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Sabah kidnappings may be caused by corruption

The fish farm where one of the recent kidnappings took place in Sabah. The Star/ANN

The seemingly endless cross-border kidnappings in Sabah’s east coast have raised the specter of corruption among law enforcement agencies.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysian man is P45,062 poorer after ‘sextortion’ by Filipina

Malaysian Kelvin Chong shows photos of a Filipina ‘sextortion’ suspect at a press conference. The Star/ANN

A married Malaysian man looking for some fun on cyberspace ended up RM3,300 poorer after being blackmailed by a “beautiful Filipina.”

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian terror group has ties in Syria, PH

Malaysia's police chief Khalid Abu Bakar answers questions during a press conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 16, 2014. Malaysia said on March 16 that police had searched the homes of the pilots of the missing jet and examined a home flight simulator after revelations that the flight was deliberately diverted triggered a full-scale criminal probe. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

An extremist group planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Malaysia and abroad have networks in Syria and southern Philippines, an official said.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hunt on for Moro leader who led Sabah kidnapping

A boat of General Operations Forces team patrolling at a resort area in Semporna in the east coast of Sabah. Photo from The Star/ Asia News Network

Malaysian and Philippine security forces are scouring scores of islands in the Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces for a former Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) soldier known as “Haji Gulam” and his men.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf – the ghost that haunts a Sabah paradise

Armed members of Moro National Liberation Front, a Muslim rebel group that signed a 1996 peace pact with the Philippine Government, arrive at Patikul town on the volatile island of Jolo in southern Philippines on Jan. 15, 2013, to seek the release of foreign and Filipino hostages long held by al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen.  AP PHOTO/NICKEE BUTLANGAN

Before the latest kidnapping of two resort workers, a Chinese and a Filipina, in Semporna island Sabah, the notorious armed group Abu Sayyaf previously took 21 people hostage from another resort in eastern Sabah.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »