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Nation 23 Nov 2013 | 4:08 PM

Semporna kidnap: Location of Chang and Filipino gunmen still unknown

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are still trying to determine the location of abducted 58 year-old Taiwanese tourist Chang An Wei and the Filipino gunmen who took her from the Pom Pom island resort off Semporna to southern Philippines.

Nation 29 Dec 2013 | 5:24 PM

Security forces continue crackdown on illegal immigrants in Sabah's east-coast

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces continued their blitz against illegal immigrants in Sabah’s east coast after detaining 20 people during an early Sunday morning operation at Pulau Kalapuan off Semporna.

Nation 19 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Security forces on Sabah’s east coast vigilant amid rumours of militant invasion

KUALA LUMPUR: Although talk of another attack by foreign militants along Sabah’s east coast has been described as rumours, the armed forces is not taking any chances and the soldiers have been put on alert for any intrusion, says its chief Jeneral Tan Sri Zulkefli Mohd Zin.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2014 | 5:20 PM

Philippines military to expand counter-terrorism unit

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippine government is to triple the size of a special forces military unit that operates against Islamist militants responsible for deadly bombings and kidnappings of Westerners, officials said Tuesday.

Nation 09 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Primed for President Obama’s visit

During his visit here next month, the US President’s focus will be on nurturing a strong relationship between the US and Malaysia in general and the region as a whole.

Nation 05 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Boost Sabah's coastal security, says MCA

PETALING JAYA: The Government should review and improve Sabah’s coastal security following the abduction of a Chinese tourist and Filipina resort worker on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

'MILF peace pact should hold'

MANILA: The Philippines said it was confident a peace deal with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.

Nation 06 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Government directs Esscom to boost security measures

LEDANG: The Government has directed the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) to boost surveillance and intelligence following the kidnapping incident in the waters of Sabah on Wednesday.

Nation 08 Apr 2014 | 3:16 PM

Semporna resort kidnap: Sabah will not close island resorts, says Musa

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman says that Sabah has no plans to close resorts on “remote” islands in the wake of last Wednesday’s abduction of a Chinese tourist and a Filipina worker from a resort off Semporna.

Nation 09 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Child among 25 held during raids on resorts

KOTA KINABALU: A six-year-old child was among 25 people detained during a swoop at 19 tourist resorts in Sabah’s east coast Semporna.