Base to deter Abu Sayyaf

New base to deter Abu Sayyaf in region.

Philippine forward post in Tawi-Tawi

Kota Kinabalu: The Philippine military has set up a base on Panguan island in Tawi-Tawi province near its border with Sabah to prevent it being used as a staging point for piracy and kidnapping by Abu Sayyaf terrorists.

Panguan is an islet between Semporna and Sitangkai, which is the closest major Philippine island to the Malaysian maritime border.

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