Sabah Armed Group Urged to Cool It

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday renewed its appeal to a group of armed Filipinos holed up in a village in Sabah to leave the area peacefully to prevent armed confrontation with Malaysian authorities, reports GMA News. Followers of Sultan of Sulu Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram who are engaged in a nearly two week standoff with Malaysian forces crossed to Malaysian-controlled Sabah last week to reclaim their ancestral homeland.