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Nation 21 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Missing tugboat found in southern Philippines

A missing Sabah-registered tugboat and its barge with cargo worth RM1mil have been found in the southern Philippines with its skipper reported dead and six other crewmen safe.

Nation 24 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Keeping phone in pocket proves fatal

Tugboat skipper Baginda Dayak's innocuous move of putting his handphone in his shirt pocket proved to be fatal.

Nation 13 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vision of Asian interdependence

Former Philippines statesman and former president Fidel Ramos explains to The Star journalist RUBEN SARIO his views on how neighbours can live together, harmonising their fight against terrorism, poverty and economic growth for a better life for their people. He sees a world where Asian countries will have to depend on themselves for stable security and economic growth without the likes of George W. Bush hovering over their affairs in handling the question of the war against terror.

Nation 23 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians to testify against ex-captors in Manila

Several Malaysians abducted from Pulau Sipadan four years ago by Abu Sayyaf gunmen have been called by the Philippine Department of Justice to testify in court cases against their captors.

AseanPlus News 12 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Six charged with ferry bombing

Six al-Qaeda-linked militants have been charged with the bombing of a ferry that left over 100 people dead, the Philippines said yesterday, confirming for the first time the blast was the work of terrorists.

Nation 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

'Body could belong to tugboat skipper'

A body, believed to be that of one of three hostages grabbed from the I>East Ocean/Itugboat six months ago by the Abu Sayyaf terror group, has been found in the jungles of Tawi Tawi island in southern Philippines.

Nation 12 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Travel advisory for Americans

The US State Department has issued safety and security advice reiterating its concern to American citizens, especially those contemplating travel along the east coast of Sabah as well as those travelling overland from Malaysia into southern Thailand.

Nation 30 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

No rebels slipping into Sabah, say military

Military authorities in Kota Kinabalu have not detected any intrusion into the country by any armed group and believe suspected Abu Sayyaf leader Khadaffy Janjalani is still in the Philippines.

Nation 01 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

It’s a false alarm, says army chief

The latest Philippines claim that top Abu Sayyaf leader Khadaffy Janjalani and a group of about 20 followers had escaped into Sabah may be a false alarm.

Nation 04 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM