Monday, March 4, 2013

MILF admits Sabah Uprising hurting chances of concluding peace accord in Mindanao

Twenty one people were killed after clashes between Malaysian security forces and the "Royal Army" of the Sultan of Sulu raged for the third straight day. Idjirani, spokesperson of the Kirams, said that the firefight continues as parties try to come up with a lasting solution to the problem.

Malaysian opposition groups have started lambasting Prime Minister Najib, accusing the Malaysian head of pussy footing and doing practically nothing to diffuse the situation. Same case with the Philippine president Benigno S. Aquino III who seems clueless as to the effects of this thing happening first to the ongoing peace talks between the government and the MILF and its direct effects on Noynoy's popularity.

The MILF has already admitted that the Sabah uprising has affected the on-going peace talks. It seems that the Sabah uprising will definitely scar the negotiations as it enters its final stage.