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Friday March 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:26:59 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called for an end to the violence in Sabah.
A statement issued by his spokesman posted on the UN's website said Ban encouraged dialogue among all the parties involved for a peaceful resolution and that he was closely monitoring the situation.
“The secretary-general expresses concern about the impact this situation may have on the civilian population, including migrants in the region.
“He urges all parties to facilitate delivery of humanitarian assistance and act in full respect of international human rights norms and standards,” the statement said.
Malaysian security forces on Tuesday launched an air strike using F-18 and Hawk fighter jets in the first operation to end the intrusion by Filipino gunmen who have holed up in Lahad Datu, Sabah since Feb 12. They have also been detected elsewhere in the state.
Eight police personnel were killed - two in a firefight in Lahad Datu last Friday, and six in an ambush in Kampung Simunul, Semporna a day later.
In JOHOR BARU, the Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar hoped that the armed conflict in Sabah would end soon as too much blood had been spilled.
“I am sure the Prime Minister knows best and is doing all he can to resolve the matter.
“I hope that our armed forces and security personnel are careful and also patient when carrying out their duties,” he said at a press conference yesterday.
Sultan Ibrahim said that he was affected by the incident due to the atrocities committed on the policemen as his son Tuanku Laksamana Tunku Abdul Jalil was close to L/Kpl Mohd Azrol Tukiran, 27, who was killed in Semporna.
“They were close friends and slept next to each other during their training at the police special forces training in Ulu Kinta in Perak,” he said, adding that his son knew about Mohd Azrol's operation in Semporna before he was killed.
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