2 LP bets, 30 supporters on campaign trail nabbed by Malaysian forces


MANILA, Philippines – Malaysian authorities have arrested 32 supporters of the Liberal Party, including two of its local candidates, after strong waves brought their vessel to Malaysian waters.

Tawi-Tawi Governor Sadikul Sahali told Radyo Inquirer 990AM in an interview on Wednesday that he was coordinating with the country’s ambassador to Malaysia and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario for the release of several supporters of the LP as well as Rommel and Amman Matba, mayoralty and vice mayoralty candidates in Languyan town.

He said that the group unknowingly entered Malaysian waters due to strong waves and were arrested by lawmen who thought they were members of the Sultanate of Sulu.

“They are now in Sandakan for processing. I have requested for diplomatic intervention from the [Philippines] Ambassador [to Malaysia Jose Eduardo Malaya III] and DFA [Department of Foreign Affairs] Secretary Albert del Rosario,” said Sahali.

The governor said that the group was on its way to provide assistance for their campaign rally but were brought to foreign territory by the rough seas.

There were at most two police escorts, armed with “an M16 rifle and a 9mm caliber pistol,” in the group, he said.

“We are now in Turtle Islands. They signified their intention to join us here to help us in our campaign but they happened to enter Malaysian waters unknowingly,” Sahali added, saying he has yet to speak to the group.

“We are just waiting [for news]. They [the ambassador and the DFA] are already working for their release,” Sahali said.

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  • speaksoftlylove

    Really? What happened to the original news of PDI that those who were apprehended were carrying firearms and machetes? Ngangampanya pero carrying firearms and machetes? Baka akala nila kasama din sa election ang Sabah kaya balak nilang mangampanya doon?

  • Sang Garudada

    The Filipinochio people are really crafty and creative in coming up with lies. Strong waves brought their vessel at 2am in the morning huh. Filipinochios…full of lies these people

  • misuari playboy

    Thin nonsensible story is painting to the whole world an image of Pilipinos as the most untrustworthy people on planet earth.

  • Crossfade88

    These Malaysians are acting like they’re more superior than the Phils. Just bring our special forces in Sabah and show em how to reclaim what’s ours..

    • Pinoy Bodoh

      Hahaha…yeah right. Your special forces ehh…and wtf are you gonna use to stop our corvettes frigates submarines main battle tanks F-18 Hornets, MiG-29’s, Sukhoi-30’s , Surface to Surface Astros Missles etc etc when we cream the living daylights out of Manila in retaliation? uncle Sam eh? And you lot will cry when uncle Sam tells you to sod off for trying to invade another country…dumb pinoy whom shall for eternity be classified as a charity.

      • Crossfade88

        You’re hardware are nothin..malaysians are stupid, we are battle tested versus your skinny soldiers no contest..Our security guards can take on your elitest troops. You hit us with you’re toy hardware and your country will be ours in a week. You’re country is all farmland in the 80s been there and your all riding bicycles then.

      • Benjamin Ismail

        ooooohhh sounds so scary your forces against our skinny soldiers, we need to feed them more hahahhaahhah

      • headhunter

        Picutres in internet show kiram-militants looked skinny and malnourished…. and on top of it all they are all ugly madafakas hahaha

      • Sebastian Archer

        We have infiltrated your Malacanang Palace once….google and you will the truth in this…

    • Sepilok

      dream on.

  • joboni96

    go sultanate of sulu and sabah

    recover your proprietary rights

    to benefit the


    • Sepilok

      leave us Sabahans out of this, we don’t want to be part of a pirate’s sultanate or part of the Philippines

  • headhunter

    ahhhh boring boring
    they should be shot!…ooops

  • misuari playboy

    Question: Why do the Moros and Tausugs live in deep poverty eventhough their land holds the largest gold deposit in the country?

    Short Answer: Philippine Colonialism

    Long Answer: Philippine Coloniaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalism

  • Crossfade88

    Mostly Malaysians in this thread. Reason: this is the only place they can post in English. Ignore them they’re making noise to get some attention and Forgive them for they do not know democracy.

    • Sebastian Archer

      We are here because to counter your wild accusations against us. Hardly ventured to other postings to pass comments…we’re only at places where smearing on Malaysia occurred.PH is not our enemy and your internal problems are solely yours and we are not interested to interfere BUT when you guys keep on insulting us, then it is only fair that some of us Malaysians to fight against these slanderous, insults and bashing.

  • myname kopiOO

    dont misunderstand malaysian + sabahan..
    we are not interested at all in PH internal affairs..not at all! mind your own business.

    do pinoys see any negative comments from malaysian on other news? nooop !

    malaysian patriotism is second to none when it comes to its sovereignty. we will defend what is ours..even some pinoys might comments with their mind blowing tale stories..all the history are told as if they were there…sigh….
    we understand that our neighbor might be jealous with our superior security forces military hardware & capability..and start comparing with their own…and their total ignorance even when their army top general have said they will only use ‘axe’ if required to defend their country..well for me that’s quite shameful…
    you guys should follow malaysian style on handling the terrorist..wipe them off while you have chances! malaysian forces have shown how to do it.

    put aside your arrogant statement.

    it reminds me to 500,000 US soldiers + 100,000 afghans fighting with only 5,000-10,000 or so talibans! and your comments are?
    sabah is part of malaysia. and it will always…forever until doomsday

    good luck in defending yours

  • Karma Chameleon

    We, Sabahan only want what is best for our children which is peace, prosperity, economic development & progress, political stability and a better future. None of which is available in the Philippines especially if we were live under the Senile, oopps sorry Sultan of Sulu leadership. We are truly aware that in the South it is run not by proper Government instead by warlords, pirates, bandits and you’ll find kidnapping, killings, taking place most of the time. I’m sorry but we don’t want none of that. Not to mentioned that in your country people are living in slums, many of them have to live their familiy behind to work overseas as maid & sadly in red light district across the globe. We have already decided our fate to be in Malaysia back in 1963 and we expect everyone to respect that wish. I can’t forsee why we should trade a better life in Malaysia for something 10x times worse in Malaysia. Believe me, I am a Roman Catholic and pray to the same Jesus as you all do, but I will never compromise my children, grandchildren or my future kins future for something that is vicious & barbaric, just like the Maguindanao Massacre

    • Sepilok

      Karma – most of the Filipinos on these threads are decent people. However, some of the others can’t get their head around the facts that Sabah has an indigenous population that don’t want to become part of their country.

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