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PHL Embassy Conducts Humanitarian Mission in Sabah
After Friday’s shootout left a dozen followers of the Sulu Sultan and two Malaysian security forces dead, Philippine Embassy officials in Malaysia went to Lahad Datu in Sabah to conduct a humanitarian mission to affected Filipinos there.
In a statement on Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the mission was conveyed by Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya and Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Jose Brillantes during a brief meeting with Royal Malaysian Police Inspector General Tan Sri Ismail Omar Sunday morning in Lahad Datu.
“We would like to see how we could work with local authorities in further assisting our nationals affected by the situation,” said Brilliantes.
“We are here in Lahad Datu on a consular, humanitarian mission. We would also like to extend consular assistance to the wounded and other affected nationals, and have access to them once practicable,” Malaya added.
Brillantes was dispatched from Manila to Malaysia last February 25 to assist the Philippine Embassy in handling the situation, the statement said.
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