” Rosales said.

(It’s very important for us to create a data base on the evacuees so we will know how many have been victims of human rights violation.)

Reports had it that Malaysian forces harassed some Filipinos, including those who have no involvement in the standoff.

She said another team from the CHR will be sent to Tawi-Tawi to continue the documentation.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gievashnikov.isnani Zseltz Qurovski Isnani

    Latest from Tawi-Tawi: 2 survivors from Malaysian genocide; This is their story- a true to life story. They were workers in palm tree plantation in Sempornah. At the height of hostilities between Malaysian forces and Sultan’s forces, a bunch of Malaysian soldiers suddenly stormed the plantation. Without a word, these soldiers fired indiscriminately at anyone. The plantation had more than 20 workers and the residents thereat were at around 50 persons. More of them are Tausugs. The two saw the people around running for their lives while being shot by the soldiers. Before their very eyes, people are shot, fell aground and died. The two also ran for their life with a co-worker who ran together with them and placed himself betwen the two. Bullets were every where. While running, the co-worker running in between them was hit, stumbled and died instantly. Before their eyes, the two saw the sudden death of that co-worker running with them. The two kept running as the soldiers continued pouring bullets on people at their sight. The two went on running for five days until they reached a shore. Feared of being pursued, the two took away/stole a small boat and paddled forth using bare hands and a piece of bamboo. Fortunately, the current then headed north towards the philippine sea which drifted the two past the border in just a short of time. The two paddled for six hours until the philippine costguard intercepted them and saved them.
    As how they described the horror of place left behind, survival chance is only by miracle. Kung ilan ang tao doon, yun din ang bilang ng patay…..GENOCIDE N MASS MURDER ARE ON-GOING IN MALAYSIA….THEY KILL EVERYONE AT SIGHT AND JUSTIFY THEM AS SULTAN’S FOLLOWERS…..

    • http://sabahan1985.myopenid.com/ Sabah4Sabahans, not pilaks!

      Owh wait, a personal friend of mine is a resident of Kg. Tanduo, when they received instruction by Malaysian authority to evacuate the area as it is going to be declared a RED ZONE area, her family followed the instructions and moved out. Until today, the whole family is still breathing. Good Lord, I wonder what would happen if she did not follow the evacuation order. Proud of her and her family for being good Sabahans.

    • koliwong

      Ask your people to make offical complaint to your government..Let the Philipine and Malaysian government find the correct situation and suspect…Because I dont believe in this story…”The two went on running for five days until they reached a shore. Feared of being pursued, the two took away/stole a small boat and paddled forth using bare hands and a piece of bamboo”..Total Liar…The area accumulation is around 5km only..u may walk in foot for 1 hour..why you need 5 days….Its really crazy story…

    • headhunter

      ROTFL…kah kah kah..out of this world, stupid make up story

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Yes.. then file the appropriate case in the United Nations. Malaysians are now acting as the modern-day Nazis.

    • koliwong

      Yeah but first provide us your witness let both our our government and Human right Agency took the investigation…But as fas as i know all this is baseless

    • headhunter

      just do it, no need to talk so much, get to the bottom of it

  • avmphil

    West Malaysians-to be precise- of Malay origin have been involved in mischievous crimes against humanity, but primarily directed towards non-Malays for decades. The judicatory system is flawed and favors the Malays across the system where non-Malays are penalized for just not being a Muslim.

    Wealth is also part and parcel for this arrogance and brutality and the inroads allowed by the system for Mullahs and Religious fanatics to impose their whims and fancy aided by the Royal Malay Regiment as its pillar. There are many ways to destroy the wealth of the Malays legally by targeting their core industry.

    A simple non-academic thesis I have drafted in one area (and it also had been prepared by others with differing views, but given distorted reviews by pro-Malaysian writers’ as ‘not feasible’) that will have to be involved by several nations. And once it’s a green light’ the demise of this dirty wicked regime in PutraJaya will begin to see dark clouds over its horizon.

    • headhunter

      Importanteng importante
      solve your own domestic problems first so that they don’t immigrate or spending their life working overseas.

      Importanteng importante
      Should worry about PH broken families, where moms, dads, have to work all over the world while their children are being looked after by grands, aunties and uncles. This a very common trend that seems irreversible. Just ask any PH national in Kuala Lumpur, their stories are almost identical…

      Why there are so many immigrants, illegals in Sabah is a question every PH should devote themselves to answer, documented, taking pro-active action, etc. that is in fact more Importanteng importante….would you like to convey this message to : Etta Rosales ??

    • koliwong

      Yes….The Stupid malaysian government allowed hundred and hundred thousand of MUSLIM people from neighboring country just to reduce the our community population [ I'm ISLAM myself but i dont agree such term of DAKWAH ISLAMIAH ] and their political milleage..at the end we suffer due to their action [ SATAN OF KIRAM ACTION ]…We try to leave peacefully with all the migrated people but their relative seem doesnt understand…I believe if this continue SABAH ITSELF WILL PROCLAIM INDEPENDENT if This land transferred to Philipines…

      We dont need a SATAN [ Brethen of Muslim who allowed muslim to kill each other just for the sake of POWER, INTEGRITY AND WEALTHINESS ] to rule us…We need Human….

      • headhunter

        Some ignorant philipinos don’t know how their workers, singers, maids, waiteress, engineers, etc in Malaysia are competing with the locals, maximising their incomes wherever possible like working long OT, etc..they send money home making it as one the largest foreign exchanges to PH, yet they are so ready saying bad things about us. Do Malaysians complain? Do Malaysians treat them badly like protesting, discriminating, etc.? Instead they are well treated, treated as friends, etc.

        When some of them don’t come with valid Visas, they would exit the country either via Thai or Spore border countless times. Sometime they do get caught but such risk maybe worth taking as staying or working illegally in Msia is still better off than in PH.

        I can go on and on.

        The thing is, there is no point saying bad about Malaysians when in the first place, it was Tiram’s men who terrorised Malaysia. Then so many illegal immigrants…why can’t you bring valid passport knowing the fact that you are going to a foreign country.

        Maybe Sabah will eventually owned by PH again, God forbids, if that does happen only then you don’t need passport. Until that happens, stop acting like 11th century uncivilised pirates. We are in the 21st century for goodness sake.

        Come and visit us properly with visas and passports, make friends and be happy. If you can’t do that then don;t blame, you still can go to other countries.

      • avmphil

        Your post looks at a broader level for the of unity among the peoples of Sabah. And I assume you probably belong to the Kandazandusan peoples of Sabah that for centuries had very little known conflicts with the Colonist and its huge neighbor; the Indonesian.. It’s the amalgamation into the framework of West Malaysian politics that had entrapped your people to the whims and fancies of the Malays and leaders in Putrajaya.

        West Malaysian history for the last 200 years (till the Japanese invasion in WW2 ) had seen much treachery, rivalry and murders among the Sultans. Many Malay commentaries keeps harping that the Southern inhabitants of the Philippines are pirates Yes its accepted the Lanuns and Balanini of Mindanao and the Sulu Islands, respectively were at one time, including the Siamese and the Bugis, but they turn to be traders by the 2oth century.

        But, the Malay annals removed in most educational text, that the ‘Orang Laut” (people of the sea) from Southern Johore and ‘Orang Sikarna’ of the Riau are the most dangerous pirates in the 19th century. Chinese pirates in the 1840s as well in Malayan waters. The Malays including their ‘ Royal Sultans’ after all, hold dirty bloods in their soul and body. Putrajaya (a Sanskrit name) dose not fit in a Muslim world of treachery.

  • koliwong

    When MORON be MORON…They only listen to rumours and forgot others…let me tell you MORON


    2.Stupid MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT Give IC to Filipino’s to become MALAYSIAN


    4. Stupid MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT EVEN ALLOWED HJ MUSA [ MNLF ] To become Malaysian..

    5. Stupid MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT ONLY CHARGE Filipino’s without Passport for RM1 [ 10 PESSO ] for government policlinic Cosultancy + Medication

    6. Stupid Malaysian Government Give SULU People control 90% of our transportation bussniess

    7. Stupid Malaysian Government make Special Market for Filipinos which call ”Pasar Filipina ]

    8. Stupid Malaysian government re-settle SULU People in FELDA

    9. Stupid Malaysian government provide PPRT [ Free house for law income family ]

    10. Stupid Malaysian Government allowed many of Suluk people become politician

    a) Tun Mustapha [ First Cheif Ministe of Sabah ]

    b) Harris Salleh [ 2nd Cheif Minister of Sabah ]

    c) Datuk Nasirun [ State assembly - current ]

    d) Musa Aman [ Cheif Minister - current ]

    e) Anifah Aman [ Federal Minister - current ]

    f) Tun Sakaran Dandai [ Former TYT - The highness ( Above State General Position ) ]

    g) Tun Juhari [ TYT - Current ]

    h) Nasir Sakaran [ State Aseembly - current ]

    i) Safie Afdhal [ Federal Minister ] and many more…

    11. Stupid Malaysian Government propagating PEACETALK within MILF/MNLF and the Philipine government so your people could leave in peace

    12. Stupid Malaysian Government provide free education for illegal imigran’t from philipine and even allowed them to having school in our government school…






    • http://sabahan1985.myopenid.com/ Sabah4Sabahans, not pilaks!

      In full agreement!

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

    malayshits! land grabber!

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