Chapters: Celebes Sea, Sibutu Passage, Balabac Strait. Source:
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charge. Excerpt: The Malaysia-Philippines border is a maritime
boundary located in the South China, Sulu and Celebes Seas. It
separates the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is on the island of
Borneo, and the Sulu Islands of the southern Philippines. The
border is the result of the division of the Sulu Sultanate through
the cession of its territories to colonial powers. The British
gained control of the northeast shores of Borneo, which became
known as North Borneo and subsequently Sabah, while the rest of the
Sulu Islands fell under Spanish control and later United States
rule. The Philippines still officially claim Sabah as part of its
territory, arguing the validity of the cession by the Sultan of
Sulu. Malaysia and the Philippines are also parties to the
multinational claims over the Spratly Islands and both countries
have overlapping claims over some islands of the archipelago. The
historical connections of the people living on both sides of the
border has resulted in the border being extremely porous, with a
lot of illegal immigration from the Philippines occurring. The
porous border has also resulted in several incidents of
cross-border raids and kidnapping by armed groups from the
Philippines on Malaysian towns and resorts on the east coast of
Sabah. The Malaysian-Philippine border consists of two segments.
The first segment is the portion that has already been delimited
through treaty. The second segment has yet to be delimited because
it is in the Spratly Islands area in the South China Sea where the
two countries have overlapping claims over the continental shelf
and islands. Three treaties defined the territorial extent of the
Philippine archipelago, of which two are r...http:
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