Published: Friday March 15, 2013 MYT 11:51:00 PM
Updated: Saturday March 16, 2013 MYT 12:30:04 AM
Lahad Datu: Azzimudie has not fled Sabah, Kiram family insists
By SHAUN HO
LAHAD DATU: The Kiram family has refuted reports that Azzimudie Kiram, leader of the Sulu terrorist group, has fled Sabah.
"That is propaganda of Malaysia so as not to disturb their elections because their elections are nearing. It is a counter strategy," said Abraham Idjirani (pix), spokesman of the self-styled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.
"If Azzimudie is here (in the Philippines), he will only be arrested. I last spoke to him at 2pm (Friday) and he is still in Sabah."
Earlier, Armed Forces chief Tan Sri Jeneral Zulkifeli Mohd Zin said Azzimudie had fled to his native southern Philippines.
He said security forces had come to this conclusion after vetting through information received and intelligence.
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