Kidnaps hurting Filipinos in Sabah
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has expressed “deep concern” over the spate of abductions in Sabah allegedly perpetrated by small terror groups from the Philippines, citing the detrimental impact of such incidents on Filipinos residing in that state.
The embassy also called on the groups involved to “desist from conducting such criminal activities.”
“Many people in Mindanao and Sabah share a common heritage and have close affinity and blood ties. Carrying out or tolerating these criminal actions is a disservice to one’s country, fellowmen and kin,” it said in a statement to the Inquirer.
The embassy said that as an offshoot of the abductions, several Filipinos in Sabah had been fired from their jobs.
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