Malaysian police in eastern Sabah state have increased security along its coast to prevent any possible intrusion by militants from the neighbouring Philippines. A report in the Malay Mail says the move follows the Philippines’ launch of a massive manhunt in the southern island of Mindanao, where some 40 Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militants are reported to be on the run. The report says police officers and the Malaysian navy are on alert and are conducting operations along the bordering sea to prevent suspects from entering the state. It says Malaysia has deployed some 1,200 security personnel, including soldiers and police, to Sabah, on the island of Borneo, in the past week. Full Story
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