sabah historical claim - updates

Rappler's latest stories on sabah historical claim


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

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

Kiram refused PH, Malaysia deal

Mar 06, 2013 - 8:45 AM

The sultan turned down a deal for his men to go free if they agreed to stand down peacefully according to the Philippine government

DEFIANT SULTAN. Jamalul Kiram III turned down the offer of the Philippine and Malaysian governments to stand down in exchange for his men not to face charges

Sabah gunmen to face murder charges?

Mar 05, 2013 - 5:12 PM

If they have broken the laws of Malaysia they should be charged for whatever crime they have committed certainly murder a government official says

MURDER CHARGES? Malaysian minister for parliamentary affairs Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. Photo from the Malaysian government's official website

Malaysia mum on PH requests, says DFA

Mar 05, 2013 - 4:42 PM

The Philippines insists on giving medical and consular assistance to Filipinos affected by the standoff

MEETING IN KUALA LUMPUR. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert  del Rosario meets (L) meets with Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman  (R) in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, March 4. Photo courtesy of DFA

'Sulu army' defeated - report

Mar 05, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The Sulu armed group was totally routed by [the] Malaysian security forces overwhelming firepower local media reported

OPERATION SUCCESFUL? An army helicopter flies in Cenderawasih near the area where the stand-off with Filipino Sulu gunmen and Malaysian security forces was taking place in Tanduao village on March 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

No casualties yet in new Sabah crackdown

Mar 05, 2013 - 12:30 PM

The air and ground assault is ongoing against the Filipino terrorists Malaysian security forces say

AIR, GROUND ASSAULT. A Malaysian soldier secures the area as Malaysia's Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (not pictured) visits in Lahad Datu, near the location where suspected Philippine militants are holding off on March 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO

'God will help us' - Raja Muda

Mar 05, 2013 - 11:09 AM

The all out offensive using air and ground assets by the Malaysian military had caused Raja Muda s group to scatter

HISTORICAL CLAIM. Sabah was ruled by the Sulu sultanate until 1870, when it agreed to lease the territory to the British for a yearly fee. Graphic by Matt Hebrona

Malaysia has own conspiracy theory

Mar 04, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Media reports say a Malaysian opposition politician invited the gunmen to Sabah

CONSPIRACY THEORY. Malaysian PM Najib Razik (L) wants to investigate if opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (R) 'invited' the followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III (C) to cross over to Sabah. Graphic by Bobert Elyas

Sabah: Malaysia's 'Wild East'

Mar 04, 2013 - 5:40 PM

The Sulu sultanate once controlled the Sulu islands in the Muslim southern Philippines and part of Borneo including Sabah

HISTORICAL CLAIM. Sabah was ruled by the Sulu sultanate until 1870, when it agreed to lease the territory to the British for a yearly fee. Graphic by Matt Hebrona

PH to Malaysia: 'Maximum tolerance'

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario will travel to Kuala Lumpur to push for the visit of a humanitarian mission to Sabah

SULU RULER. Sultan Jamalul Kiram III told reporters on Friday, February 22 in the Taguig Blue Mosque that followers had a right to remain in Sabah because his sultanate still had sovereignty over the Malaysian state. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Don't believe 'rumors' - Malaysian PM

Mar 03, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Rumors are unfounded and not based on the actual situation says the Malaysian prime minister

AQUINO ALLY. Najib met President Benigno Aquino III when the Malaysian leader made his first official visit to the Philippines to witness the signing of the Framework Agreement between the government and the MILF facilitated by Malaysia on October 15, 2012. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH wants access to Sabah standoff victims

Mar 03, 2013 - 4:29 PM

The government wants access to detained and injured Filipinos

DEADLY STANDOFF. Malaysian police (R) and an army truck drive past each other in Lahad Datu on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Sultan infuriates PH, Malaysia

Feb 28, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Jamalul Kiram III emerged from political obscurity after his armed followers sailed to neighbouring Malaysia to stake an ancestral territorial claim

DEFIANT SULTAN. Jamalul Kiram III is challenging both the Philippine government and the Malaysian security forces in Sabah

Standoff leader won't back down

Feb 28, 2013 - 12:59 PM

The brother of the sultan says they have enough manpower and weapons to defend themselves from an attack

RULERS OF SULU. Sulu Royal Family official seal from the Sulu royal household's official website

DFA sends envoy to end Sabah standoff

Feb 26, 2013 - 6:36 PM

Undersecretary Jose Brillantes will coordinate with local authorities to help resolve peacefully the crisis

EXPERIENCED DIPLOMAT. DFA Usec Jose Brillantes was Philippine ambassador to Malaysia from 1996 to 2002. File photo by Carlos Santamaria

'No need for UN intervention in Sabah'

Feb 23, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte says the situation on the ground indicates all parties are open to resolving the issue peacefully

LEGAL REVIEW. DOJ will study the claims of the Sultanate of Sulu over Sabah.

PH seeks extension for Sabah claimants

Feb 22, 2013 - 6:58 PM

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram refuses to ask his followers to leave

LEGAL REVIEW. DOJ will study the claims of the Sultanate of Sulu over Sabah.

Del Rosario: No Sabah claim for now

Feb 21, 2013 - 11:23 PM

We are not at the time of discussing the claim the DFA chief says

NO SABAH CLAIM NOW. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario agreed with President Benigno Aquino III in saying that the historical claim over Sabah is not a priority for now. Photo by Carlos Santamaria