Malaysia stand-off:UN Chief calls for end to violence

  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an end to violence in Malaysia's Sabah state. 

  • It comes after Malaysia launched a military assault in an attempt to end an incursion by a group of Filipinos who say the land belongs to them. 

  • At least 27 people have been killed since the initially peaceful two-week stand-off erupted into violence.  

  • Malaysian troops hunting the Filipinos said they had found at least 13 bodies. Mr Ban's office said he encouraged all sides to engage in dialogue to resolve the situation peacefully.
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