6 March 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Urges Dialogue to Resolve Situation in Sabah, Malaysia


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is closely following the situation in Sabah, Malaysia.  He urges an end to the violence and encourages dialogue among all the parties for a peaceful resolution of the situation.

The Secretary-General expresses concern about the impact this situation may have on the civilian population, including migrants in the region.  He urges all parties to facilitate delivery of humanitarian assistance and act in full respect of international human rights norms and standards.

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