Authorities examine body with Malik’s IDs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 11:31

Authorities have yet to confirm the whereabouts of Moro National Liberation Front Commander Habier Malik after identification cards belonging to him were found on the possession of a slain MNLF fighter in Sta. Barbara and Sta.Catalina.

Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan Jr. said police and military officials have yet to determine Malik’s whereabouts.

He said authorities are still double-checking if the body where the IDs where found is indeed that of Malik.

“Vina-validate pa namin ang body... Specifically ang PNP, sila ang nagha-handle ng post-forensic examination,” he said.

For his part, PNP spokesman Sr. Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said the body is still being investigated at the PNP crime laboratory.

Earlier, AFP information chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said Malik is one of the five commanders of the MNLF forces that had briefly taken control over parts of the city for nearly three weeks.

As for Misuari, Zagala said their information indicates he is still in Sulu, but declined to elaborate.