Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday criticised Filipino gunmen who entered a Malaysian state in a bizarre effort to stake a territorial claim, warning their actions could lead to conflict.
A resident cleans dishes in Tanjung Labian, Malaysia, near the location where suspected Filipino militants are holding off on February 21, 2013. Philippine President Benigno Aquino has criticised the gunmen who entered the Malaysia state of Sabah in a bizarre effort to stake a territorial claim, warning their actions could lead to conflict.
Dozens of followers of an Islamic sultan from the southern Philippines sailed over to neighbouring Sabah on the Malaysian part of Borneo island more than a week ago to assert their centuries-old claim over the area.
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