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News articles and special reports related to rebels and rebellion in South-East Asia. We cover rebellion and civilian uprising in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand. The Adverse Private Forces we primarily focus here are Malaysian, Indonesian, Filipino, Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese rebel groups, as well as events featuring civilian uprising in the region.




Chinese tourist and hotel receptionist kidnapped in Malaysia. Suspected insurgents from Philippines seized women from tourist resort before fleeing in speedboat, officials say. By AP, The Guardian, April 3, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

Malaysia launches air strikes against squatter sultan's Filipino army. The assault follows firefights in Malaysia's eastern Sabah state that killed eight police officers and 19 Filipino gunmen who in February snuck in by boat and claimed the land as part of a sultanate under a Filipino clan leader. By AP, The Guardian, March 5, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

Malaysia Flare-Up Illustrates Volatility. Malaysia's move to launch airstrikes and send in ground troops to flush out an armed Filipino Muslim clan from a remote Borneo village illustrates how border tensions across Asia can flare up in unpredictable ways. By James Hookway, Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2013: TEXT | PICTURES | MAPS



Are we revolutionaries?’ debate ethnic leaders. Ethnic leaders of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), comprising representatives of 16 ethnic armed groups, debated on Friday whether to include the words “revolution” and “revolutionaries” in a draft document when referring to themselves. By Tun Tun Thein, Democratic Voice of Burma, July 26, 2014: TEXT PICTURES

800 Civilians Newly Displaced by Fighting in Shan States. De De Poe Jeing, secretary of the Ta’ang Women’s Organization, said more than 800 people had fled Mong Poe village and arrived at nearby Namkham town on the Burma-China border. By Nyein Nyein, The Irrawaddy, July 25, 2014: TEXT PICTURE

Clashes Continue Between SSA and Burma Army. Fighting has erupted between the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and the Burma Army in the eastern Shan State, where hundreds of displaced people have taken shelter for about two weeks. By Nyein Nyein, The Irrawaddy, July 22, 2014: TEXT PICTURE

Rebel cease-fire fuels Myanmar land grabs: groups. Land grabs have intensified in eastern Myanmar after a cease-fire between Karen ethnic minority rebels and the army paved the way for developers to enter the resource-rich area. By AFP, The China Post, March 6, 2013: TEXT



Modest’ progress in Kuala Lumpur talks. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended four days of talks on the draft Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) in Kuala Lumpur with “modest progress” and agreed to meet again in Manila. By TJ Burgonio, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 12, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

Philippines signs long-awaited peace deal with Muslim rebels. Under the accord, called the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Moro rebels agreed to end violence and their demand for a separate state in exchange for broader autonomy. By AP, The Guardian, March 24, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

What is behind the fighting in the Philippines' Zamboanga? The insurgents, numbering around 180, are believed to be led by Habier Malik, a veteran MNLF commander who has been involved in many other armed attacks in the past, including a similar one in Zamboanga 12 years ago. By Jonathan Headh, BBC News, September 13, 2013: TEXT | PICTURES | MAP

Philippine army rescue more than a hundred hostages. By Catharina Moh, BBC News, September 17, 2013: VIDEO

Philippines orders trespassing clan out of Malaysia. Strongman in southern Philippines sends in armed followers to reinforce his claim to sultanate on island of Sabah.The Guardian, February 26, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO

Filipino rebels attack Del Monte complex; one dead. Philippine officials say more than 100 communist guerrillas stormed one of the world's largest pineapple plantations in the country's south, killing a guard, burning farm equipment and seizing firearms in their biggest attack so far this year. By AP, The China Post, February 21, 2013: TEXT

Philippines, Muslim rebels announce preliminary peace pact; guerrilla forces to be deactivated. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday his government reached a preliminary peace agreement with the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ending a decades-long rebellion in the country’s south. By Eileen Ng, Jim Gomez, AP, Montreal Gazette, October 8, 2012: click here

More about insurgency and rebellion is Southeast Asia in the TERRORISM IN ASIA page



Thailand's south hit by deadly blast. At least two people have been killed and 36 others injured in a car-bomb explosion outside the Hotel Holiday in Yala province's Betong district, police say. Al Jazeera, July 26, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

Thai military aims to revive peace talks with Muslim rebels. Udomdet Sitabutr, secretary-general of the military's National Council for Peace and Order, said talks, brokered by Malaysia, with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) insurgent group would restart after stalling last year. By Pracha Hariraksapita, The Star, June 30, 2014: TEXT

Insurgents killed during dawn raid on Thai military base. Thai military says 16 Muslim insurgents killed in Narathiwat Province in Southern Thailand. By John Sparks, Channel 4 News, February 13, 2013: VIDEO




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