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LAHAD DATU (Bernama): Since 2018 to date, the security forces have thwarted 40 kidnapping attempts in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone).
KUALA LUMPUR: The kidnapping of five Indonesian fishermen off Tambisan waters in Sabah is viewed as a serious security threat to the nation by the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF).
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) view the recent kidnapping of five Indonesians within Sabah waters very seriously.
JAKARTA: The Batam Immigration Office in the Riau Islands on Tuesday (Jan 21) has tightened its control on the border between Indonesia and Malaysia following the abduction of Indonesian fishermen by the notorious Abu Sayyaf militant group in the waters off Sabah.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The government has lambasted the "ineffective coordination" of Malaysian authorities following the abduction of five Indonesian fishermen last week in waters off Sabah, the latest incident to underscore the lack of security in the tri-border area between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
KOTA KINABALU: Philippine security forces gunned down an Abu Sayyaf militant believed to be involved in the kidnapping of five Indonesian fishermen off Lahad Datu last week.
TAGAYTAY: Philippine officials said on Sunday (Jan 19) the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting volcano lies, warning that living there would be "like having a gun pointed at you."
MANILA: The Philippine troops have killed one of the alleged kidnappers of five Indonesian fishermen in the waters off Sabah in Malaysia, a military general said on Sunday (Jan 19).
KOTA KINABALU: Philippines security forces have killed a suspected Abu Sayyaf gunman believed to be involved in the kidnapping of five Indonesian fishermen off Lahad Datu last week.
KOTA KINABALU: Five Indonesian fishermen were abducted from the eastern edge of Sabah waters off Lahad Datu by kidnap-for-ransom groups linked to the notorious Abu Sayyaf groups from southern Philippines.