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Nation 03 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Filipino drowns in bid to escape law

A Filipino was found dead in a swamp here, a day after immigration officers raided a construction site on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 01 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Senior Abu Sayyaf member captured

Anti-terrorist agents have captured a suspected member of an al-Qaeda-linked extremist group who allegedly helped kidnap an American and a group of schoolchildren four years ago, the military said yesterday.

Nation 25 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Twist of fate ends hostage ordeal for resort workers

A twist of fate has ended the 213-day ordeal of four Borneo Paradise Eco Resort workers, who were held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf terror group in the mountainous jungles of southern Philippines.

Nation 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

RM150,000 per head offer gave rise to hostage grab

An offer of 1.5mil pesos (RM150,000) per head is believed to have prompted the hostage grab on board the I>East Ocean 2/Itugboat in the Sulu Sea last Sunday.

AseanPlus News 28 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Robot’ denies Sipadan kidnappings

A suspected Muslim extremist leader pleaded innocent yesterday to charges of organising the 2000 kidnapping of 21 people, including Western tourists, from a Malaysian resort in one of Asia's most high-profile abductions.

AseanPlus News 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Captured Abu Sayyaf commander shows remorse

A senior Muslim guerilla commander captured by the military has expressed remorse for a series of ransom kidnappings by his Abu Sayyaf extremist group, officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Capture of leader a blow to Abu Sayyaf

The al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf kidnap group in the southern Philippines has been dealt a severe blow with the capture of its top leader in a military operation, President Gloria Arroyo said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 08 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Commander Robot captured

B>ZAMBOANGA:/BA top rebel leader implicated in the kidnapping of dozens of European, American and other foreign hostages was captured Sunday in the southern Philippines, the military chief said.

Lifestyle 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

A whole new world

The Elvis impersonator in question here is a huge moray eel, the King of scuba-diving sights at Pulau Mabul, off Sabah.

Nation 25 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Borneo Paradise abductors growing desperate

The band of pirates who abducted five workers from the Borneo Paradise Resort near Kunak in the Sabah east coast are now desperate and have reduced the ransom they are demanding, Chief of Defence Forces Jen Tan Sri Mohd Zahidi Zainuddin said.