Clash in Malaysia

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  1. SajeevJino

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    Malaysia launches attack to clear out militants


    Malaysian security forces launched an assault on Tuesday to clear out armed Filipino intruders engaged in a three-week incursion that has left 27 people dead.


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    Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement run by national news agency Bernama that negotiations with the Filipino militants, believed to number 100-300 and holed up in a farming village, had failed.

    "At 7:00 am this morning, security forces launched an attack on Tanduo village," Najib said.

    A total of 27 people have been reported killed since the militants landed on February 12 in the state of Sabah on Borneo island by boat and claimed the state on behalf of the heir to a now-defunct Philippine Islamic sultanate.

    It has been Malaysia's worst security crisis in years, underlining instability and lawlessness in the seas between the two countries and exposing lax Malaysian security along its coast.

    "The longer this invasion lasts, it is clear to the authorities that the invaders do not intend to leave Sabah," Najib said.

    "The government must take action to safeguard the dignity and sovereignty of the country as required by the people."

    Violence first erupted on Friday when a shootout between security forces and the militants left 12 Filippinos and two police officers dead.

    Another gunbattle Saturday in the town of Semporna, hours away from Tanduo by road, left six police and six gunmen dead, raising fears of a wider guerrilla infiltration.

    Another gunman was beaten to death there Saturday by villagers, police have said.

    Local media reported fighter jets screaming over the stand-off site and explosions were heard. Military trucks were also seen moving into the area, which is surrounded by palm oil estates.

    Najib had ordered a doubling of security forces in the area after the weekend violence.

    Followers of the 74-year-old Manila-based Islamic leader, Jamalul Kiram III, say the gunmen are ready to die to defend his claim to Sabah. The exact identities of the gunmen and their numbers remain a mystery.

    Supporters of the Filipino intruders took their campaign to cyberspace on Monday, manipulating Google listings to post a message backing the incursion.

    A number of Philippine sites also were reportedly defaced by pro-Malaysia hackers.

    Sabah has seen previous smaller cross-border raids from Islamic militants and other bandits from the Philippines, but nothing on the current scale.

    The Sulu sultanate's power faded about a century ago but it has continued to receive nominal Malaysian payments for Sabah under a lease deal inherited from European colonial powers.


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  3. Ray

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    They should take the case to the OIC to settle.
     
  4. SajeevJino

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    Malaysia Invaded: Hundreds of Terrorists Land on Beaches, Western Media Mute


    Malaysia has called in air support and armor to confront a bizarre terrorist invasion in its eastern state of Sabah.

    While the West pleads ignorance over the identity of the militants held up in the jungles of Malaysia’s Sabah state, the militant organizations themselves have declared thousands more in reinforcements are being arranged in the Philippines to join and exasperate the conflict. The Free Malaysia Today newspaper reported in its article, “10,000 Tausugs to sail to Sabah,” that :

    Thousands of Tausug from Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi have sailed to Sabah to reinforce members of the so-called royal army of the sultanate of Sulu who are fighting it out with Malaysian security forces, a Moro National Liberation Front official said Tuesday.

    The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) of course, is one of several of Al Qaeda’s franchises in Southeast Asia, and spun off the notorious terrorist organization, Abu Sayyaf, a US State Department-listed foreign terrorist organization with direct ties to Al Qaeda.

    The Philippines’ terrorist organizations, located amongst the country’s southern islands have long held ties to Al Qaeda and receive funding and support from Saudi Arabia. AFP reported in their 2010 article, “WikiLeaks: US suspected Saudi ambassador to the Philippines of terror link,” that:

    The United States suspected a Saudi Arabian ambassador to the Philippines of potential involvement in funding terrorists, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week.

    The report would also state:

    Francis Townsend cited Waly’s intervention to secure the release of two members of an Islamic charity detained in the Philippines, the cable showed.

    The group was suspected of funnelling funds to Al-Qaeda-linked groups based in the southern Philippines.

    It continued stating:

    The February 24, 2007, US embassy cable named the charity suspected of terror financing in the Philippines as IIRO, which stands for the International Islamic Relief Organisation.
    Intelligence agencies have said IIRO was set up by Muhammad Jamal Khalifa, a brother-in-law of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

    The report concluded by stating:

    Overall, the WikiLeaks cables singled out Saudi Arabia as the key source of funding for radical Islamist groups including Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hamas.

    Saudi Arabia is of course is the chief financier of Al Qaeda, and is currently leading efforts to fund, arm, and fill the ranks of Al Qaeda’s franchises from Mali and Libya, to Syria and Iraq. A multitude of reports from across the West have identified Saudi Arabia as the lynch pin in Al Qaeda’s global terror campaign, including the US Army West Point Combating Terrorism Center.

    Its reports “Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq” and “Bombers, Bank Accounts and Bleedout: al-Qa’ida’s Road In and Out of Iraq,” identify a vast terrorist network maintained by the Saudis that recruits, arms, and funds terrorists from across the Muslim World, and can funnel a mercenary army into any desired nation. At the time, the desired nation was Iraq. In 2011, it was Libya. Today it is Syria. The same network that US soldiers fought in Iraq is verifiably in use today, in support of US regime-change operations in Syria.

    And while it is acknowledged across even the Western mainstream media that Saudi Arabia is a notorious state-sponsor of terrorism, including the terrorists allegedly behind the September 11, 2001 attacks that left 3,000 Americans dead, the US has had a decades-long, deep economic and military relationship with the despotic Arabian autocracy.

    The US maintains permanent military bases inside Saudi Arabia, funds the Saudi military, and has recentlyconcluded the largest arms deal in US history with the Saudis. Additionally, Saudi Arabia’s brutally repressive internal security apparatus is a creation of US advisers and operators.

    The Saudi royal family and the elite amongst the US corporate-financier Fortune 500, have maintained deep financial and political ties as well. Saudi Arabian corporate-financier interests (run by the royal family) are tied directly to Wall Street and London via conglomerations like the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council and representation upon the JP Morgan International Council (Khalid Al-Falih of Saudi Aramco, amongst the highest valued companies on Earth).

    This also includes the Bin Laden family, whose multi-billion dollar Saudi Binladin Group is an active member of the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council and plays a central role in deciding bilateral policy for the benefit of collective US-Saudi corporate-financier and corresponding geopolitical interests. At one point, the Bin Ladens and the Bush family sat around the same table, as both families were involved in the equity firm, Carlyle. In fact, Bush and Bin Laden family members were clicking champagne glasses together in Washington on 9/11, an event that would make both families immensely rich in the coming decade.

    It is clear, most acutely in Libya and Syria, that the use of Saudi Arabia’s global Al Qaeda mercenary army serves both Saudi Arabia’s interests as well as Western geopolitical ambitions, including to exact regime change around the world. And it just so happens that the West and Saudi Arabia both seek regime change in currently Russo-Iranian-Chinese friendly Malaysia.


    West Attempts to Install Client Regime in Malaysia

    The West has been propping up Malaysian opposition candidate Anwar Ibrahim for years.

    Anwar Ibrahim, head of Malaysia’s opposition coalition, which includes the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), has spent a lifetime in the service of Western interests. Anwar Ibrahim was Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1998, held lecturing positions at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, was a consultant to the World Bank, and a panelist at the Neo-Con lined National Endowment for Democracy’s “Democracy Award” and a panelist at a NED donation ceremony - the very same US organization whose subsidiaries are funding and supporting Bersih, a faux-pro-democracy Western-funded street movement that in fact was created by, and in the service of Anwar Ibrahim’s political ambitions.

    Bersih’s street activism fits into a global pattern of Western-backed “color revolutions,” where meddling in sovereign nation’s political processes to install Western-client regimes is disguised as “democracy promotion.”

    Anwar Ibrahim’s affiliations with Malaysian “Islamists,” the already active political subversion his US State Department-funded Bersih movement is sowing in Malaysia’s streets, and his Western backers’ habitual support for terrorism internationally as a geopolitical tool, raises the possibility that his opposition movement is complicit in the conveniently timed militant destabilization Malaysia now faces, only months before 2013′s general elections.

    This may be why the Western media refuses to properly cover an otherwise very noteworthy conflict. The fact that these militants are emanating from long-time US ally, the Philippines, and the Philippines’ current role in assisting the US “pivot” towards Asia, and more specifically facilitating a proxy confrontation with China, illustrates the greater regional implications at play. The US intends to install client regimes in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand led by Thaksin Shinawatra’s despotic political dynasty, and in Malaysia led by Anwar Ibrahim. Together, this front will then be turned against Chinese interests as part of a long-planned desire to encircle and contain China.

    It will be done so under ASEAN and at the cost of Asia’s stability and prosperity.

    The future of Asia hangs in the balance, and therefore conflicts like Malaysia’s battle against armed extremists in Sabah may not be covered by the Western press, but it must be covered by the alternative press. The unhinged insanity that is now spilling blood on Malaysia’s shores, also represented by the West’s proxy Anwar Ibrahim and his attempts to provoke street protests against the ruling government, illustrates just how dangerous the current Anglo-American international order is, and how far its reach extends.

    We must identify the corporate-financier interests driving this agenda, – interests we most likely patronize on a daily basis, and both boycott and permanently replace them to erode the unwarranted influence they have used, and will continue to use against people the world over.


    Malaysia Invaded: Hundreds of Terrorists Land on Beaches, Western Media Mute | Global Research


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  5. asianobserve

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    North Borneo has already been ceded by the Sultanate during British Rule. When we were granted independence sovereignty over that territory legally passed on to us. In fact the only one claiming now is that obscure alleged Sultan, not the Philippine government.
     
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    When the British and other colonial powers, especially in Africa, colonised lands, they drew up national boundaries without giving much thought to tribal land claims. This has caused and is still causing much tribal conflicy in africa, where tribal leaders are trying to lay claim to land which was rightfully theirs prior to colonisation.
     
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    Except for that Sultanate, relations between us and the Philippines has been smooth. In fact we just recently helped them conclude a peace deal with their long time tormentor, the MILF (I still don't understand why they chose this acronym :laugh:).
     
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    MILF:laugh:, maybe thats what they are1:laugh:
     
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    the claim actually stands but its dormant
     
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    Moro Islamic Liberation Front - - what else could that acronym be? :)
     
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    I don't know. I thought you're the older member here...:thumb:
     
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    Malaysia Says It Killed Rebel General, Muslim Clan Disputes

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    Malaysian forces said they killed a top commander of a Muslim armed group from the Philippines that invaded Sabah, a claim disputed by the clan as violence continued in the monthlong struggle over ownership of the commodities-rich state.


    Haji Musa, a general from the Royal Army of the Sulu Sultanate, was killed yesterday, Hamza Taib, Sabah’s police chief, said in a televised media briefing. Abraham Idjirani, a spokesman for Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram, said by phone that the general was “very much alive.”

    A Malaysian soldier and three insurgents were shot dead in a gunfight this morning, Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in a mobile text message to Bloomberg News today, bringing the death toll to more than 60 people this month. Kiram’s followers invaded Sabah to assert a centuries-old ownership claim over the state.

    The incursion has been a distraction for Prime Minister Najib Razak as he prepares for polls that will determine whether his National Front coalition can extend its 55-year grip on power. He’ll probably dissolve parliament by the end of this month for elections after raising civil servants’ salaries, analysts including Ibrahim Suffian said.

    “Najib has gotten a boost through his handling of the insurgency,” Ibrahim, an analyst at the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, said today in a phone interview. “It has increased patriotism in the country. At the same time, pay rises will help secure a traditional base of support among civil servants and their families.”

    The prime minister must dissolve parliament by April 28, after which the Election Commission is required to hold a vote within 60 days. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin arrived in Sabah today to visit the operations center.

    Land Claim

    The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index has fallen 2.2 percent after closing at a record on Jan. 7 on concern the National Front could lose seats in the election. The benchmark, Asia’s worst performer this year, closed 0.1 percent down in Kuala Lumpur today. The ringgit has dropped 1.7 percent this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

    A Philippine Muslim group loyal to Jamalul Kiram, the 74- year-old Sultan of Sulu, invaded on Feb. 12. The sultanate, which dates back to about the 15th century, says it leased Sabah to the British North Borneo Company in 1878, an agreement that Malaysia views as a secession of the region. Sabah fell under British control after World War II and joined Malaysia in 1963, shortly after the sultanate ceded sovereignty to the Philippines.

    More than 50 militants have been killed since the start of the unrest, Hamza said on television today. Eight police officers died in earlier fighting.

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    Chinese coming again, this time destination here, only 170 mile from Malaysia.

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    Chinese coming again, this time for tuna and big sleeve-fish @asianobserve @Zero_Wing @fzaq
    sorry for interruption, you guys keeping beating
     
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    I do not like any LOLIGO, SQUID , too much cholesterol.
     

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