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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s defence spending, which will see a projected decline of 40% from 2019-2021, trails behind many South-East Asian countries, and security experts feel that the government should consider increasing the defence budget.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (ANN): Three police officers and a civilian security volunteer have been hurt in an attack by the Abu Sayyaf in Patikul, Sulu on Wednesday (Dec 4) night.
KOTA KINABALU: Abu Sayyaf gunmen, who are holding three Indonesians snatched from Sabah’s east coast waters two months ago, are getting desperate with no response from Filipino authorities to their ransom demand, say intelligence sources.
Zamboanga: A British man and his wife rescued this week from militant captors in the Philippines’ south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn’t deliver a ransom.
Zamboanga (AFP): A British man and his wife rescued this week from Islamist captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.
MANILA: British hostages safe after Philippine troops clash with Islamist rebels
MANILA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the southern Philippines rescued a British man and woman from members of an Islamist militant group, the army said on Monday, after their captors fled during a military operation.
MANILA (Bernama): Philippine government troops on Monday (Nov 25) rescued a 70-year-old British man and his Filipino wife who had been kidnapped on Oct 4 at a beach resort in the Zamboanga del Sur province in the southern Philippines, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting an army officer.
KOTA KINABALU: The armed men who abducted three Indonesian fishermen off Lahad Datu, Sabah, two months ago are demanding RM2.45mil for their release.
KOTA KINABALU: Haji Gulam or Mulpi Ladja, a notorious Abu Sayyaf-linked gunman who was released by the Philippines authorities recently, is no longer a security threat to Sabah.