14 Die in Sabah Fighting

The standoff in Sabah erupted in violence on Friday morning, with 12 followers of the sultan of Sulu and two police officers killed as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared his patience had run out, reports Inquirer.net. Sabah Police Commissioner Hamza Taib told reporters that 12 members of the group led by a brother of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, were killed in the clash that began at about 10 a.m. and lasted for 30 minutes. The group claimed they were merely returning to their homeland as Sabah belonged to the Sulu sultanate.