Malaysia security council takes over Sabah standoff

Posted at 02/26/13 6:20 PM

MANILA – The Malaysian government’s National Security Council (NSC) has taken over the situation in Sabah to help resolve the standoff without any violence.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar is coordinating with Sabah police and the military to try to resolve the issue.

Malaysian authorities are planning a course of action to force the followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to leave Tanduao village in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

The sultan’s Royal Army has insisted on staying in Sabah until a “win-win solution” is agreed to by their group and the Malaysian government.

Meanwhile, Abu Bakar denied reports that 4 relatives of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III have been arrested in Lahad Datu, Sabah. -- Report from Henry-Omaga Diaz, ABS-CBN News