Mar 142013


Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

DIGOS CITY, Philippines—The Malaysian government has closed the door to any negotiation to end the crisis in Sabah.

The state-run Radio 24 reported Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying Malaysia will not entertain any negotiations at this time, including one being proposed by third parties such as the Philippine government.

The broadcast was monitored via shortwave radio here.

Asked whether Malaysia would allow third party emissaries to travel to Sabah to meet with the followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III there, Anifah replied, “If something bad happens to them, what effect would it have on Malaysia’s image?”

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