Royal Sulu Army - updates

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60 dead in standoff - Malaysian police

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:36 PM

UPDATED The number includes 52 Filipinos while Malaysian security forces are still hunting down the rest of the sultan s men

FILIPINOS DEAD. This handout picture from Malaysia's Ministry of Defence taken on March 6, 2013 purportedly shows a dead gunmen from the Philippines on the ground after clashes in the village of Tanduo in Sabah. AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defence

Malaysia rejects Sabah ceasefire

Mar 07, 2013 - 3:45 PM

2nd UPDATE Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told President Benigno Aquino III that the sultan s men must surrender

ONLY SURRENDER. Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi rejected self-proclaimed Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III's unilateral ceasefire and will only order his troops to stand down when the Filipinos surrender

Kirams declare ceasefire in Sabah

Mar 07, 2013 - 12:39 PM

2nd UPDATE The Kiram family says its followers will not take any more armed action from today

Malaysian PM to visit Sabah 'ground zero'

Mar 07, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Najib is reportedly planning to check on the ongoing operation in the area and the visit will boost the morale of Malaysian security troops deployed there

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following the crackdown on the Filipinos in Lahud Datu

Fighter jets seen again over Sabah

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:36 AM

Fighter jets were seen again over Lahud Datu where the Sulu sultan s followers are holed up

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following the crackdown on the Filipinos in Lahud Datu

13 bodies found in Sabah - report

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:53 AM

UPDATED 12 of the corpses were buried in shallow graves and the 13th was another Filipino killed in a shootout on Wednesday

SABAH SIEGE. An armed Malaysian policemen mans a security checkpoint in Lahad Datu on March 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

UN urges peaceful end to Sabah standoff

Mar 07, 2013 - 7:32 AM

The UN chief urges parties to facilitate humanitarian assistance and respect human rights

END STANDOFF PEACEFULLY. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs the world body's General Assembly on 22 Jan. 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

PH tells Pinoys in standoff: Leave

Feb 18, 2013 - 4:08 PM

We do not entertain any demands and will not recognize the Royal Sulu Army Malaysia says

FILIPINOS IN SABAH. A villager lets his cocks fight in Tanjung Labian in the area where the suspected Philippine militants are holding off near Lahad Datu on the Malaysian island of Borneo, on February 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN