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Boat overloaded with holidaymakers capsizes in Borneo, 23 missing

Twenty-three people are missing in remote Borneo after a boat overloaded with holidaymakers heading home for a festival capsized yesterday in treacherous rapids on a jungle river.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 1:37am

Borneo river ferry capsizes, 21 missing

Twenty-one people were missing after an overloaded boat carrying an estimated 100 passengers capsized on Tuesday in a remote Malaysian jungle river, police and a local official said.

28 May 2013 - 6:20pm

Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking climbs to 18

The death toll from a boat accident in the Indonesian part of Borneo island rose to 18 on Friday with five people still missing, a provincial governor said.

The boat carrying workers from a plywood company sank on Wednesday after being hit by a huge wave as it travelled across the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan province.

19 Apr 2013 - 9:50pm

Filipino gunmen injure two Malaysian policemen

Malaysian police said on Sunday two officers were injured in shootouts with Filipino gunmen as they try to end a month-long incursion in remote Sabah state that has already left 61 people dead.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Over 50 arrests in strife-hit Malaysian state

Malaysian police said on Friday they have arrested more than 50 people in a remote state since the start of a nearly month-long incursion by Filipino Islamists.

9 Mar 2013 - 1:43am

Malaysia rejects ceasefire, kills 32 Filipino militants

Malaysia said clashes between intruding Filipino militants and its security forces had left 60 people dead as of yesterday, as it rejected a ceasefire offer from the fighters' leader.

8 Mar 2013 - 2:53am

Malaysia incursion toll rises to 60 after new clashes

Malaysia said clashes between intruding Filipino militants and its security forces had left 60 people dead as of late on Thursday, as it rejected a ceasefire offer from the fighters’ leader.

7 Mar 2013 - 9:08pm

Philippine ‘sultan’ calls for ceasefire with Malaysia

A self-proclaimed Philippine sultan whose followers launched a deadly incursion into Malaysia last month called on Thursday for a ceasefire, following a major offensive by Malaysian troops.

Jamalul Kiram III declared a unilateral ceasefire for 12.30pm and urged Malaysia to reciprocate, according to a statement read out by his spokesman in Manila.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Malaysia intensifies hunt for Filipino invaders

Malaysia's police chief said followers of a self-styled Muslim sultan had scattered after an air and ground attack on Tuesday on their stronghold in eastern Sabah state, aimed at ending Malaysia's worst security crisis in years.

7 Mar 2013 - 2:42am

Malaysia hunts missing invaders as more 'sultan of Sulu' fighters join

Malaysian forces searched house-to-house on Wednesday after armed Filipino invaders apparently escaped a military assault, as a Philippine guerrilla warned more fighters had arrived.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sultan of Sulu loyalists escape Malaysia military assault, group says

The national police chief also raised doubts about the success of the air and ground attack, saying "mopping up" operations had yet to find any bodies. That suggested at least some of the militants might have slipped away.

6 Mar 2013 - 4:03am

Malaysian troops sent to Borneo after police slain

Malaysia sent hundreds of soldiers to a Borneo state on Monday to help neutralise armed Filipino intruders who have killed eight police officers in the country’s bloodiest security emergency in years.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:30pm

Six policemen among 13 dead as violence spreads in Borneo

Gunmen ambushed and killed six Malaysian policemen as fears grew that armed intruders from the southern Philippines had slipped into at least three coastal districts on Borneo island, officials said yesterday.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:55am

Seven killed in fresh clashes in Malaysian Borneo

Five Malaysian policemen and two gunmen died in a fresh clash on Borneo as fears mounted that violence linked to a deadly standoff with Filipino intruders had spread to other areas, police said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Malaysia threatens to take 'drastic action' against sultan's followers

Twelve followers of the little-known sultan of Sulu and two Malaysian security personnel were killed in Friday's firefight, police said, as the more than two-week-old siege in a remote corner of Malaysia turned deadly.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:42am