It was not a peaceful deal instead up to 12 Filipinos had been killed when Malaysian police open fired to the followers of the Sultanate of Sulu in the southern Philippines.
The group of Filipinos were in Saba, one of the 13 member states of Malaysia. Sulu Sultan's are claiming Sabah as thier ancestral land and they are are hoping for a peaceful resolution on going tension between Malaysian police.
Sultanate of Sulu's basis on their claims is that Sabah was leased to the British North Borneo Company with Sulu's sovereignty never being relinquished.
In Malaysian news paper, Malaysian Prime Minister warned the group saying that the longer they stay in Sabah, the more dangerous the situation would be for them.
Patience is a virtue, but not to Malaysian government. Tension between them and Philippines' Sultanate continues that ended into a violence.
“Do not test our patience, our patience has reached the limit,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was quoted as saying earlier.
“We have a plan to remove them, they should have surrendered and left," said Najib, who must call national elections by April and has come under pressure from the opposition for allowing the bizarre standoff to drag on.
Philippine Presidenton Tuesday wants Kiram and group to pull back. In his first public comments on the issue Thursday said: “Going there with arms is not the way to resolve this.”
Situated on the beautiful island of Borneo, Sabah is one of the thirteen states which Malaysia is made of. Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia and shares the island of Borneo with Sarawak, Brunei, and Indonesian Kalimantan. Sabah is richly blessed with nature diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds. We have it all, from the world’s largest flower – the Rafflesia, one of the highest mountains is South East Asia – Mount Kinabalu, to one of the world’s top dive sites – Sipadan Island.