29 May 2017

News Story: Malaysia offers help in Philippines fight vs terrorists

MANILA, Philippines - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has expressed full support for the Philippines following the terrorist attack in Marawi City that prompted President Duterte to declare martial law in the whole of Mindanao.

“Malaysia condemns the attack on Marawi City by groups linked to Daesh that led to casualties of government forces and displacement of civilians,” Razak tweeted on Thursday, using another name for the Islamic State.

“I have full confidence in the Philippines and will offer our full support,” he added.

He also stressed that the crisis must not derail the ongoing Mindanao peace process.

Malaysia has served as facilitator during the peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Razak came to the Philippines in 2014 when the peace agreement was signed between the negotiating panels in the presence of former president Benigno Aquino III.

Read the full story at PhilStar