Hunt Continues to Track Down Surviving Sabah Rebels
শনিবার, 09 মার্চ 2013 11:21
Sen Lam Radio Australia
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Download The Malaysian military has widened its hunt for Philippine muslim militants in Sabah state on Borneo island.
The expanded 'mopping up' operation followed this week’s all-out assault with fighter jets, mortars and hundreds of troops.
Security authorities' failure to end the crisis which started three weeks ago is politically-awkward for the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak, with elections due to be held by the middle of the year.
Malaysian police have been tight-lipped about casualties, but local reports say at least 27 people have died since the siege began in mid-February.
Sen Lam from Radio Australia is speaking with Yong Kai Ping, CEO of Kini-TV in Kuala Lumpur, which has been following the situation in Lahad Datu.
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