Sultan Jamalul Kiram

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano The noisy Filipino went at it again. All the commentators, from traditional media to social media, could simply not help themselves. We had to bash ourselves again, maybe because the rest of the world had nothing but good to say about us. When people have gotten used to being failures, they do not know what to do with success. Democracy Read More …

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III talks to family members inside his house in suburban Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Malaysian security forces have waged several gunbattles since March 1 against about 200 Filipinos who began occupying a coastal village last month to revive a long-dormant territorial claim to Malaysia's eastern Sabah state in Borneo. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

By Mike Frialde The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III is disowning a supposed agreement between his brother and the government on “disengaging” the sultanate’s armed followers in Sabah with Malaysian security forces, saying he is against it. Jamalul told reporters yesterday that he had not authorized his younger brother Esmail Kiram II to discuss the issue of disengagement with Interior Read More …

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas After President Aquino virtually gave the go-signal to Malaysian authorities to bombard, assault and arrest Filipinos in Lahad Datu by basically declaring them as common criminals, Malacanang officials are now supposedly voicing concern about alleged abuses by Malaysian soldiers on our countrymen in Sabah. “This kind of treatment on our Filipino citizens or Filipino nationals is unacceptable,” Valte Read More …

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By Bernie Lopez  Noynoy’s big geopolitical blunders are starting to emerge – first, Spratleys, now, Sabah. As in the Spratleys, the thing that makes the issue a dilemma is OIL, which the Malaysians will not easily give up. For them, like the Chinese, oil is non-negotiable. But so is territorial ownership for the Tausugs, so it seems. In oil lies the impasse. What exactly did Read More …

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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star  Judging from the comments now being received in my feedback mailbox, it’s evident that many Filipinos have seen through the pattern of deception that was woven by the Sultanate of Sulu and his followers. Asking Filipinos to support their cause, even at the risk of a Philippine-Malaysian war, when in their heart of Read More …

Malaysian military taking dead Filipino (Photo credit: AFP)

PerryScope By Perry Diaz   From the get-go of the Sabah incident, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III appeared to be too accommodating to Malaysia.  Recently, a news account reported that P-Noy was bent on extraditing Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his Tausug followers to Malaysia despite the absence of an extradition treaty between the two countries.  The news report attributed the story to Justice Secretary Leila Read More …

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Source: Free Malaysia Today Those who became Malaysian citizens under Project IC will be the most affected. MANILA: The majority, if not all, of the 800,000 Filipinos based in Sabah may be sent back to the Philippines on the premise that they had acquired their Malaysian citizenship illegally over the past 20 years under a controversial systematic granting of citizenship to foreigners dubbed Project IC Read More …

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By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya Malaysia treats the Philippines like dirt and Malacañang takes it with hardly a whimper. News reports relate the harrowing experience of Filipinos under the hands of Malaysian security forces who are conducting a sweep of the Sabah to capture the forces of Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, younger brother of Jamalul Kiram III and one of the heirs of the Sultan of Read More …

Police officers, including the elite Special Action Force, leaving Kampung Pinggir Bakau after a 6.30am raid in search of Agbimuddin and his men. (Pic by Mohd Radzi Bujang)

Source: News Strait Times HAVEN FOR IMMIGRANTS: 33 held after house-to-house search in terrorist hideout THE leader of the terrorist group in Sabah, Agbimuddin Kiram, was believed to have given security forces the slip when they raided a settlement in Kampung Pinggir Bakau, here, yesterday. Agbimuddin, the brother of Jamalul Kiram III, the self-proclaimed sultan of Sulu, was believed to have been hiding in the Read More …

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By REY O. ARCILLA MALAYA ‘When Del Rosario admitted that the missing letter of Kiram’s brother to Noynoy had been with the DFA all this time, he didn’t sound convincing at all. He was not even the foreign secretary at the time the letter reached his Department.’ Sultan Jamalul Kiram declared a unilateral cease-fire. Malaysia rejected it and said his followers will all be “destroyed” Read More …