Aquino warns sultan over stand-off
- Published: 26 Feb 2013 at 10.43
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino warned a sultan on Tuesday he would face the "full force of the law" if he did not end a standoff involving his armed followers in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
Jamalul Kiram, a sultan on the southern Philippine island chain of Sulu, tells reporters his followers who have crossed over to the Malaysian state of Sabah, will not be leaving, on February 22, 2013. Philippine President Benigno Aquino has warned the sultan he would face the "full force of the law" if he did not end a standoff involving his armed followers in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
Aquino told Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to recall 180 of his followers, about 30 of whom were armed, from a fishing village on the island of Borneo where they have been facing off with Malaysian security forces for two weeks.
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