Bombing in Malaysia’s state of Sabah

Another sign of a more volatile, more armed and more contested Asia.

Bloomberg: “This is to soften the ground before troops move in,” Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad, a spokesman for Prime Minister Najib Razak, said in a phone interview, confirming the assault by seven battalions began at about 7 a.m. local time. “We want to get them out.”