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International relations

Philippines and Malaysia diplomatic row heats up over Sabah

Envoys from both countries to be summoned to explain territorial claims

TOKYO -- Diplomats from the Philippines and Malaysia are quarreling over the territory of Sabah, one of Malaysia's 13 states.

Foreign Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. of the Philippines claimed in a tweet on Monday that "Sabah is not in Malaysia," asserting Philippine control over the territory.

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