Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fighting In Sabah

What the hell is going on in Sabah? When I first heard that 300 Filipinos had intruded into the Malaysian state to claim Sabah as part of a former Philippine sultanate, I (like a lot of people) though it was nothing but a publicity stunt.

The Filipinos may had taken over a village in Sabah but they had no support from the Philippine government and their leader, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, seems more interest in getting money than pushing his ancestral claim of Sabah as part of the now defunct Sulu sultanate. However things have now gotten serious and the Malaysian has no one to blame but themselves.

Malaysian forces backed by fighter jets have launched a ground assault against the intruders but have apparently failed to achieve their goal of ousting them. The Malaysians have admitted that mop up operations in the area had failed to find any bodies and “suggested” that at least some of the intruders might have slipped away.

Some? There were over 100 intruders, some reports had the number as high as 300, and you can’t find a single body? That’s not “some; that means ALL the intruders had escaped the ground assault. What’s worse is that this means the intruders has escaped a cordon that had been in place for over 2 weeks!

You can tell how funny the whole thing is by the reaction by the intruders’ supporters in the Philippines. A bemused spokesman for the sultan Jamalul Kiram III told news agencies that he had spoken with the leader of the armed group about eight hours after the ground assault was launched and was informed the Malaysian attack had occurred "away from where" their men were. Basically, the Malaysian attacked the wrong place, not knowing that the intruders had broken the cordon!

What the hell is going on in Sabah? Over 100 armed intruders are in Sabah and the Malaysian don’t even know where the intruders are? Now I can understand it’s extremely difficult to completely flush out the gunmen because Sabah is heavily forested and they have natural sympathizers in the state due to the many Filipinos living there, but to completely miss the area where they were at?

What a bloody joke. I have always known that the armed forces in the region treated our SAF as a joke but I believe after this incident, the Malaysian armed forces are going to take over our position as the laughingstock stock of the region. At least our SAF would know where our enemies are at. The Malaysian can’t even get that right. 


Anonymous said...

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Thousands of Tausug from Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi have sailed to Sabah to reinforce members of the so-called royal army of the sultanate of Sulu who are fighting it out with Malaysian security forces, a Moro National Liberation Front official said Tuesday.
“We can no longer prevent our people. We are hurt and many of our people, even the non-combatants, are going to Sabah to help the sultanate,” Habib Hashim Mudjahab, chair of the MNLF’s Islamic Council Committee, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone. (GlobalNews, Philippines)

Malaysia Boleh!

Ghost said...

Frankly, I have doubts about the word of the Moro National Liberation Front. They first said they are not involved in this incursion but now says more of their fighters are going to Sabah? I don’t think we can take their word on this because even they seem unsure about their own position. Also we have no proof yet that more fighters have arrived in Sabah. Till we have official word, I think we have to assume this is just wishful thinking on their part.

Anonymous said...


If you understand the pinoy fellows mentality and culture, they are ethnocentric mind you like those PRCs. They can unite in huge numbers and cause damage. Even the Maian Armed Force Chief is aware of this threat and is beefing up extra soldiers to counter their arrivals.

Anonymous said...

As the saying goes : "Live by the sword, die by the sword".

Opened the floodgate bigger and wider for all those aliens from every part of the world. And awarding them instant citizenship, so as to builds up political support. Ring any bell ? Well, now comes the payback time.

There's another saying : "Korek lobang masok sendiri" (digging their own graves).

P.S. - Above thousands in numbers, is to be considered an army. Apparently, millions of those aliens already invaded the tiny red dot. I assumed, it will be their next target. Mark my words.

Ghost said...

Your numbers is wrong. The numbers of foreigners given IC in Sabah do not go into the millions. Even the Malaysian opposition do not say that.