The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Hussein Haniff, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations. They discussed the recent developments in Sabah, Malaysia. The Secretary-General noted the efforts that were made by the Governments of Malaysia and Philippines to find a peaceful resolution to the situation. He reiterated his hope that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible, and that efforts will continue to be made to ensure respect for human rights and to avoid further loss of life.