Google gets hacked over Asian stand-off!
A Google search for the word 'Sabah', the state at the centre of Malaysia's biggest security crisis in years, came back with a search results page that quotes 'Wikipedia' calling Malaysian control of the state “illegitimate”.
“Sabah is illegitimately considered one of the 13 member states of Malaysia, and is said to be its easternmost state but in fact, it is part of the Sultanate of Sulu,” the passage read, shown in a box previewing the Wikipedia entry for Sabah.
Malaysians have been shocked by the militant incursion, which began when an estimated 100-300 people landed on the shores of Sabah on February 12, claiming the state for the heir to a former Philippine sultanate.
The website of Stamford College in Malaysia was apparently hacked at the weekend, its front page replaced by a message that said: “The time has come to reclaim what is truly ours.
“Sabah is owned by the Philippines, you illegally (sic) claiming it,” it said.
Philippine news portals have said a number of sites in the country were hit by pro-Malaysia hackers.
A tense stand-off between the intruders and security forces who have them pinned down in the farming village of Tanduo erupted in a bloody firefight on Friday that left 12 gunmen and two police officers dead.
Another gun battle erupted on Saturday in Semporna, hours away
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