Published: Friday March 15, 2013 MYT 1:26:00 PM
Updated: Friday March 15, 2013 MYT 2:34:40 PM
Lahad Datu: Philippines, Malaysia to work closely to flush out gunmen
By EDMUND NGO
TAIPING: The Philippines 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 Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was expressed by the Philippines secretary of national defence Voltaire Gazmin when he visited Putrajaya on Thursday.
"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 here on Friday.
"Philippines will also use their intelligence network to find out who is the mastermind behind the intrusion," he added.
Ahmad Zahid said the Philippines 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.
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