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Malaysian National Security Council takes control over Sabah standoff

Sultan Jamalul Kiram lll speaks during a news conference at his house in Maharlika Village, Taguig City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A radio report early Wednesday said Malaysia’s National Security Council (NSC) had taken over the standoff situation between the group of Sulu sultanate-led Filipino “intruders” and Malaysian authorities in Sabah.

The extended 48-hour deadline for the group to leave the island, which the sultan of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram III, claims as their land, lapsed after the last hour of Tuesday.

The report said Deputy Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar was coordinating with Sabah police and the military in trying to resolve the standoff.

Sultan Kiram III on Tuesday ignored President Aquino’s warning that his followers, holed up in Tanduao village in Lahad Datu town and numbering 236, would “face the full force of the law.”—Rick Alberto


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  • robert franklin

    JKIII, you are doing injustice to the followers of kiram and his pirates clan holed up in sabah. kiram should surrender and end his selfish act. let your followers return to tawi-tawi while they are still alive. they have fathers, mothers, wife and children waiting for them to come home.

    • Matambaka

      Surrender? What does it mean? It is not found in Tausugs vocabulary… haha

      wake up…

      • my_meowsie

        Then don’t blame Malaysia if things turn ugly. 

      • Matambaka

         The international Community Will surely condemned Malaysia… Its already spread on Social network about your Country’s Landgrabbing scandal.

        BTW,

        from malaysian news: wwwDOTDailyexpressDOTcomDOTmy

        Kota Kinabalu:
        Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh has
        proposed that the Malaysian Government permanently settle the
        long-standing issue raised by the Sultan of Sulu by way of a lump-sum
        compensation payment of RM200 million.

    • Gap Man

      Sorry Mr Franklin, there is no such word SURRENDER  in Tausog vocabulary.

  • rajah_sulaiman

    Instead of the Philippine lawmakers  pushing for an electoral constitutional monarchy (Malaysia)  or a Federal government , which will empower the Sultanate of SULU…The philippine government is in a  Circus of their own.. P’Noy  supporting his senatorial candidates in a divisive campaign. Senate president Enrile  distributing allowances in millions. “Pingky Lacson vs  Miriam “the irked” Santiago on the misuse of funds.. Sen. Pangilinan blaming the  old and ailing Sultan fighting for his legal rights…. P’noy should choose..  Bombing in Sabah? or  terror in Manila?

  • rajah_sulaiman

    Instead of the Philippine lawmakers  pushing for an electoral constitutional monarchy (Malaysia)  or a Federal government , which will empower the Sultanate of SULU…The philippine government is in a  Circus of their own.. P’Noy  supporting his senatorial candidates in a divisive campaign. Senate president Enrile  distributing allowances in millions. “Pingky Lacson vs  Miriam “the irked” Santiago on the misuse of funds.. Sen. Pangilinan blaming the  old and ailing Sultan fighting for his legal rights…. P’noy should choose..  Bombing in Sabah? or  terror in Manila?

    • Gap Man

      Bombing in Sabah!

  • robert franklin

    February 2013, a Jordanian kidnapped (will be murdered anytime). Before in October 2002, an American Marine murdered. In September 2009, these pirates of the sultan killed 2 U.S. sailors and a Filipino marine. All these happened in kiram’s sulu backyard.

    These kirams are despicable tyrants. You give in to them today, next they will claim manila under their sultanate. You would be thinking JKIII is having a vacation with his followers right now in manila, he might be planning terror attack in manila itself. He is dreaming Malacanang Palace, get it?

    • Matambaka

      This kidnappers are the one supported by Malaysia.  Now Malaysia also  volunteer to broker peace agreement with MILF. Shame on Mal@ysia:twitter  who are the brain on this killing of American MArine murdred on .

      In September 2009, these pirates who are supported by Malaysian government of the sultan killed 2 U.S. sailors and a Filipino marine. 

      M@laysia…you are a traitor to the PH!

      • my_meowsie

        Fine then! Maybe Malaysia should stop brokering the peace agreement with MILF, since your government can handle it all by yourselves. Let the conflict with MILF continue and you will see even more bloodshed of your own citizens.  The effort by Malaysia has brought your gov and MILF the closest to a peace agreement in about 40 years, but I guess that’s not what you want, right? And BTW, since you mentioned Malaysia being a traitor to the PH, it’s ditto right back at you. What a way to bite back at the hands that feed some 800,000 of your citizens who don’t even have a place in your country by trespassing into a recognized territory of Malaysia and claim the rights to it, even after your gov has called them back and agreed to pursue this matter using the right channel. Not to mention the amount of your citizens who are here illegally and creating troubles for Sabahans everywhere. 

      • Matambaka

        Pay the Right Amount of RENT..You Landgrabber and Thieves the 70 Billion Profits from youur Landlord Sabahs resources but you are frauding the rigful owner by supporting rebellion so as not to revive the Sabah issue.

      • Matambaka

        from malaysian news: wwwDOTDailyexpressDOTcomDOTmy

        Kota Kinabalu:
        Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh has
        proposed that the Malaysian Government permanently settle the
        long-standing issue raised by the Sultan of Sulu by way of a lump-sum
        compensation payment of RM200 million.

        =========
        RM200 Million is almost 2.6 Billyon Pesos lang ang buong sabah? Malaysia is profiting from OIL alone almost $70 Billion a year! for several decades…

         

      • Gap Man

        my_meowsie stupid idoit! the reason why theres no peace on Mindanao its because of Malaysia backing up these rebels to divert claim over Sabah, and BTW, there are only 800,000 Filipinos who are there in Malaysia compare to your Malaysian traitor countrymen who benefited for many years from the land (Sabah) you don’t own. You dont even have the right to say those Filipino trespassing to Sabah because its owned by them, and as you said, Sabah is just recognized by Malaysia and claim the right to it. TAKE NOTE of your comments (claiming the right to it) But they knew from the bigenning they dont own it, its the Sultan of Sulu who owned it. and those Filipinos? are not there illegally. Moron! By hook or by croke! Malaysian gov’t do not want this matter be elevated to the UN its because history and by presentation of evidence it will not favor them.

  • Matambaka

    Harris suggests RM200m formula

    Published on: Thursday, February 28, 2013Kota Kinabalu: Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh has proposed that the Malaysian Government permanently settle the long-standing issue raised by the Sultan of Sulu by way of a lump-sum compensation payment of RM200 million.
    “I appeal to the Federal Government to consider settling once and for all the issue of the claim and the yearly payment to the Sultan of Sulu,” he said in a statement, here, Wednesday.
    He said the suggested amount of RM200 million was merely equivalent to the monthly expenses for the armed forces to control Sabah’s coastline.
    Towards this end, Harris said he had written to Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein that RM50 million is to be allocated from the RM200 million direct to the Sulu Sultan’s descendants while the balance for the development of a Felda-style settlement scheme in Mindanao.
    “This will benefit both the heirs of the sultan as well as the people of Mindanao,” he said, adding that the Malaysian Government should deal directly with the Sultan of Sulu rather than talking to leaders of the intruders at Lahad Datu.
    He said any confrontation of arms would definitely cause casualties on both sides. “It can be expected that Malaysian security forces will come out with flying colours. But the scars will remain forever, just like other countries such as Northern Ireland, Spain and many others.
    “These unsatisfied issues will remain and crop up from time to time.
    Therefore, it is in our interest, in particular Sabah, to have friendly neighbours,” he said.
    Harris said Malaysia must acknowledge that no matter what, it was impossible to control every part or metre of Sabah over a 1,000km coastline right from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu.
    “Thus, it is important these issues be settled amicably once for all and be friends among the Malay stock countries.
    Everything will then be running smoothly in the Asean countries to move forward to become a developed Asia.
    China has already led the way.
    “The issue on who and who are Sabahans or for that matter Malaysian, does not arise anymore.
    All those citizenship with legally issued Identity Card are a fait accompli issue.
    “Surely it is not the intention to trace the original Sabahans, who are reportedly only the descendants of Murut and Rungus.
    The rest – the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians and others – were descendants of immigrants a few hundred years ago,” he said.
    People are free to go anywhere they like since it is expected that in the next 50 to 100 years from now there would be no more borders among the countries.

  • NaatabYacuba

    If the Philippine government would not support the Sultan of Sulu to reclaim what is rightfully theirs, let us show our support by donating money to them.

    Please open an account, that Filipinos around the world could send money to.

  • Matambaka

     from malaysian news: wwwDOTDailyexpressDOTcomDOTmy

    Kota Kinabalu:
    Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh has
    proposed that the Malaysian Government permanently settle the
    long-standing issue raised by the Sultan of Sulu by way of a lump-sum
    compensation payment of RM200 million.

    =========
    RM200 Million is almost 2.6 Billyon Pesos lang ang buong sabah? Malaysia is profiting from OIL alone almost $70 Billion a year! for several decades…

     

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

    MALAYSIA IS THE SQUATER PILIPINOS IS THE OWNER OF THE LAND! 

  • aldric alvian

    The land is belong to that i suppose but sabah not. u knw what, go on fighting for land n disturb the peace between country, u knw what will happen. people in Sabah life will be threaten. Both country might not be totally injured. But people in Sabah are going to. we Malaysian got family and friends living there. so be considerated. n plus, do u think people will go join Philipines when Malaysia the one that built them like now. i get it my country kinda had suck government but people here still live peacefully. honestly not always though. sometimes clash, sometimes dont. that life i guess. peace. :)



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