Friday, March 1, 2013

Malaysia standoff with armed Filipinos ends in violence

MANILA, Philippines–The standoff in sabah is over, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

In a press conference Friday, DFA Spokesman Raul Hernandez said Malaysian Ambassador Mohammad Zamri bin Mohammad Kassim met with foreign affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario at the DFA to inform him that Malaysian authorities had attacked the town of Lahad Datu where 180 men of Sultan Jamalul Kiram has been encamped since February 12.

Quoting the report of the Malaysian Ambassador, Hernandez said 10 of the Sultan’s men had surrendered.

He also said that three people were killed–two members of the Malaysian police and the owner of the house where the Sultan’s brother, Rajah Muda, stayed.

Hernandez said the DFA was confirming the Sultan’s claim in Manila that 10 of his men died in the clash.

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