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Pk Katharason

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

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1 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian militant believed killed

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: Militant Muham­mad Joraimee Awang Raimee, who is believed to have been killed by Filipino security forces on Thursday, was a former Selayang Municipal Council officer employed on contract.

Strong allegiance: Joraimee when he joined the Abu Sayyaf terror group in Southern Philippines. (Inset) Joraimee before leaving Malaysia for the Philippines.
13 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Easter terror plans come to a halt after death of militant

LAHAD DATU: Muamar Askali, the murderous militant who was the face of the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) in videos making ransom demands and beheadings of kidnap victims, has been shot dead.

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12 Apr 2017 | 4:06 PM

Bloodied photograph of dead Abu Sayyaf leader released

EXCLUSIVE: SANDAKAN: A bloodied photograph of dead Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Rami was released by Philippines security forces, confirming that he was killed in Bohol, central Philippines.

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7 May 2016 | 9:40 PM

Sarawak polls: BN does better than its 70-seat target

KUCHING: Barisan Nasional has surpassed its target of 70 seats in this 11th state elections.

16 Dec 2015 | 10:48 AM

Malaysian bomb maker believed killed in Basilan

KUCHING: A Malaysian shopkeeper-turned-bomb-maker associated with Islamic State (IS) is suspected to be among 13 Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed in a clash with the Philippines military in Basilan island.

Mohd Najib Hussein also known as Abu Anas. - Photo by Bukit Aman
8 Dec 2014 | 1:41 PM

Gunbattle over ransom money averted

KOTA KINABALU: A dispute over ransom money nearly led to a bloody gun battle between negotiators and the Abu Sayyaf terror group holding Marine Police Konst Zakiah Aleip hostage.

28 Sep 2014 | 4:59 PM

Photo of wanted Malaysian jihadist found on dead terrorist’s phone

PETALING JAYA: A photograph of Malaysian terror suspect Amin Baco, who is linked to Islamic State (ISIS) militants, has been found in the mobile phone of a dead Abu Sayyaf gunman in southern Philippines.

29 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM

Kons Zakiah will not believe he’s a hostage, says expert

JOLO: Kidnapped marine policeman Zakiah Aleip will not believe that he is a hostage. That is what former Abu Sayyaf hostage Octavio A. Dinampo thinks is going on in the mind of Kons Zakiah, 26, who was abducted from Pulau Mabul on July 12.

16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM

Held captive by terror leader

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A rising leader in the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organisation is suspected to be holding marine policeman Zakiah Aleip in a mountainous jungle hideout in the island of Jolo in southern Philippines.

High alert: Mabul Water Bungalows Resort in Semporna where the shooting incident occurred.
14 Jul 2014 | 11:22 AM

Mabul attack: Abducted cop is alive

SEMPORNA: Police Kons Zakiah Aleip who was kidnapped by Filipino gunmen, phoned his wife Sunday night to say he was alive.