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Trial of 27 Filipinos in Sabah standoff to start January

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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 Malaysian high court will start hearing in January the case of 27 Filipino armed followers of the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram III involved in a bloody clash with Malaysian forces in Sabah in February.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palawan to Sabah ferry service kicks off by yearend

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By the end of 2013, a roll-on, roll-off (RORO) ferry service will traverse between Palawan province and Sabah, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

De Lima: No plan to extradite Kiram to Malaysia

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is no plan to extradite Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his followers to Malaysia to answer for the bloody bid to revive their claims on Sabah, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Tuesday.

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

2 ‘Royal Army’ men post bail

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Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

Two of the 38 alleged members of the Sulu’s Royal Security Forces have already posted bail.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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

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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 »

PAO seeks transfer of 2 ‘Royal Army’ members to hospital

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One of the alleged member of the Sulu Royal Security Forces, Haxbil Jailani, suffers from kidney problem. Photo from PAO

The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Tuesday asked the Tawi-Tawi Regional Trial Court to transfer two of the 38 suspected members of the Sulu’s Royal Security Forces to a medical hospital for treatment of serious illness.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC rejects plea to compel DFA to press Sabah claim

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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition that called on the high court to compel the government through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to formally push for the Philippines’ claim on Sabah.

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

Malaysia vows to get leader of Sulu band

Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram is seated at extreme left with brothers Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II and (standing from left) Datu Alianapia Kiram, Datu Phugdal Kiram and Datu Baduruddin Kiram. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Malaysia has vowed not to stop until it gets Agbimuddin Kiram, leader of an armed group from Sulu whose incursion into Sabah last month has taken the lives of dozens of Filipinos and Malaysians.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOJ opposes bid to reduce bail for detained ‘royal army’ members

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PAO Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta . FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has opposed the bid of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) to reduce the bail for the 38 alleged members of the Sultanate of Sulu’s Royal Security Force (RSF).

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

Malaysian police name captured ‘royal army’ commander

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 Malaysian police on Sunday released the identity of the Sulu “royal army” commander, who was captured in Semporna district on Saturday, amid speculations in Sabah he could be Agbimuddin Kiram.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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