KOTA KINABALU, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Schramm Cayetano has clarified that Manila is not involved in statements on issues pertaining to the claim on Sabah.
He said during the Asean Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Singapore recently, he did not raise the matter on the Sabah claim saying that such claims were never recognised by Malaysia and the Sabah state government.
"But he said Cayetano had approached him to clarify that 'because of politics, someone is trying to promote himself'," adding that the Philippines Foreign Secretary did not mention any name.
"He (Cayetano) was saying Malaysia and the Philippines enjoy a good bilateral relation, so we do not want one statement to make our relationship go sour.
"I just said thank you very much and we fully appreciate the clarification," he said when met by reporters at a programme with the Chinese community of the Kimanis parliamentary constituency here tonight.....