Sabah state is rich in natural resources. Photo: Shutterstock

Explained: what’s behind the revived dispute between Philippines and Malaysia over Sabah?

  • Manila recently reignited an old row with Malaysia over Sabah, a founding state of the Malaysian Federation that was historically under the rule of a Philippines-based sultanate
  • The decades-long row takes place even as both countries are working together to stamp out Islamic militancy in their shared waters
Topic |   The Philippines

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Sabah state is rich in natural resources. Photo: Shutterstock
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