Sabah standoff - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sabah standoff

ARTICLE FINDER

Jabidah and Merdeka: The inside story

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The officers who participated in the Jabidah massacre have not fully come clean. In the end, it may have left a legacy of lying and cover-up in the military.

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

Sabah standoff leader dies in Tawi-Tawi

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Agbimuddin Kiram dies of cardiac arrest police say

On Jamalul Kiram III, Nur Misuari and colonial mentality

Dec 01, 2013 - 9:38 AM

Kiram s death the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga siege serve as reminders of how colonial our mentality about our nation can sometimes be

NBI submits final report on Sabah standoff

Jun 04, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The report has reached President Aquino who will give the clearance to make the findings public

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

'400 armed sultanate supporters arrive in Sabah'

Apr 09, 2013 - 4:56 PM

Princess Jacel Kiram says they are volunteers who are not members of the Royal Security Force

ARMED. A captain of the Royal Security Force displays his bladed weapon inside their camp in Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Over 6,600 Filipinos flee Sabah as of April

Apr 08, 2013 - 5:35 PM

Two small boats carrying a total 130 Filipinos from Sabah arrived in Tawi Tawi capital town Bongao on Saturday April 6

FLEEING SABAH: Inside Coast Guard's BRP EDSA DOS. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/RAPPLER

Detained 'royal army' can't afford reduced bail

Apr 08, 2013 - 3:21 PM

The Public Attorney s Office files a motion the detainees can only afford P9 000 each

ROYAL ARMY: 35 suspected members of the Royal Security Force are detained at a naval base in Tawi-Tawi. File photo by Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

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

Kiram seeks Vatican support on Sabah

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:25 PM

Kiram meets with Cebu Archbishop Palma a few hours before the archbishop left for the Vatican

TWO RELIGIONS. Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III meets with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. Photo from CBCP News' Twitter account

Malaysia restricts 'barter' in Sabah

Apr 01, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Barter traders are required to present valid travel documents such as seaman books and passports

A rice vendor in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi says the price increased from P680 per sack to P770 per sack after the conflict in Sabah erupted. He added that they choose to buy rice in Sabah because it is cheaper and more accessible. (PHOTO BY KARLOS MANLUPIG)

Malaysia forms Eastern Sabah Security Command

Mar 31, 2013 - 4:20 PM

The security command will be activated on April 1 following the appointment of Sabah Immigration Director Datuk Mohammad Mentek as its head

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

Residents out of Sabah exclusion zone

Mar 25, 2013 - 1:30 PM

The armed invasion by Filipinos has exposed deep seated security problems in Sabah

SECURITY IN SABAH. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited Lahud Datu to inspect the security operations against Kiram's men. Photo from Najib's account on Instragram

Agbimuddin still in Sabah - Kirams

Mar 25, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Princess Jacel Kiram insists her uncle and standoff leader Agbimuddin is still in Sabah and has not escaped to the Philippines

STILL IN SABAH. Princess Jacel Kiram insists her uncle and standoff leader Agbimuddin is still in Sabah and has not escaped to the Philippines. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Rappler Newscast | March 22, 2013

Mar 22, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Malaysia gives PH access to detainees One of the 8 Filipinos charged over the Sabah standoff says he was paid 3 US warships sail to PH ports

Malaysia grants PH access to detainees

Mar 22, 2013 - 3:22 PM

The Philippines has been making this request for 3 weeks now

EXCLUSION ZONE. The whole east coast of Sabah is now heavily militarized after the incursion led by the sultan's brother.

Sabah claimant: I was paid

Mar 22, 2013 - 1:05 PM

Malaysia names 8 Filipinos charged over the dispute

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

Agbimuddin in PH, Malaysia insists

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Malaysia insists that the Sabah standoff leader is now hiding in the Philippines where no one has seen him

IN PH OR MALAYSIA? Malaysia claims that the Sabah standoff leader is now hiding in the Philippines, where no one has seen him. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

US will stay out of Sabah issue

Mar 21, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Washington will not respond to the Sulu sultan s request for protection under a 1915 agreement the US ambassador says

SABAH NOT OUR PROBLEM. US ambassador Harry Thomas (center) takes questions from the media during the annual Kapihan sa Embahada informal chat with defense reporters. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

3,568 flee Sabah as of March 20

Mar 21, 2013 - 10:49 AM

The total includes 230 who arrived in Taganak part of the Turtle Islands on March 19

8 Pinoys charged over Sabah standoff

Mar 20, 2013 - 4:35 PM

UPDATED The suspects could be executed if found guilty under Malaysian law

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

Standoff leader a Malaysian citizen?

Mar 20, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Agbimuddin Kiram is a Malaysian civil servant since the 1980s according to a Malaysian newspaper

PINOY OR MALAYSIAN? Agbimuddin Kiram's citizenship is not clear. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

108 children arrive in Tawi-Tawi

Mar 20, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Half of the 233 returnees from Sabah who arrived in Tawi Tawi on Tuesday night are children according to the DSWD

ASEAN will stay out of Sabah dispute

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Most of ASEAN considers this a bilateral issue says former ASEAN Secretary General Rodolfo Severino

UNRESOLVED ISSUE. Malaysia joined Asean alongside the Philippines in 1963 with Sabah as part of its territory recognized by fellow members of the regional bloc. Graphic by Matt Hebrona

Shadows of Sabah

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:29 AM

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

Kirams ask DFA for legal help in Sabah

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:36 PM

With or without that request the government wants to give legal assistance to all detained Filipinos in Sabah the DFA says

EXCLUSION ZONE. The whole east coast of Sabah is now heavily militarized after the incursion led by the sultan's brother.

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

Detained Kiram soldiers may be released soon

Mar 18, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Detained in a navy base in Tawi Tawi the charges filed against them are bailable

MEDICAL ATTENTION: A PAO doctor examines a member of the Royal Sultanate Force (Photo by Carmela Fonbuena)

Kiram followers to be buried in Sabah

Mar 18, 2013 - 11:27 AM

The bodies of the Filipino militants will be buried in Sabah after they were not reclaimed for 3 days

DEADLINE OVER. Sabah police commissioner Hamza Taib in a screen grab from the Malaysian Royal Police channel on YouTube

Aquino leads Jabidah remembrance

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III is the first president to commemorate the gruesome killing of young Muslim recruits in 1968

The cliff from where lone survivor Jivin Arula jumped to escape the Jabidah massacre. 18 Mar 2013, photo by RAPPLER/ John Javellana.

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

Aquino calls for talks on Sabah

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:26 PM

We need sincere and deep discussion if we are to arrive at a correct solution Aquino told graduating military cadets

TALKS ON SABAH. President Benigno Aquino III attends the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2013 graduation ceremony in Baguio on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Photo by Rodolfo Manabat / Malacañang Photo Bureau

MILF: Talks to resume as scheduled

Mar 15, 2013 - 8:31 AM

The Sabah standoff and the peace negotiations are unrelated MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says

Malaysia insists: No abuses in Sabah

Mar 13, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Malaysia categorically denies allegations of human rights violations against Filipinos in Sabah

Standoff 'wake-up call' for Malaysia - PM

Mar 13, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Securing the porous border of eastern Sabah is a huge challenge for Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak says

WAKE-UP CALL. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited Lahud Datu to inspect the security operations against Kiram's men. Photo from Najib's account on Instragram

Navy arrests gunmen on way to Sabah

Mar 13, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The group of 34 men and one woman carried firearms and ammunition

SENT BACK. Philippine authorities are doing their best to prevent uproots of the Sulu sultan from going to reach Sabah by boat from Tawi-Tawi. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

MILF: Focus on peace talks, not Sabah

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Murad: We are more focused on the peace process and we don’t want it to complicate [it] with the issue of Sabah ownership

MILF chief Murad Ebrahim speaks in front of the media for the first time since the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro was signed. Photo taken by Karlos Manlupig

Ship with Sabah evacuees waited for Mar

Mar 13, 2013 - 7:57 AM

2nd UPDATE Evacuees arrive in Bongao disembark from ship only after DILG chief Mar Roxas arrived hours later

Rappler Newscast | March 12, 2013

Mar 12, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Cardinals in Vatican for conclave 1 500 Filipinos arrive from Sabah North Korea threatens to wipe out a South Korean island

4 dead in Sabah clash

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:28 PM

3 Filipino gunmen and a Malaysian soldier died in a fresh shootout in Sabah the Malaysian military said

SIEGE IN SABAH. 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 Tanduao in Sabah. AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defense

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

After a week at sea, they're finally home

Mar 11, 2013 - 11:33 PM

They travelled using 14 small boats without roofs

Sabah returnees

Rappler Newscast | March 11, 2013

Mar 11, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Team PNoy bets Bam Aquino and Grace Poe gain in recent survey Roxas discusses disengagement with Sultan Kiram s brother

Malaysian peace monitors in PH despite standoff

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:46 PM

Malaysian troops arrive in Mindanao to act as peace keepers amid the tense Sabah standoff

Sulu envoy to talk peace with Malaysia?

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Let s together resolve this issue as soon as possible the brother of the Sulu sultan tells Malaysia

SULU ENVOY. Esmail Kiram III, brother of both the Sulu sultan and the Sabah standoff leader, wants to travel to Malaysia to discuss how to end the crisis. Photo by Jerald Uy

Sabah village 'cleared' of gunmen - police

Mar 11, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Security forces are now focused on fighting invaders in other areas the Sabah police commissioner says

GUNMEN CLEARED OUT. Sabah police commissioner Hamza Taib in a screen grab from the Malaysian Royal Police channel on YouTube

Roxas, Kiram discuss ‘disengagement’

Mar 11, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Roxas will report to Aquino the Kirams list of questions and concerns that he says can be addressed by Malaysia

'EXPLORATORY TALKS.' Interior Secretary Mar Roxas meets with Esmail Kiram (2nd from left) and discuss "disengagement" and questions and concerns the Kirams want conveyed to President Aquino and Malaysia. Photo by Ayee Macaraig