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.
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.
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.
By Chusri Ngamprasert
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 [...]