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DFA wants confirmation of Filipino fishermen’s arrest in Sabah

Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has asked Malaysian authorities to provide information about the reported arrest of Filipino fishermen in the waters near Sabah for alleged illegal fishing.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Abductors, Filipino, Malaysian victims likely headed to Sulu–DFA

Kunak, Sabah

MANILA, Philippines—Three armed gunmen who kidnapped a Malaysian and a Filipino from Sabah are believed to be heading to Jolo in the province of Sulu, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.   “Our police attaché in Kuala Lumpur received confirmation from the Royal Malaysian Police that a Malaysian and a Filipino were kidnapped [...]

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ransom paid for release of Chinese tourist, says OFW

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Filipino migrant worker abducted in Malaysia along with a Chinese national by suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists in April believes a ransom was paid for their release by the family of her fellow captive.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kidnaps hurting Filipinos in Sabah


The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has expressed “deep concern” over the spate of abductions in Sabah allegedly perpetrated by small terror groups from the Philippines, citing the detrimental impact of such incidents on Filipinos residing in that state.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »