Could Sabah become a regional flashpoint?


Asia Sentinel            

COMMENT If it weren't for many so unnecessary deaths - and the apparent Malaysian need to act tough in advance of its pending national election - the confrontation in Sabah between Malaysian authorities and supporters of the pretender to the sultanate of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram III, might have seemed comic.


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Could Sabah become a regional flashpoint?

Asia Sentinel,

COMMENT If it weren't for many so unnecessary deaths - and the apparent Malaysian need to act tough in advance of its pending national election - the confrontation in Sabah between Malaysian authorities and supporters of the pretender to the sultanate of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram III, might have seemed comic.


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