Sunday, March 3, 2013

Violence Spreads In Borneo

Violence Spreads In Borneo As Five Malaysian Police Killed -- Reuters

Gunmen have killed five policemen in Malaysia's Sabah state where members of an armed faction from the Philippines are staking an ancient claim to the remote corner of Borneo island and have been facing off with security forces.

The violence could reignite tension between the Philippines and Malaysia, threaten growing economic interests in the resource-rich region and even lead to a delay in a Malaysian general election.

The shootings late on Saturday followed the killings on Friday of two policemen and 12 members of the faction, who are followers of the sultan of Sulu, a south Philippine region, who occupied a Sabah village in February to press their claim.

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More News On The Conflict between Malaysian Security Forces And An Armed Faction From The Philippines

Malaysian police killed amid Sabah siege -- Malaysia
Malaysia police die in fresh Sabah gun battle -- BBC
6 police, 3 assailants killed amid Malaysian siege -- AP
Seven killed in fresh clashes in Malaysian Borneo -- Global Post
Tensions Escalating on Borneo as Malaysia Doubles Military Forces
-- New York Times
Sabah situation takes turn for the worse -- Gulf News

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