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Sabah tightens checks on vessels in search for escapees

All vessels entering Sabah from southern Philippines are under scrutiny, with passengers at all entry points scanned as Malaysian security forces keep watch for three Manila terror suspects who have escaped.

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Re-enactment of jailbreak reveals more carelessness

B>MANILA: /B>A re-enactment of the embarrassing escape of a Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist from the Philippine police headquarters yesterday revealed further laxity and carelessness by the country's law enforcers.

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Army mutiny may be part of plan to unseat Arroyo

B>MANILA:/BThe seizure of an upscale mall by rebellious troops yesterday may just be the first act in the long-rumoured coup attempt against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

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Jakarta terror attack a reminder of JI threat

THE bomb blast at the JW Marriot hotel in Jakarta is a chilling reminder to security forces in countries in the region, including Malaysia, that the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist network is still alive.

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Arroyo warns groups helping suspected Jemaah Islamiyah bomber

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo asked Muslim guerrillas Monday to step aside to allow an army manhunt for a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah bomber, warning that armed groups found helping him face the direst consequences.''

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Cops set up unit to fight terrorism, piracy

Sabah police have set up a special unit to combat terrorism, piracy and organised crime.

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Schoolchildren lucky to escape hostage grab

A sense of relief was in the air for some workers of Borneo Paradise eco resort yesterday despite Sunday night's hostage grab as some 50 schoolchildren had left the farm hours earlier that day.

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IGP rules out Abu Sayyaf involvement in hostage grab

A group of 10 bandits, some armed with rifles and wearing military fatigues, stormed a camping resort near Lahad Datu in Sabah and abducted six foreign workers - three Filipinos and three Indonesians - before fleeing on a long boat.

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Detained terror suspect kills cops

A detained terror suspect grabbed a guard's rifle yesterday and opened fire in Manila's police headquarters, killing three officers and wounding three others before he was fatally shot during a three-hour siege, officials said.

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Gunmen contact police, resort

The armed group of 10 who abducted six workers from Borneo Paradise Eco Farm Resort last Sunday have made contact with the police but it is unclear if any demands have been made.