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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

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.

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

AFP sends 34 ships to Mindanao

Mar 13, 2013 - 4:45 PM

The military will conduct patrols and assist evacuees

HOME. Filipinos living in Sandakan, Sabah arrive in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi following the bloody Sabah standoff. Photo by Angela Casauay

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

PH has no access to Sabah detainees

Mar 13, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Malaysia continues to ignore a Philippine request for Filipino officials to be able to visit detainees

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

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

Pregnant evacuee dies in Sandakan

Mar 12, 2013 - 2:50 PM

The twins are in serious condition

Sabah, Ramos and Arroyo

Mar 11, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Past presidents Ramos and Arroyo—used contrasting approaches to deal with the Kirams But it is from Ramos that President Aquino can learn lessons

Jabidah recruits plotted standoff

Mar 11, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Two recruits of the botched Philippine government plan to invade Sabah in 1968 are among the gunmen caught in a standoff with Malaysian forces in Sabah

COMMANDER'S HOME. Musa Abdulla, deputy chief of the Royal Sultanate Forces, lives within the camp. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Roxas meets with Kiram

Mar 11, 2013 - 11:34 AM

The younger brother of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III meets with Secretary Mar Roxas to help craft a peaceful end to the Sabah standoff

Raja Muda escapes arrest in Sabah

Mar 11, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The leader of the Sabah standoff slipped away during a raid on a small village in Semporna

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

Malaysia pulls out of PH boxing meet

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:13 PM

A Malaysian youth boxing team cancelled a trip to Subic due to the armed conflict in Sabah an official said

MALAYSIA-PH CONFLICT. The conflict in Sabah is spilling over into youth sports like boxing. Graphic by Bobert Elyas

DFA to probe abuses against Pinoys in Sabah

Mar 10, 2013 - 5:19 PM

2nd UPDATE Give humane treatment to Filipinos the DFA tells Malaysia while the Sabah police denies the claims

LUCKY TO LEAVE SABAH. A Filipina steps off a boat with a baby in her arms after arriving in Tawi-Tawi on Friday, March 8. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

MILF still no comment on Sabah

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Malaysia is hosting the peace talks between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the rebel group is distancing itself from the Sabah issue

Sabah will remain part of Malaysia - PM

Mar 07, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Sabah will continue to be a state within Malaysia Najib Razak said

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

Tawi-Tawi misses the old Sabah

Mar 06, 2013 - 9:54 PM

Residents blame troublemakers for their trading woes in Tawi Tawi

Pinoys in Sabah fear retaliation

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Filipinos in Sabah say their temporary passports are being confiscated

Sabah an 'isolated incident' - Team PNoy

Mar 05, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Team PNoy doesn t think the Sabah conflict will hurt its chances in May

The forgotten problem of Sabah's halaw

Mar 04, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Their thirst for justice could take various forms and may be exploited by groups willing and able to organize a critical mass

12 killed in fresh Sabah clash

Mar 04, 2013 - 8:47 AM

3rd UPDATE Fears mount that violence linked to a deadly standoff between Malaysian police and Filipino followers of the Sulu Sultanate have spread

Sultan fears crackdown

Mar 01, 2013 - 9:05 PM

But Malacañang gives assurances that there is no fighting right now

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

12 Filipinos killed in Sabah

Mar 01, 2013 - 7:13 PM

4th UPDATE The Sabah police chief finally admits that 12 Filipinos were killed along with 2 Malaysian commando

Team PNoy on Sabah: Blame Kiram, not Aquino

Mar 01, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Team PNoy senatorial candidates defend President Aquino s stand on the group holed up in Sabah

DON'T BLAME OUR PRINCIPAL. A file photo of the administration's senatorial slate

PH asks to extend deadline in Sabah

Feb 27, 2013 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED The government wants to give the Sulu Sultan a few more days to study the message sent to him by President Aquino

CRISIS IN SABAH. President Benigno Aquino III warned Sulu Sultan Jumalal Kiram III of the consequences of continuing the standoff in Sabah, but the elderly Muslim ruler remains defiant

Suspicion in Sabah

Feb 26, 2013 - 9:05 AM

Have things not really changed despite improved Philippine Malaysia relations in the post Marcos years?

'Humanitarian' boat sent to Sabah

Feb 24, 2013 - 8:21 PM

UPDATED The ship dispatched by the DFA will fetch and ferry back the women and civilians among the group of 180 Filipinos holed out in Lahud Datu Sabah

'Clock ticking' for Filipinos in Sabah

Feb 24, 2013 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED The deadline for the Filipinos to leave Sabah expires on Sunday

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

Standoff not way to claim Sabah - Aquino

Feb 21, 2013 - 2:27 PM

President Aquino says Going them with weapons is not the way to resolve this

Gov't told: Don't pursue Sabah claim

Feb 19, 2013 - 3:12 PM

The last thing we need is another territorial dispute after the row with China party list representatives tell the gov t

Sabah as the last gold coin

Feb 19, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Is the sultanate dead? It was the Kirams who held on tenaciously to the dreams of the past drawing followers in Sulu and Tawi Tawi

Sabah standoff: 'Publicity stunt'

Feb 15, 2013 - 4:17 PM

For the mayor of Filipinos in the Sabah standoff their move is all for media mileage But he says the government should look beyond their absurd stunt