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Nation 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wife wants Philippines to release Ullah

The wife of the last Sipadan hostage Rolland Ullah, who escaped last week after three years in the captivity of Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Jolo, is yearning to reunite with her husband now being held by the Philippines military.

Nation 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ex-hostages happy over Ullah's escape

The escape of Rolland Ullah, the last Sipadan hostage, from the clutches of Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the Philippines island of Jolo, marked the end to the infamous Easter Sunday kidnappings in Sabah three years ago.

Nation 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Last Sipadan hostage escapes

The last Sipadan hostage, Rolland Ullah, who was held the by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Jolo, is believed to have escaped after over 1,100 days in captivity.

AseanPlus News 30 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Suspected Abu Sayyaf guerrilla shot dead in Philippines

A suspected member of the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group was fatally shot after he grabbed a soldier's rifle and tried to escape following his capture, officials said Friday.

AseanPlus News 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf rebels kill soldier

Philippine troops clashed with Muslim guerrillas Wednesday in a mountain rain forest, in a running gunbattle that killed a soldier and injured two others, an official said.

AseanPlus News 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

US troops to be deployed in Sulu

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo said yesterday she had approved the deployment of US troops to a stronghold of the Muslim Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group in Sulu.

AseanPlus News 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indon sailor escapes from Abu Sayyaf

B>ZAMBOANGA:/BAn Indonesian sailor held captive by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the southern Philippines has escaped during a military offensive, ending nine months in captivity, the military said yesterday.

Nation 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

17 receive awards for excellent service and contributions

The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) honoured 17 people for their excellent service and contributions to the society.

AseanPlus News 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rebels warn against deployment of US troops

B>MANILA:/BSeparatist guerillas warned yesterday that deploying US combat trainers near their southern Philippine strongholds could draw the visiting forces into local clashes, resulting in American casualties.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Philippine official: U.S. military role still being discussed

Philippine Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes said his country needs more American military help to quell Muslim extremists in the southern Philippines but wants the deployment of U.S. forces delayed until their exact role can be determined.