Deportations from Malaysia Not Linked to Sabah Row

The deportation of some 300 Filipinos from Sabah was not connected to the violent confrontation in the territory between the Malaysian authorities and the followers of Sulu’s Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, reports, citing a Department of Labor statement. They are regular deportees who came from all over Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia through regular commercial vessels from Sandakan, according to labor official. The deportees arrived in Zamboanga on Sunday night. Their transportation expenses were shouldered by the Malaysian government, said Baldoz.