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Use of fighter jets against Filipinos in Sabah is illegal

Via concerned citizen movement

USE OF FIGHTER JETS AGAINST FILIPINOS IN SABAH IS ILLEGAL

The use of modern fighter jets and air strikes against the followers
of the Sultanate of Sulu is illegal. Under human rights law, the use
of force in police operations should be absolutely necessary and
strictly proportional to the threat posed by the Filipinos in Sabah.
Moreover, respect for the right to life of a police suspect requires
that the nature and degree of force used be proportionate to the
threat posed by the suspect to the safety and security of the police
officers, other individuals and society as a whole. Malaysian law
enforcement officials should, as far as possible, apply non-violent
means before resorting to force, and in particular, the resort to
airstrikes.

Since the use of force against the Filipinos involved in the standoff
is illegal, Malaysia has committed an internationally wrongful act.
Accordingly, the Philippine government, in addition to espousing the
rights of its nationals, should also demand that the international
community should ask Malaysia to cease and desist from further
breaching human rights law. It should later be asked to pay
compensation to the victims of its use of disproportionate use of
force.

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