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Sulu gunmen call for ceasefire

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia—The Sultanate of Sulu is seeking a ceasefire with Malaysian armed forces in Lahad Datu, Sabah, saying that the group of Filipino gunmen need time to bury their dead.

“Malaysia is a Muslim nation so they should understand that we need to bury our dead,” said Abraham Idjirani, secretary-general of the Sulu Sultanate and spokesman for Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.

“I hope Malaysia will reconsider its position,” he said in a telephone interview from Manila on Friday.

Idjirani said that of the 235 people composing the group, 10 were shot dead by Malaysian armed forces.

Of the 10 dead, one was a woman, he said, adding that four were wounded.

The group, holed up in the seaside village of Tanduo, is led by Jamalul’s brother, Raja Muda Azzimudie Kiram.

Idjirani said Azzimudie intended to hold on to his position as their purpose for storming Tanduo — to live in peace and have the Malaysian government recognize their ownership of the state —remained the same.

He also claimed that the Malaysian forces had attempted to dig their way in to the area at around 6 a.m. Thursday but soon withdrew.

The shooting began at 10.30 a.m.

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Tags: Lahad Datu , Malaysia , Philippines , Sabah , Sabah claim , Sultanate of Sulu , Sulu , Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III

  • rinom

    the bile is telling us,,, if they say they want peace, sudden destruction will come.

  • Tun Mohd Firdaus


    And if anyone saves a life, it would
    be as if he saved the life of all people. Quran 5:32

    Goodness and evil are not
    equal.Repel evil with what is better.Then that person with whom there was
    hatred,may become your intimate friend!And no one will be granted such goodness
    except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,none but people of the
    greatest good fortune.Quran 41:34-35

    we malaysian do not condone violence.
    it’s wrong to disturbed and hurt others. i dont know what wrong with u
    personally. but the behavior u show seem to be related to mental disability who
    love blood, violence, sadness that similar to criminal psychopath… go and see

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexalbert-Mistisma/100002487384073 Alexalbert Mistisma

       Return the land that is not yours, then it will be OK…

      • http://twitter.com/lye007 Lye

        Neither do their land that their ancestors have forsaken for decades and now people of sabah wont easily bow to ridiculuous demand… Start the talk it will end to nowhere…. Frustration is guaranteed….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexalbert-Mistisma/100002487384073 Alexalbert Mistisma

        That is not TRUE!

      • http://twitter.com/lye007 Lye

        Which one is true then?… U are gonna bring to icj with ex parte hearing?… Keep on dreaming…

      • Tun Mohd Firdaus

        Make a claim to world court… Then if it decide it yours take it.. Why intrude this country with all type of weapon.. Just dont undrstnd how ur educatiom teach u about morality..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexalbert-Mistisma/100002487384073 Alexalbert Mistisma

        it was done long time back …now 50years

      • http://twitter.com/lye007 Lye

        Yeah keep waiting for another 500 years….

      • Alexalbert Mistisma

         I believe….it wont take long… They are so serious to take it back!

      • antonioiban

        Its beyond that also….we fight…first…kill all intruders…. negotiate later

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexalbert-Mistisma/100002487384073 Alexalbert Mistisma

       If your country kills all those Sultan of Sulu Army, you are facing a long term consequences…

      Start a negotiation in the Table..

      • Tun Mohd Firdaus

        Even ur leader agree with us. So sad…

      • antonioiban

        Its beyond that……3 more…days…..the most….

  • pagkakaisa

    Rise up Filipinos for our Tausug brothers in North Borneo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    Napansin na ang mga Tausog ng UN without the help of haring Noynoying. Finally magsisimula na ang paguusap na pilit iniiwasan ni Noynoy. Simula palang naman umiiwas na si Retard, kahit before mag presidente di umaattend ng debate, baket? Kasi pag natalo baka maisigaw nya ang mga salitang Mama at Papa.

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