Sabah dispute: Filipinos made mistake...

Sabah dispute: Filipinos made mistakes again - resorting to violent means

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Simon

Edmonton, Canada

#1 Mar 7, 2013
Filipinos are trouble-makers of Asia. Are they not?

They have double standards.

To comply to international law or not depending on whether they get benefits from it or not.

They blatantly infringe upon the rights of neighbouring countries and yet sometimes they pretend to be victims.

They are prone to using military forces to settle issues such as using heavily armed marines to capture fishermen from Vietnam, Taiwan, China, and Malaysia who are fishing in South China Sea.

In this Sabah case, Filipinos were the first to use violent means to shatter the peace in Sabah.
Simon

Edmonton, Canada

#2 Mar 7, 2013
Some history about Philippines' aggressive acts against Malaysia:

Philippines’ Sabah ghosts come back to haunt Aquino

By Edwin Espejo Mar 05, 2013 10:59AM UTC

asiancorrespondent .com

More than 40 years ago a young senator delivered a speech in the Philippine Senate exposing a cabal hatched by then President Ferdinand Marcos to invade Sabah under codename ‘Operation Merdeka’.

A group of young Muslim recruits was covertly trained in an island off Manila Bay for an invasion of Sabah, now a flashpoint in the diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Philippines, according to the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III talks about the Sabah standoff at a news conference in Malaysia Monday. He has been widely criticised for his handling of the incident.

The botched plan to invade Sabah led to the massacre of all but one of the 28 Muslim recruits. He later revealed the harrowing ordeal as they were mistreated by the government soldiers who trained them, and later executed many of them.
jimbo

Preston, Australia

#3 Mar 7, 2013
i am an australian and have followed this sabah issue for quite a while now. You call the philippines the troublemaker in asia. How do you describe iraq, iran, north korea, afghanistan, israel then?? They are part of ASIA too. Seems like my 10 yr old boy is better than you in geography..
Just because you chinese can't get your hands on spratlys doesnt mean you are the injured party and philippines is the agressor. i think most of what you have in your blog are hearsays. read history. books are meant to be read.
PINOY claim dey peaceful

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#4 Mar 8, 2013
jimbo wrote:
i am an australian and have followed this sabah issue for quite a while now. You call the philippines the troublemaker in asia. How do you describe iraq, iran, north korea, afghanistan, israel then?? They are part of ASIA too. Seems like my 10 yr old boy is better than you in geography..
Just because you chinese can't get your hands on spratlys doesnt mean you are the injured party and philippines is the agressor. i think most of what you have in your blog are hearsays. read history. books are meant to be read.
for quite some time??? Are you sure, the whole incidence are still NEW to everybody. So stop your BULLSHITTING including the remark I am a clever Australian.

When we Malaysian cracked a joke on Friday, everybody LAUGHED except for the Australian. On the following MONDAY, that Australian guy actually broke out in laughter. That give me an idea how ANALYTIC Australians really are.

As for Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. the last I heard against the LAW ON SOVEREIGNTY by UN, USA and their lackeys including the Australian occupied their countries and that makes Australia, a troublemaking nation as well.
USA and her lackeys should be charged for WARCRIMES.

Apart from meaning a MENACE to themselves, did Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, etc trouble the rest of us.
USA considered IRAN an adversarial state because of ISRAEL, isn't that obvious?

BTW if I asked your 10 year of smart boy to show me the map of Afghanistan, he probably point at Australia.

As for Spratly island, China is in fact controlling many islands in the SCS, what can Australia do about it.

AS for Australia nosy politics, your interference into past Indonesian affairs has the regime in Indonesia both wary and FUMING for revenge one of these days. USA setting up a base in Australia in fact disturbed the Indonesia more than China.

Without China purchase Australia economy will be affected and you would not have the luxury of uttering NONSENSE. So are you a confirmed PR yet, PINOY???
Sabah watcher

Leduc, Canada

#5 Mar 8, 2013
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More Pinoys believe Sabah is Philippines' territory
By Kim Arveen Patria | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

President Benigno Aquino III should be more aggressive in pursuing Sabah, netizens said, as they backed the country's claim on the disputed territory.

More than two out of three (67 percent) of the 11,789 respondents in a Yahoo! poll so far think Sabah belongs to the Philippines.

TIMELINE OF THE SABAH CRISIS

On the other hand, only 7 percent of Yahoo! poll respondents chose the answer "Sabah belongs to Malaysia."

Related story: Doubts emerge over Malaysian assault on invaders

Peaceful negotiations, meanwhile, is the next step 25 percent of respondents think the government should start looking into.

The survey has been posted on Yahoo! Philippines' front page since Monday when fighting erupted between Malaysian forces and the Sulu sultan's men.

The bloody altercation is the violent escalation of a standoff since Feb. 9 over Sultan Jamalul Kiram III's ancestral claim on the territory.

Also read: Aquino warns 'conspirators' in Sabah standoff

Malaysia-trained fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front have also reportedly joined the Sulu Sultanate's men Tuesday.

Malaysian authorities have launched an all-out offensive Tuesday to clear out the Filipino group holed out in Sabah.

A total victory declared by Malaysia, however, has been downplayed by supporters of the Sulu Sultanate, even as reports floated the possibility that armed Filipino men had survived and escaped.

Related story: CPP accuses Aquino of 'abandoning' Filipinos

The President, meanwhile, stood pat on his calls for the Filipino group to lay down their arms and surrender without condition to Malaysian authorities.

His stand has since drawn mixed reactions from several groups and individuals, including the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The government "refused to act upon the clamor for a resolute effort to pursue the Philippine territorial claim to Sabah," CPP said Tuesday.

The group further accused Aquino of fanning the anger of the Sulu sultan's followers and "abandoning" Filipinos in Sabah.
Alex Mago

Aiea, HI

#9 Mar 26, 2013
Simon, your comments only betray your ignorance and racist behavior.
Old Jew

San Francisco, CA

#10 Mar 27, 2013
Sabah belongs to the natives there.

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