Cross border trade between Malaysia and ARMM’s island provinces to reopen on Feb. 1

The cross border trade between Sabah, Malaysia and island provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be reopened on February 1, almost a year after it was shut down, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) secretary Abdul Khayr Alonto announced on Wednesday.
Alonto told “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” at the Abreeza Mall that no less Musa Aman, Chief Minister of Sabah, made the announcement regarding the lifting of the trade embargo after a string of kidnapping incidents involving Malaysian victims by the Abu Sayyaf Group in the island provinces.
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