New York

06 March 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Sabah, Malaysia

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.