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Philippines, M'sia to work closely to flush out gunmen
Publication Date : 15-03-2013
The Philippine government and Malaysia have agreed to work closely to flush out remnants of militant intruders in Lahad Datu and other areas in Sabah.
Defence Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was expressed by the Philippine Secretary of Defence Voltaire Gazmin when he visited Putrajaya yesterday.
"He has promised to conduct a full investigation and take the intruders to the Phillipines court for action," Ahmad Zahid said in a press conference after visiting the Taiping armed forces in Perak today.
"The Philippines will also use their intelligence network to find out who is the mastermind behind the intrusion," he added.
Ahmad Zahid said the Philippine government would also take legal action against the self-proclaimed Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.
"They are in the midst of collecting further evidence.
"Our Attorney-General is also looking at options on whether Jamalul could be tried in Malaysian courts," he added.