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KL says no compromise

CLOSE-UP VIEW  Malaysia’s Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein uses a pair of binoculars to view Tanduao village, where armed Filipinos from Sulu are holed up near Lahad Datu, during his visit on Tuesday. Followers of the sultan of Sulu who crossed to the Malaysian state of Sabah this month, have said they are reclaiming the area as their ancestral territory, the sultan said on Sunday amid a tense standoff. AFP

Malaysian security forces on Tuesday began to move in on a group of armed Filipinos holed up in a village in Sabah as the Malaysian home minister vowed never to compromise his country’s sovereignty and security.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

All demands of armed Filipino group were rejected, says Sabah police chief

Malaysia's General Operations Force officers stand guard near Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu, Malaysia's eastern Sabah state, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Sabah Police Commissioner Hamza Taib has dismissed reports that some of the armed Filipinos had slipped past a tight security cordon mounted by a combined force of Malaysian police and military personnel. AP PHOTO/BERNAMA NEWS AGENCY

Sabah Police Commissioner Hamza Taib has dismissed reports that some of the armed Filipinos had slipped past a tight security cordon mounted by a combined force of Malaysian police and military personnel.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sabah set to deport 300 armed Filipinos

Malaysia is not recognizing the 300 armed Filipinos who illegally entered Sabah last week as legitimate residents of the territory, and has decided to deport them back to Sulu in southern Philippines.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Banner Story,Features | Read More »

A slow boat to Luang Prabang

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Forget the fast flight to the old Lao capital—next time take a two day boat trip from Thailand's north. THE NATION

Through the mist and frequent rain showers, the Pak Ou boat chugs leisurely along the Mekong River towards Luang Prabang in Laos. The drumming of the motor is like a lullaby while the softly rocking boat feels like a giant hammock. The guides and cabin crew cover the boat with a clear plastic sheet to [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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