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Published: Sunday February 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:02 PM

Malaysian security forces prepared to move in on Filipino gunmen

LAHAD DATU: Malaysian security forces are prepared to move in to the seaside village of Tanduo at any time.

Police, army and maritime security forces are are waiting to deport the over 100 Filipino gunmen holed up in the village within Felda Sahabat 17.

According to Filipino media, the group is led by crown prince Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kira, brother of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.

The gunmen have told the media that they will remain in the east coast of Sabah, claiming it is their ancestral home.

Leader Rajah Muda has also reportedly said the group will be staying put and has no intention of leaving until its demands are met.

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Tags / Keywords: Nation, News, sulu, tanduo, Courts and Crime

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