By Tarra Quismundo
The Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign by the end of March a final peace agreement, ending four decades of conflict in Mindanao and opening the way for development of the rich but impoverished island in southern Philippines.
By Allan Nawal
Malaysian police authorities arrested a close kin of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, a Sabah-based radio station said, quoting Sabah Police Commissioner Hamza Taib on Tuesday.
By Tarra V. Quismundo
The United Nations has called for an end to violence in Sabah as it appealed for a dialogue among parties involved to peacefully settle the dispute. In a statement issued from his office, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also called on parties involved to uphold international human rights standards amid escalating hostilities there.
By Frances Mangosing
, Maila Ager
The brother of the sultan of Sulu said his group in Lahad Datu town in Sabah was open to negotiate with the Malaysian government just to have a “peaceful” solution to the Sabah standoff.