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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which was supposed to end Monday (Aug 3), has been extended for another two weeks until Aug 18, says Datuk Zaini Jass.
MANILA, Aug 1 (dpa): Six suspected Islamist militants and three soldiers were killed in a clash in the southern Philippines, the military said Saturday.
HONG KONG July 26 (SCMP/ANN): After more than five decades of fighting communist rebels, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is eager to use the country’s new Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) to decisively end Asia’s longest-running insurgency – by using the legislation to label these groups and individuals as terrorists.
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): The curfew in the waters of seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), which is supposed to end at 6pm tomorrow, has been extended to Aug 3.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): As legal challenges to the Anti-Terrorism Act mounted, President Rodrigo Duterte defended the controversial measure on Wednesday (July 8), saying it was not meant for law-abiding citizens but for communist rebels and terror groups responsible for bombings, mostly in Mindanao.
The Philippines president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders and to muzzle dissent.
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, July 4 (AP): The Philippine president flew to the country’s volatile south on Friday to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers, in violence the army chief called "a rubout.”
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), which is supposed to end at 6pm Saturday (July 4), has been extended until July 19.
MANILA (AFP): Philippine authorities are investigating the deaths of four soldiers shot by police in the country's restive south, with the defence minister vowing Thursday (July 2) to "get to the bottom" of the incident