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‘Chopper dropped flyers urging Kiram followers to leave Sabah’

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Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A helicopter hovered over the village in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Sunday night and dropped flyers urging the followers of Sultan Sulu Jamalul Kiram III to leave the place and return to Tawi-Tawi, said the leader of the Sulu sultan’s so-called “royal forces.”

Raja Muda Agmibuddin Kiram said he was told that the helicopter arrived in Tanduao village in Lahad Datu town at about 10 p.m. and dropped the flyers.

“The message was written in Tausug. It was discouraging the Tausugs who are here with us,” Raja Muda told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a mobile phone interview.

“But we will not leave this place. We are ready to defend what is rightfully ours,” he added.

However, he said he himself did not see the helicopter nor heard the sound of it hovering over the area.

Raja Muda denied that there were children who went with them when they occupied the village on Feb 9. But he said eight women were with them to join their husbands.


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Tags: DFA , Diplomacy , Foreign affairs , Global Nation , Jamalul Kiram III , Malaysia , Sabah , Sultanate of Sulu , territorial claims , territorial disputes

  • Matambaka

    Dami namang propaganda para sunko lang..paano sunuko kung feel at home na sila sa Sabah…

    Ang taong determinado at matagal nang niloloko tumitigas din ang ulo.

    Go Sulu Royal Forces….

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ned1987 Lyrical Assassìn Nèð

    pag nagkagyera na, lalaban na tayong mga pilipino, para sa kapwa pilipino.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.cadigal Edward Cadigal

    Kiram and his followers should abide the 48 hours deadline by the Malaysian government.

    • http://www.facebook.com/syrel.moquia Syrel Moquia

      NO NEED TO LEAVE … SABAH is our homeland. LAND of the Filipino people not for Malaysia.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Some similarities to the Palestinian conflict and hopefully it will be negotiated peacefully. The alternative will be very bad for both the Philippines and Malaysia. Right now Malaysia never offered to negotiate.

  • Albert Einstien

    MALAYSIA get out of SABAH NOW……..50 years of PLUNDER is MORE than ENOUGH……MALASia spokeperson pnoy govt…CLAIM SABAH NOW to UN-ICJ..asap……..

  • kismaytami

    the thief malaysia will never negotiate to give a just “rental fee” to the heirs, because they need more money to continue funding, training and supporting their lapdog terrorist groups in Mindanao to keep the PH government’s focus away from Sabah claim.
    the thief malaysia will never allow the issue to be brought before an international arbitration because they know that they don’t have even a single proof to legitimize their annexation of a private property of Sulu’s Sultanate.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OS3MVCRQH7UV4MJRZURFNIXGBI Cho

    Philippine should drop flyers to Malaysians to leave North Borneo.

  • giltor

    hey marlon ramos,

    How could we win if you and inquirer keep on writing “malaysian” state of sabah?

    We are losing by default our bansa with that kind of attitude. Even mentioning bangsamoro as such has a great implication. Do people really comprehend what bangsa means?

    Perhaps in your fertile imagination. Or pdi and your writers are paid by the bhumiputa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/syrel.moquia Syrel Moquia

    Our OFFICIAL herein the Philippines are COWARD to protect our HOMELAND SABAH.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    ANO MAPAPALA MO SA PRESIDENTENG KALBO KUNG TATAY NIYA AY NAG HUDAS SA BANSA SA PAG ANGKIN NG SABAH NATIONAL INTEREST PINAG UUSAPAN D2 TAMA SI MARCOS!



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