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PH to extend legal assistance to 8 men charged in Sabah

Malaysian forces are patrolling Kampung Tanduo where about 200 Filipinos are in a tense standoff with Malaysian security forces. The Star-Asia News Network

The government will not withhold consular and legal assistance to the eight men accused of terrorism in Sabah despite doubts raised by a spokesman for Sultan Jamalul Kiram III about their citizenship.

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

Kiram commander captured in Sabah

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

An alleged commander of the Sultan Jamalul Kiram III’s so-called “royal army” in Sabah was been captured along with his wife in the Semporna district early Saturday, Malaysian Police Deputy Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar said.

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

Aquino accused of listening to Malaysian sultan over advisers on Sabah row

Princess Jacel Kiram and her father, Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The daughter of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III on Wednesday accused President Benigno Aquino III of listening to the advice of Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of the sultanate of Johor, Malaysia regarding the Sabah crisis.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jack Enrile backs Roxas efforts on Sabah

Interior  Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has found an unlikely ally in his talks with a younger brother of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in an effort to resolve the Sabah territorial dispute.

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

Misuari faces NBI grilling over alleged involvement in Sabah dispute

Moro National Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari AP

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will send agents in Mindanao to question former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Nur Misuari on his alleged involvement in the Sabah dispute.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Mindanao bishops urge peace in Sabah

President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Catholic bishops in Mindanao on Friday issued a statement addressed to President Benigno Aquino III and other government leaders asking them “to settle the Sabah crisis and save the people of Mindanao.”

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘We’re treated like animals’

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“They dragged all the men outside the houses, kicked and hit them,” 32-year-old Amira Taradji said on Friday as she recounted her family’s ordeal in Sandakan, which started when Malaysian security forces launched a crackdown on suspected supporters of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in Sabah.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Avoid Sulu area, Aussies, Brits told

sulu map

The United Kingdom and Australia have warned their citizens against travel to parts of Mindanao citing threats of terrorist activity, crime and violence in certain provinces in the region.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

14 dead in Sabah assault

BLOODY FRIDAY  A truck at the village of Tanduao in Lahad Datu carries the bodies of two members of Malaysia’s police commando.  The two were among the casualties in Friday’s clash between Malaysian forces and armed members of the sultanate of Sulu, who had camped out at Lahad Datu since Feb. 9 to press their claim to Sabah. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A standoff in Sabah erupted in violence on Friday morning, with 12 followers of the sultan of Sulu and two police officers killed as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared his patience had run out.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sulu gunmen call for ceasefire


The Sultanate of Sulu is seeking a ceasefire with Malaysian armed forces in Lahad Datu, Sabah, saying that the group of Filipino gunmen need time to bury their dead.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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