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Malaysian stand-off said result of Philippine peace deal


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Malaysian policemen man a road block on a street leading to Kampung Tanduo, the area where the armed men are holding off, in Felda Sahabat outside Lahad Datu town on Borneo island February 18, 2013. About 100 armed men holed up in a village in the Malaysian state of Sabah are refusing to leave, saying they have links with the Sultanate of Sulu in the Philippines which has a historic claim over the northern tip of Borneo island. Malaysia police and army officials have formed a tight security ring around the village, media said, with navy boats patrolling nearby islands. The gunmen landed near the coastal town of Lahad Datu on Tuesday. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad