Jamalul Kiram III

Over 50 arrests in strife-hit Malaysian state

Malaysia's Police Chief Ismail Omar shows a picture of a killed Filipino gunman during a news conference in Felda Sahabat on Friday. Photo: Reuters

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.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 1:43am

Malaysia rejects ceasefire, kills 32 Filipino militants

Malaysian soldiers move into Tanduo village in Sabah state, where troops stormed the camp of Filipino militants. Photo: Reuters

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

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (right) meets Malaysian soldiers at Felda Sahabat, Borneo, in Malaysia's Sabah state, on Thursday. Photo: EPA

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

Malaysian soldiers move into Kampung Tanduo, where troops stormed the camp of an armed Filipino group in Sabah. Photo: Reuters

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

Filipino protesters stage a rally against ongoing military actions by Malaysia against the followers of the Sultanate of Sulu at the gates of Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila. Photo: EPA

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 army commandos are taken to join an assault armed Filipino invaders in Sabah. Photo: AP

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

Malaysian troops sent to Borneo after police slain

Malaysian police commandos stand guard during a stand off with armed supporters of a Filipino sultan in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island. Photo: EPA

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

Seven killed in fresh clashes in Malaysian Borneo

Malaysian police at a security checkpoint in Cenderawasih in Borneo on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III continues to fight for Sabah

Illustration: Craig Stephens

When the Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels signed a framework peace agreement at the Philippine presidential palace last October, 75-year-old Jamalul Kiram III was invited to represent the Sultanate of Sulu in the southern Philippines. He comes from a once-wealthy ruling clan that traces its lineage back to the 15th century and what is now Malaysia's Sabah state.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:18pm