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Sulu sultan decries alleged Palace extradition plan

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Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

The camp of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III on Monday accused Malacañang of secretly plotting to surrender the sultan and his followers to Malaysian authorities, citing the previous extradition of Moro leader Nur Misuari from Malaysia as a precedent.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Headlines,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 »

Malaysian premier defends action against Sulu ‘invaders’

Najib Razak. FILE PHOTO

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has defended his government’s military assault on a group of armed men belonging to the “royal army” of the sultanate of Sulu and other action to cut off support for the “invaders of Sabah” from local people and immigrants, the Malaysian state-run Radio 24 reported Saturday.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia probes alleged abuse vs Kiram ‘supporters’


Malaysian Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail announced Saturday that an investigation into the reported abuses by Malaysian security forces in Sabah has started, the Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippine consular teams to stay in Sabah


There is no order from Malacañang to recall Philippine government teams providing consular and humanitarian assistance to Filipinos in Sabah.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

New Malaysian monitors say Sabah crisis, peace talks are separate issues


The head of the new contingent of Malaysian peace monitors in Mindanao is confident that the Sabah conflict will not affect peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, saying the talks and the standoff were unrelated.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Kiram followers nabbed by Navy to be charged – De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER/Niño Jesus Orbeta

The 36 followers of Agbimuddin Kiram who were intercepted by the Navy off Tawi-Tawi on Wednesday with a cache of arms after apparently fleeing Sabah are to be charged with illegal possession of firearms, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Militants scuffle with cops during rally at Malaysian embassy


A scuffle broke out during a rally at the Malaysian Embassy Thursday as protesters tried to smear the embassy’s seal with red paint to symbolize the blood of Filipinos spilled in the Sabah conflict.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

KL rejects negotiation to end confrontation with Sulu group

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

The Malaysian government has closed the door to any negotiation to end the crisis in Sabah. The state-run Radio 24 reported Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying Malaysia will not entertain any negotiations at this time, including one being proposed by third parties such as the Philippine government.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Jamalul Kiram rules out disengagement from Sabah

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III: Defiant. AP FILE PHOTO

Sultan Jamalul Kiram III of Sulu on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of his armed followers leaving Sabah soon, saying he did not authorize his younger brother to negotiate with the government about the “disengagement” of the sultanate’s “royal army” from the east Malaysian state the sultanate claims to own.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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