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IGP: Abu Sayyaf still poses a threat, Esscom to be restructured

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The threat of Abu Sayyaf group believed to be based in Jolo, Sulu, on islands in eastern Sabah is still high despite the establishment of Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

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Kidnap victim opts for return to sea

KUALA LUMPUR: “I have no choice but to try to forget that harrowing episode and return to sea to earn a living,” said Tayudin Anjut, 48, who was one of the five Malaysians abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants from their tugboat in 2016 and held hostage for eight months.

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Ex-Abu Sayyaf hostage forced to return to sea to earn a living

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): "I have no choice but to try to forget that harrowing episode and return to sea to earn a living," said Tayudin Anjut, 48, who was one of the five Malaysians abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants from their tugboat in 2016 and held hostage for eight months.

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Dutch hostage killed in firefight

MANILA: A Dutch photographer held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines since 2012 was killed by his captors when he tried to escape during a firefight on a remote southern island, the military said.

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Dutch hostage killed while trying to escape from militants in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - A Dutch photographer held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines since 2012 was killed on Friday by his captors when he tried to escape during a firefight on a remote southern island, the military said.

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Sabah dusk-to-dawn sea curfew extended by another two weeks

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's dusk-to-dawn sea curfew will be extended for another two weeks until June 10, says Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.

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Sabah sea curfew extended yet another two weeks

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew which ends today (May 10) will be extended for another two weeks until May 26 (Sunday), says Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.

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Four militants killed in Philippines

Manila: Four suspected extremist militants were killed in an offensive by government troops in the southern Philippines, the military said.

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US Ambassador summoned over 'hostage-risk' travel advisory

PETALING JAYA: The Ambassador of the United States was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (April 17) to clarify the US government's decision to list Malaysia as a country where kidnapping and hostage-taking are a risk.

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Complex and troubling mindscapes

AFTER the Christchurch terrorist attack, apart from the shock and horror, an immediate reaction by many is to point out that it is not only Muslims who are terrorists.