>> Last week, 300 gunmen entered Sabah, Malaysia. They want to take Sabah. They killed a number of villagers and Malaysia policemen.
>> According to Strait Times yesterday, 52 gunmen were killed by Malaysia armed forces.
>> But according to a Yahoo news survey, 67 percent of Filipinos consider Sabah their own territory and want the govt to take it back.
More Pinoys believe Sabah is Philippines' territory
By Kim Arveen Patria | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Wed, Mar 6, 2013.
>> In the last 50 years, the Philippines govt and some politicians have been funding clandestine military operations in Sabah.
The following new article talks about President Marcos' involvement in supporting secret armed missions within Malaysia.
Philippines’ Sabah ghosts come back to haunt Aquino
By Edwin Espejo Mar 05, 2013 10:59AM UTC
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.