Philippines Renews Claim to Sabah

The Philippine Foreign Ministry yesterday reissued a 2008 circular reminding the country's government agencies not to refer to the North Borneo state of Sabah as a part of Malaysia. The claim isn't likely to sit well in Kuala Lumpur, which is considerably irritated by the invasion of Sabah's Lahad Datu township by 200-odd followers of the Sultan of Sulu, who crossed the strait between Sabah and the Philippine island of Tawi Tawi on Feb. 9 in an attempt to assert the sultan's ancestral claim to the state.

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