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Hunt on for Moro leader who led Sabah kidnapping

A boat of General Operations Forces team patrolling at a resort area in Semporna in the east coast of Sabah. Photo from The Star/ Asia News Network

Malaysian and Philippine security forces are scouring scores of islands in the Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces for a former Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) soldier known as “Haji Gulam” and his men.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Troops hunt bandits behind Sabah kidnap

In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, tourists hide behind a table in reaction to gunshot sounds at the Singmata Adventures and Reef resort after a raid by suspected Filipino insurgents in Semporna, Sabah state of Malaysia. Suspected Filipino insurgents seized a Chinese tourist and a hotel worker from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia and then fled by speed boat, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday. AP

Soldiers have been deployed to a remote island in Mindanao where suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits are believed to have taken two female hostages seized from a resort in neighboring Malaysia, the military said Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tawi-Tawi fishers now banned in Tanjung Labian by Malaysia

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In graduation ceremonies here, parents among the Sama tribe of Sitangkai and Sibutu islands worry about being able to send their children to college because fishing, their principal means of livelihood, has been adversely affected by the Sabah standoff, which ended in March 2013.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

122 more deportees arrive in Tawi-Tawi from Malaysia

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Another batch of deportees from Sabah, Malaysia arrived in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday night.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH bars 32 Mecca-bound Indonesians

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Thirty-two Indonesians who were supposed to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca using Philippine passports were barred from entering the country by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

After Sabah side trip, LP bet, 31 others back in Tawi-Tawi

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Liberal Party (LP) mayoralty candidate Rommel Matba and his 31 companions were back in Tawi-Tawi on Thursday night, two days after they were detained by Malaysian authorities because their motorboat drifted to Lahad Datu in Sabah, officials said on Friday.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

5,000 Pinoys displaced by Sabah conflict; P13M in relief allocated

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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

Nearly 5,000 persons, almost half of them children, have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Sabah, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Evacuee dies giving birth to twins

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Filipino evacuees arrive by boat in Bongao town, Tawi-Tawi province, in the southern island of Mindanao late on March 8, 2013. Smart Communications has set up free calling stations for those seeking refuge in Mindanao from the conflict in Sabah.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A Filipina who was pregnant with twins died while undergoing Cesarean delivery in Sabah on Monday, the provincial health officer here said.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

PH calls for peaceful solution to Borneo standoff

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 Philippines on Saturday called for a peaceful resolution to a tense standoff between Malaysian forces and a group of gunmen claiming to be followers of the heir of a former sultan of Sulu and North Borneo.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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