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The Malaysian government said the police and military presence in the area was being doubled, while the religious group said an undetermined number of supporters from the southern Philippines had entered the area to reinforce those supporting the claim.
Gunmen have killed five policemen in Malaysia’s Sabah state where members of an armed faction from the Philippines have been facing off with security forces as they stake an ancient claim to the remote corner of Borneo island. Police on Friday tried to end the standoff with scores of followers of the sultan of Sulu, a south Philippine region, who occupied a Sabah village in February to press their claim. Two policemen and 12 followers of the sultan were killed.
The killing of the five policemen late on Saturday, in an ambush on police hunting followers of the sultan, will reinforce fears that insecurity is spreading in a region rich in resources that has been of increasing interest to investors. Malaysia’s inspector general of police, Ismail Omar, tried to ease any worries on Sunday, saying the situation was under control.
Ten Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) was found dead endangered and is thought to have been poisoned, according to Malaysian officials, Tuesday (01/29/2013). They released a poignant photo shows a baby elephant who sniff and caress its mother.
Sabah Wildlife Department has formed a special task force together and organization WWF police to investigate the death of elephants. Director of the Sabah Wildlife Department, Laurentius Ambu said it received a report Wednesday that the death of pygmy elephants in the forests of Mount Rara, 130 kilometers from Tawau, Sabah.
“Earlier this year, two of eight elephants that had rotted carcass found near settlements. We believe that all these elephant-related deaths,” he said in an official statement. Mon Nathan, senior veterinary department, suspect animals that died from poisoning after discovering severe ulceration and bleeding in the digestive tract.
“It’s really a very sad sight to see all the elephants die, especially one dead female with a three month old baby who was alive to the side trying to wake her,” he said.
Travel agencies offer Singaporean Muslim Crescentrating today issued the results of a poll of the most hostile for Muslims to spend the holidays. Apparently, Malaysia topped the 50 countries.Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday (16/1), the results of this study are based on how the country needs as Muslims celebrate their holidays, including ease in getting halal food. Hotels in the country should also be able to meet the needs of Muslim guests.
These countries will be given a value ranging from one to ten where ten is the best value. As a result, Malaysia came out a winner after getting the value 8.3. Egypt ranked second with a value of 6.7, followed by the United Arab Emirates and Turkey with the same value 6.6 in third place.Saudi Arabia was ranked fourth with a value of 6.4 and Singapore in fifth place with a value of 6.3. Meanwhile, Indonesia, Morocco, and Jordan had to share a place in the top six with a value of 6.1, followed by Brunei Darussalam, Qatar, Tunisia, and Oman, ranked seventh with a value of 6.0.
Director Crescentrating Bahardeen Fazal said the survey was taken from the point of view of the Muslim traveler in seeing how the country can meet their needs. ”Malaysia is one of the few countries where you can find mosques in almost every location, whether it’s in a shopping center or airport.”He said when Malaysia is currently the focus of an increase in tourism in recent years back, but Indonesia, the largest Muslim country universal, it has not done that well.
He called the main problem facing Indonesia is the country’s government can not provide facilities for Muslim travelers looking for halal food, even for locals this is not an important issue.Fazal said that Saudi Arabia actually emerged as the most hostile country for Muslim holidays this year since the survey began two years ago.
The issue of the border between Indonesia and Malaysia is often the case, but in 2014 the issue was expected to be settled amicably. One that stands out is the existence stakes official border between the two countries on the border line between the Indonesian part of Borneo and Sarawak-Sabah, Malaysia.
“But for the border with Malaysia is expected to be completed in the United Indonesia Cabinet II vol. We’ve committed to get it done,” said Defence Minister, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, after holding the 39th General Session of the Malaysia-Indonesia Border Committee (GBC Malindo) in Jakarta, Thursday.
He was optimistic that the target date could happen to see some progress that has been gained technical team border. Agenda for the 39th Session of the GBC Malindo include reporting progress with field operations, reporting progress with the non-operation, exposure to implementation plans Exercise Combined Joint Army Space 9 AB/2013 Ocean, and reporting progress Security Agreement 1984.
“Especially for the joint exercise, the plan emphasizes counter-terrorism raid to be carried out early in 2013 in North Sumatra,” he said. GBC Malindo a forum for cross-sectoral policy coordination and technical functions implemented with the involvement of various elements such as armed forces, police, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant agencies of both countries.
A water theme park with a floating stage for orchestral performances in the middle, the largest duty-free shop in South East Asia and an adventure park are among future projects to be developed at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP).
They would be built in the vicinity of the Karambunai resort area where there are lots of sea sports
activities.KKIP Land and Business Development Senior Manager Lawrence Kimkuan said the industrial zones within KKIP have all been fully developed and are ready to be taken up by investors.So far, KKIP has managed to develop all of its 800 acres allocated for industrial purposes. It has also successfully developed other zones of the park into commercial and residential areas.
“Now, we are going to move into leisure and tourism aspect of the park.Unfortunately, the State Government has yet to approve our application to develop this zone. But it is coming,” said Kimkuan.The zone in question has actually been gazetted for tourism.However, KKIP still needs to gain approval from the State Government.