Sabah curfew extended

Recent fishing crew kidnap underlines threat.

Due to threats from Sayyaf, Sabah extends sea curfew

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Due to persistent threats posed by the Abu Sayyaf, Sabah has extended its sea curfew covering three nautical miles off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran – all near the border of Tawi-Tawi’s chain of islands in southern Philippines.

Malaysian media reported that the Sabah’s dusk-to-dawn sea curfew has been extended by yet another two weeks to September 13.

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