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Palace silence on alleged plot to extradite Kiram to Malaysia hit

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III: Defiant. AP FILE PHOTO

The Sultanate of Sulu on Tuesday criticized Malacañang for remaining silent on the alleged plot to extradite Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his followers to Malaysia over a bloody bid to revive a centuries-old land claim.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino on Sabah issue: It’s complicated and requires careful study

President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III said here Wednesday night he was not rushing the study of the Philippines’ complex claim to Sabah, arguing that any solution should be acceptable to all parties.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Less than 10 Sulu gunmen left in Sabah, says police chief

Malaysian policemen lead away a suspected intruder from Sulu in Lahad Datu on Wednesday.  MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK FILE PHOTO

The Malaysian government’s Operasi Daulat (operation sovereignty) is coming to a close after a few more days as the object of the operations have now been nearly wiped, a top police officer in Sabah said Saturday.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

5,000 have fled Sabah unrest , says NDRRMC

Evacuees choose to stay with their car at the evacuation center in Embara Budi complex, Felda Sahabat, Sabah. EDWIN BACASMAS/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Almost 5,000 Filipinos have fled Sabah since security forces launched an offensive to root out Islamic invaders loyal to a Sulu sultan, a government agency said Saturday.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tales of mystical powers abound in Sabah


With more than 5,000 pairs of eyes watching over the cordoned areas of Sabah, such as Lahad Datu, Tawau and Kunak, and surrounding waters and boundaries with other countries, how did a ragtag band of ill-equipped fighters skip detection and continue to roam about, or possibly escape, out of the Malaysian state?

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Where is sultan’s army chief? PH military checking

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In this Thursday, March 14, 2013 photo released by Malaysia's Ministry of Defense, Malaysian soldiers discuss strategies at Sungai Nyamuk where a stand-off with Filipino gunmen took place, near Tanduo village in Lahad Datu, Borneo's Sabah state, Malaysia. INQUIRER file photo

The Philippine military intelligence is checking reports that the leader of the armed group from the sultanate of Sulu that sparked the Sabah crisis has returned and is hiding in southern Philippines.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Sabah raps terroristic’

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Malaysia’s filing of terrorism and waging war charges against eight Filipinos “is illegal” and tantamount to “usurpation” of the powers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, Abraham Idjirani, spokesman for the sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo, said Thursday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines | Read More »

8 Filipinos face death, life terms in Malaysia

Malaysian policemen lead away a suspected intruder from Sulu in Lahad Datu on Wednesday.  MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK FILE PHOTO

Malaysia brought criminal charges against eight Filipinos on Wednesday, more than two weeks after a standoff in Sabah between Malaysian security forces and an armed group from the sultanate of Sulu erupted into violence that killed 72 people.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Coast Guard identifies one of Filipinos killed in Sabah


Jul Asbi, the alleged Filipino recruiter of at least 100 armed followers of Esmail Dalus Kiram, was among those killed during a March 8 clash in Sabah, Malaysia, between the supporters of the Sultan Jamalul Kiram II and Malaysian security forces, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.

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

Tension still high in Sabah, Southern Philippines


Tension remains high in Sabah and in southern Philippines areas close to the east Malaysian state as the hunt for Agbimuddin Kiram and his men continued for the 14th day Tuesday under the Malaysian government’s Operasi Daulat, security officials on both sides said.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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