Sabah Crisis ‘a Re-Run of ’68’

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — While it happened 45 years later, the crisis in Sabah is a “tragic” rerun of the controversial Jabidah Massacre in 1968, Philippines President Begnino Aquino said.

Under a searing afternoon sun at the purported massacre site here, the President drew parallels between the two incidents that he said both exploited the Muslim people as he rebuked the “provocateurs” behind the Feb. 9 incursion by Agbimuddin Kiram, an heir of the sultanate of Sulu, into Sabah.

Read more from T.J. Burgonio in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.


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