Murad Ebrahim

Games to replace war for Philippine leader’s visit

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers a speach during the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption in Manila last month. Photo: EPA

Soldiers and Muslim guerrillas will meet in sporting events instead of combat when Philippine President Benigno Aquino makes a historic visit to a rebel camp to promote a peace pact, officials said on Sunday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Murad Ebrahim, rebel who found path to peace

Illustration: Brian Wang

As military leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines, Murad Ebrahim cut his teeth as a guerilla fighter on the battlefields of Afghanistan, meeting mujahideen hero Osama bin Laden during the war against the Soviets.

21 Oct 2012 - 2:43am

Philippines, Muslim rebels sign landmark peace pact

Philippine President Benigno Aquino welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who arrived in Manila to witness the landmark signing. Photo: AP

Muslim rebels waging a decades-long separatist insurgency in the southern Philippines signed a pact with the government on Monday to end the conflict by 2016.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Philippine rebel chief in historic peace trip

Murad Ebrahim (centre), leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Photo: AFP

The leaders of the Philippines’ biggest Muslim  rebel group arrived in Manila on Sunday for a historic visit aimed at ending  one of Asia’s longest and deadliest insurgencies.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Philippine Muslim rebels want to keep guns

MILF rebels carrying rocket propelled grenades patrol inside their base at Camp Darapan, Sultan Kudarat province, Mindanao. Photo: AFP

After watching two of his brothers die during four decades of fighting in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel Abdulhamid Ganalan feels a planned peace deal could be surrender.

12 Oct 2012 - 5:23pm