sabah crackdown - updates

Rappler's latest stories on sabah crackdown


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

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

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

Malaysia hunts missing Filipinos as more fighters join

Mar 06, 2013 - 11:11 AM

UPDATE Malaysian forces searched house to house after armed Filipino invaders apparently escaped a military assault as the MNLF warned more fighters had arrived

I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari in Davao last Sunday, March 3. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

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

'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

'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

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