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Nation 25 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Quranic verses calmed deviants

Asst Supt Abdul Razak Mohd Yusoff recited verses from the Quran to calm down Al-Ma'unah leader Mohamad Amin Mohamad Razali during the Bukit Jenalik, Sauk, gun heist and hostage drama in 2000.

AseanPlus News 31 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo: Terror strike foiled

B>MANILA:/BThe Philippines has foiled a terrorist strike similar in scale to the Madrid bombings with the arrest of four militants from a group linked to al-Qaeda and the seizure of powerful explosives, President Gloria Arroyo said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Philippines cops nab two more militants

Philippine police arrested two more members of an Islamic militant cell suspected of planning bomb attacks in Manila, as the government tightened security in the capital yesterday ahead of the Catholic Holy Week.

AseanPlus News 03 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Muslims denounce arrests

Islamic community leaders in Manila yesterday denounced a wave of arrests of suspected al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, accusing the Philippine government of using minority Muslims as 'sacrificial lambs''.

AseanPlus News 06 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group ‘opposed to peace’

A radical faction within the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group is opposed to the current peace process and is training militants linked to terror groups, the country's top defence official said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 07 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo to meet Muslim leaders over arrests

B>MANILA:/BPresident Gloria Arroyo was to meet with Muslim leaders later yesterday to discuss complaints over an alleged anti-Muslim bias in the Philippines' crackdown against suspected terrorists, officials said.

AseanPlus News 07 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Alleged bombers charged

Criminal charges have been filed against six suspected Abu Sayyaf guerillas who were arrested while allegedly plotting to bomb shopping malls, trains and television stations in the Philippines capital, officials said Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf leader, five members killed in clash

Six members of the Abu Sayyaf group, including a senior leader wanted by the United States, were killed in a clash yesterday with troops on southern Basilan island, officials said.

AseanPlus News 11 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Over 20 Abu Sayyaf guerillas escape from jail

Eight escapees were killed after at least 53 prisoners including about 20 suspected Abu Sayyaf guerillas broke out of jail in the southern Philippines Saturday, officials said.

Nation 12 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sabah on alert for militants

All entry points into Sabah are under close watch following Saturday's prison breakout by Abu Sayyaf gunmen - three days after one of their top leaders was shot dead in southern Philippines.