No, the Sulu saga hasn’t ended


Consequences of the Sabah attack: The 2013 incursion of Sulu gunmen into Lahad Datu and Semporna districts in Sabah prompted the government to set up the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) on April 1 that year to safeguard the waters off 10 Sabah coastal districts. It is still active. — Filepic/Defence Ministry

“ARGUABLY, Sabah and Sulu are twins,” I said at The Sabah Society talk on “Sulu Claim: Proprietary, Sovereignty and Security” in my hometown, Kota Kinabalu, last week.

“We are separated by the Sulu Sea but linked by geography, people, history and geopolitics,” I argued.

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