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Philippines to appeal Malaysia death sentence on 9 Filipinos

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:38 PM

The 9 Filipinos face Malaysia s death row over the Sabah standoff that killed at least 70 people in 2013

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will appeal the death sentence imposed on 9 Filipinos in Malaysia. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 9, 2017

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

9 Filipinos sentenced to death over Sabah standoff

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The Malaysian Court of Appeal imposes the death penalty on 9 Filipinos for waging war against Malaysia s head of state in 2013

SIEGE IN SABAH. This picture taken on March 8, 2013, shows Malaysian soldiers moving in toward where Filipino gunmen were locked down in a standoff in the surrounding villages of Tanduao in Sabah. File photo by Malaysian Ministry of Defense/AFP

Menhan Ryamizard: Pembebasan 3 WNI berkat kerjasama dengan MNLF

Sep 19, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Pemerintah membantah adanya uang tebusan yang dibayarkan untuk membebaskan ketiga WNI dari sekapan Abu Sayyaf

WNI DIBEBASKAN. Dari kiri ke kanan: Lorence Koten, Emmanuel Arakian, Menhan Ryamizard Ryacudu, Letjan Mayoralgo dela Cruz dan Teo Doros Kofong berfoto bersama usai dibebaskan oleh kelompok militan Abu Sayyaf. Mereka akan segera dipulangkan ke Indonesia. Foto: sumber militer Filipina

3 ABK Indonesia dibebaskan oleh kelompok Abu Sayyaf

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Ketiga ABK itu diculik ketika tengah berada di Lahad Datu Sabah Malaysia pada tanggal 9 Juli lalu

SANDERA INDONESIA DIBEBASKAN. Ketiga ABK Indonesia yang sempat diculik oleh kelompok Abu Sayyaf di Lahad Datu, Sabah, dibebaskan pada Minggu, 18 September. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

12 Filipinos found guilty in 2013 Malaysia standoff

Jul 25, 2016 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Nine of these Filpinos are also found guilty of warring against the Yang di Pertuan Agong in Lahad Datu a charge punishable by the death penalty or life in prison

LAHAD DATU INTRUSION. Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. File photo by AFP.

5 pelaut Malaysia kembali diculik diduga oleh Abu Sayyaf

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Ini menjadi kejadian kedua yang terjadi di perairan Lahad Datu Malaysia dalam dua pekan terakhir

WARGA MALAYSIA DICULIK. Lima warga Malaysia diculik pada Senin, 18 Juli di Lahad Datu. Belum diketahui siapa pelaku penculikan, tetapi diduga pelaku adalah kelompok Abu Sayyaf.

3 WNI diculik kelompok bersenjata di Malaysia

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:21 PM

Ini menjadi insiden keempat yang menimpa WNI dalam enam bulan terakhir

WNI DICULIK. 3 WNI dilaporkan diculik oleh kelompok bersenjata di Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia pada Sabtu malam, 9 Juli. Ini menjadi insiden keempat yang terjadi dalam 7 bulan terakhir. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

Chinese fish farmer freed after Malaysia kidnapping

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Yang Zai Lin believed to have been held by militants from the Abu Sayyaf group is free and will return to China

Almost kidnapped while backpacking

Mar 08, 2014 - 4:10 PM

One girl s cautionary tale about a backpacking trip to Malaysia that went terribly wrong

Sabah police: Don't believe claims of more Sulu fighters

Apr 11, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The situation in Lahad Datu remains normal Sabah police commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib says

SECURED. A state security force guards outside Camp Dayang of the Royal Security Force in Tubig-Indangan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. The government is closely monitoring any reinforcements that would try to cross the border of Sabah. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Malaysia nabs 32 Filipinos - report

Apr 08, 2013 - 8:33 PM

Malaysian security forces on Monday stopped a boat supposedly carrying 32 armed Filipinos who were trying to join a two month old incursion into the east Malaysian state of Sabah

Malaysia charges 7 more Pinoys over standoff

Apr 02, 2013 - 12:55 PM

A Malaysian police officer is also facing charges for refusing to dislose information

SABAH CRISIS. This picture taken on March 8, 2013 shows Malaysian soldiers moving in toward where Filipino gunmen are locked down in a stand off in the surrounding villages of Tanduo in Sabah.AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defence

Shadows of Sabah

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:29 AM

History repeats itself because Sabah remains the promised land to many Muslims

No sightings of Raja Muda in PH

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:33 PM

ARMM Gov Mujiv Hataman reveals Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram wanted to be fetched from Sabah when the first round of hostilities erupted

NO SIGHTINGS. ARMM Gov Mujiv Hataman reveals Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram wanted to go home when the hostilities in Sabah erupted. File photo

Kiram relatives nabbed in Sabah

Mar 17, 2013 - 10:52 PM

The so called mopping up operations continue against 50 remaining gunmen according to Malaysian police

SULU 'RULER.' Sultan Jamalul Kiram III says his followers have a right to remain in Sabah because his sultanate still had sovereignty over the Malaysian state. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

PH humanitarian teams finally in Sabah

Mar 12, 2013 - 5:23 PM

UPDATED Two teams are providing assistance to Filipinos in Lahad Datu and Semporna Tawau the DFA says

THEY NEED HELP. Residents of Tanjung Labian leave their village near where Filipino gunmen were locked down in a stand off in the surrounding villages of Tanduo in Sabah on March 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Q and A: Lahad Datu situation

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Here is a Q A on the Lahad Datu situation prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs DFA and released March 6

LOCKDOWN IN SABAH. Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

'No surrender' in Sabah - Kiram

Mar 05, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Followers of the Sulu Sultan s heirs will not capitulate to the Malaysian forces vowing to fight until the end to highlight their claim to Sabah

Fresh attacks, explosions in Sabah

Mar 05, 2013 - 8:17 AM

3rd UPDATE The government must take action to defend the country s dignity and sovereignty as demanded by the people the Malaysian Prime Minister says

LOCKDOWN IN SABAH. Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

A royal past eroding

Mar 03, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Maharlika Village in Taguig was once the showcase of Muslim respectability The foiled Bicutan jailbreak has the community fighting stereotypes all over again

Sabah east coast on high security alert

Mar 01, 2013 - 4:28 PM

The alert order follows the assault on Lahad Datu Sabah by Malaysian security forces

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following a standoff that reportedly led to 3 deaths.

Malaysia denies firing first shot in Sabah

Mar 01, 2013 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED Malaysia security forces have not taken a single shot the Malaysian Home Affairs minister says

We won't leave Sabah, says sultan

Feb 18, 2013 - 1:22 AM

Why should we leave our own home? In fact the Malaysians are paying rent to us

PH urges peaceful solution to Sabah stand-off

Feb 16, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte says The primary concern now is their safety and to resolve the incident peacefully