The Philippines on Saturday called for a peaceful resolution to a tense stand-off between Malaysian forces and a group of gunmen claiming to be followers of the heir of a former Borneo sultan.
Malaysian policemen return from a sea patrol in Tanjung Labian near Lahad Datu, on the Malaysian island of Borneo, on February 16, 2013. The Philippines called for a peaceful resolution to a tense stand-off in a remote area on Borneo island in Malaysia, where hundreds of armed Filipinos landed on Tuesday.
The group, estimated at 200 with dozens believed to be armed, landed by boat near the Borneo town of Lahad Datu in Malaysia's Sabah state from the neighbouring Philippines on Tuesday.
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