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Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines expressed “grave concern” Sunday over allegations that innocent Filipinos in Malaysia are being abused after being caught up in fighting in Sabah with followers of an obscure sultanate.

Fifty-three militants and eight police officers have been shot dead since a group of armed Filipino Islamists arrived in the state last month to resurrect long-dormant land claims of a self-proclaimed Philippine sultan.

Local press reports in the Philippines have claimed that innocent Filipinos were being beaten and shot by Malaysian security forces as part of the crackdown against followers of self-declared Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. Sabah police have denied the allegations.

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said government agencies will document these latest reports as it called on Malaysia to clarify the alleged incidents.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs views with grave concern the alleged rounding up of community members… in Sabah and the alleged violations of human rights reported in the media by some Filipinos,” a statement said.

“The allegations are alarming and should be properly and immediately addressed by concerned authorities,” said the statement.

Sabah police chief Hamza Taib, when asked about reports in the Philippine media quoting Filipino nationals recounting abuse by Malaysian security forces, denied these reports. “There is no such thing,” he said on Sunday.

President Benigno Aquino’s spokeswoman Abigail Valte also voiced concern following the reports.

“This kind of treatment on our Filipino citizens or Filipino nationals is unacceptable,” Valte told reporters.

She said the Philippines had long called for “humane treatment” for Kiram’s followers who entered Sabah last month in an attempt to claim the Malaysian state for the sultanate.

“What more our Filipino nationals who are not in any way involved in the situation in Sabah? They have just gotten caught up because they are residing there. That is unacceptable,” she said.

So far 85 people have been arrested for possible links to the intruders in Sabah, Malaysian officials have said.

Valte reiterated the Philippine government’s appeal for the followers of Kiram to lay down their arms and surrender.

But she also reiterated that the Philippines was asking Malaysian authorities to let Filipino diplomats have full access to arrested Filipinos to provide them with consular assistance.

She also recalled that Aquino had personally asked Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier to ensure that the estimated 800,000 Filipinos in Sabah would not be persecuted despite the crisis.

Filipino Muslims from the southern Philippines have been crossing the maritime border with Sabah freely for centuries, to find work and to trade. Many have lived in Sabah for years.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SFC6PFQERXWY2ISNUISVI7JNMQ cykun

    Days ago Malaysia accuses the Royal Forces as barbarians. Now that the Royal Forces responded to UN’s call for peaceful resolution, Malaysia just ignored and continued their massacre like warfreaks. Now who is the barbarian? Media from other countries has no access to actual situation of Sabah conflict because of media blackout, instead relied on manipulated news from Malaysia media. There were worst war than this before but media has access to get the accurate information. Is this how the Malaysia cover their failures?

    • PurpleDaisy13

      re: “Now who is the barbarian?”

      Malaysian lying-thieves are the barbarians still living in the Stone Age:

      01. youtube,com/watch?v=JI5WMmWQzI4

      02. liveleak,com/view?i=5ab_1172940415

      03. youtube,com/watch?v=gKuOCDtTGC0

  • blowcoldblowhot

    Noynoy cannot escape responsibility over the fate of
    Filipinos who consider Sabah their home.
    They are Filipinos not by choice and only
    because Malaysia refuses to grant them citizenship, thus, providing the
    Malaysian government a perpetual right to send them back to the Philippines.
    The economy of Sabah, however, mostly depends on
    these Filipinos who mostly work on palm oil plantations. Noynoy is committing a huge error in ignoring
    the plight of these Filipinos.

  • blowcoldblowhot

    You can never guarantee that even if you try really hard, you
    will succeed that’s Kiram,  But you can always guarantee that you will fail, by quitting, that’s Pnoy. 

  • Vertumnus

    Now is the time to really see which politician is working for you and which one’s are against you!
    Vote those inept, self serving politicians out of office!  Vote those who will help advance the cause of ordinary citizens for the betterment of the whole people not just the well to do and privileged.

    It’s time to clean house!  This is your chance for real change!  Vote the creeps out of office!

  • blowcoldblowhot

    The existence of the Sultanate of Sulu is duly recognized by
    both the Philippine and Malaysian governments. Upon the other hand, the latter
    two governments do not seem to recognize the SOVEREIGNTY of the Sultanate. That
    is the problem.

    • PurpleDaisy13

      True.

      In 1968, the Philippines declared Dominion and Sovereignty over North Borneo (Sabah) as stated in the Philippines Republic Act 5446 stating:

      “Section 2. The definition of the baselines of the territorial sea of the Philippine Archipelago as provided in this Act is without prejudice to the delineation of the baselines of the territorial sea around the territory of Sabah, situated in North Borneo, over which the Republic of the Philippines has acquired dominion and sovereignty.

      In 2011, the Supreme Court decision (GR No. 187167) ruled on the Republic of the Philippine’s retention and continued Dominion and Sovereignty over North Borneo (Sabah) as stated:

      “Section 2 of RA 5446, which RA 9522 did not repeal, keeps open the door for drawing the baselines of Sabah”

      Meanwhile, Malaysia has been reported as presenting to the UN a 1962 Referendum Survey that was false, fraudulent, incomplete, and rigged conducted none other than by the Malaysian lying-thieves themselves.

      • Jaguarxkr

        Self declaration is no good. Check with the UN registered library.

    • Jaguarxkr

      There’re 90 claiming sultans,which one to recognise?

  • blowcoldblowhot

    The existence of the Sultanate of Sulu is duly recognized by
    both the Philippine and Malaysian governments. Upon the other hand, the latter
    two governments do not seem to recognize the SOVEREIGNTY of the Sultanate. That
    is the problem.

    The
    law    

    1. By definition, a sultanate is a monarchial state governed by a sultan who is
    a ruling sovereign of Islamic faith and tradition.

    2. Sovereignty is the freedom of a State from outside control in the conduct of
    its internal and external affairs (GAMBOA, Elements of Diplomatic and Consular
    Practice [A Glossary], 1966 ed., p. 378).

    Comments

    3. A state has four elements:
    a) people,
    b) territory,
    c) government, and
    d) sovereignty.

    4. The Republic of the Philippines is in the nature of a democracy while the
    Sultanate and Malaysia are in the nature of monarchies.

    5. In the Philippines, sovereignty resides in the people and all government
    authority emanates from them.

    6. In monarchies like the Sultanate, sovereignty resides in the monarch or
    Sultan, as the case may be, and all government authority emanates from him.

    7. Hence, the sovereignty of the Sultan is equal to the sovereignty of the
    Republic. It follows that his authority which inheres in his person is SUPERIOR
    to the authority of President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino, III which is
    merely DERIVATIVE in nature, that is, derived from the Filipino people in whom
    Philippine sovereignty resides.

    8. While the Sultan acts in a sovereign capacity, President Aquino acts in a
    representative capacity. The first is, more or less, permanent, while the
    second is temporary or a term of not more than six years.

    9. President Aquino should, therefore, exercise the same deference or respect
    towards the Sultanate as he does in regard to Malaysia. Otherwise, he may be
    perceived as PRO-MALAYSIA and ANTI-SULTANATE. 

    10. It is sad to note that the Aquino administration’s candid reaction to the
    Sabah standoff, now shootout, is to STUDY the matter. It is an ADMISSION that
    they have NOT STUDIED NOR PREPARED for what is now a serious POLITICAL CRISIS.

    11. The presidential spokesman has even gone so far as to publicly answer “NO
    COMMENT” to relevant questions raised by the media.

    12. Worse, there is also Malacanang’s admission that it had “LOST” important
    letters sent much earlier to the President by the Sultanate. Does this show
    compliance with ART. XI of the 1987 Constitution which requires UTMOST
    responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency – AT ALL TIMES – on the part
    of all government officials and employees? Certainly, NOT.

    13. Who has command responsibility? The agent Chief Executive of the sovereign
    Filipino people.

    14. Has he accounted for such responsibility or irresponsibility? NO.

    Conclusion
    Many Filipinos are now in a precarious situation in Sabah. They need deliverance
    and the support of their compatriots. It is a matter of life and death.

    In the meantime, their government leaders appear to be more concerned with who
    to blame instead of acting decisively in a way that will make the Filipino
    people proud.

    As things stand, no one has come out to publicly proclaim he is truly proud of
    the administration’s apparent CLUELESSNESS, IRRESPONSIBILITY and heartbreaking
    INDECISION.

     

    • PurpleDaisy13

      True.

      The fact is that…

      ** The Sultan of Sulu owned North Borneo (Sabah) since being awarded as a gift from the Sultan of Brunei for helping end Civil War in Brunei in 1658.

      ** The Sultan of Sulu or any man in the right mind would NEVER AGREE to “sell” and “cede” the entire land of North Borneo (Sabah) the enormous size of Mindanao for just $85,000 bucks ($141 bucks per month since 1963).  When in fact, North Borneo (Sabah) is rich in Gold and Oil equivalent to more than $6,200,000,000 (billion) A YEAR.

      ** The Sultan of Sulu never engaged in a formal legal Contract Agreement with the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 to negotiate new increased “rental fees” since the 1878 agreement between the British North Borneo Company and the Sultan of Sulu automatically terminated due to the British North Borneo Company’s admission to no longer hold the property as underlined and stated below:

      “the grantees (British North Borneo Company) promised to pay as compensation to the Sultan (Sulu), his heirs or successors, the sum of 5,000 dollars per annum; and the said territories were thereby declared vested in the grantees, co-jointly, their heirs, associates, successors, or assigns, for as long as they should choose or desire to hold them”

      Thus, Malaysians are lying-thieves with no mission other than to suppress history and execute those who help remind and expose to the World of the immoral, unethical, dishonest, and criminal act of THEFT over North Borneo (Sabah) perpetrated by the Malaysian lying-thieves since 1963.

      Landlord since 1658: Sultan of Sulu
      Former legal Renter (1878 – 1955): British North Borneo Company
      Current illegal Renter (1963 – current): Federation of Malaysia
      Current illegal Sub-Tenants (1963 – current): Residents of North Borneo (Sabah)

      • rmshnr

        You have got your timeline wrong !

        Legal ruler of Sultanate of Sulu dies in 1917. Philippines refuses to recognize any Sultan Sulu after death of Sultan Mahakuttah A. Kiram in 1987. All other heirs of Sultan Sulu are now, illegals.
        Legal Possession of Dominion (1946 – 1963) : British Crown, Colonial Office.
        Legal Transferee (1963) : Sovereign state of Malaysia
        Legal Commission  Recognised by United Nations: The Cobbold Commission, The Commonwealth of Nations.Legal Sons of Soils : Natives of North Borneo
        Legal Owner (1963 – now): Sabah State Government, Malaysia.
        Illegal Settlers : Suluk/Tausug communities without Malaysian citizenship.
        Illegal Claimants : 90 self styled Sultan Sulus, whose pieces of documents in Arabic/Jawi are dubious, fake, worthless and does not stand valid .  

        Sorry for you Purpledaisy. You ought to study British & Commonwealth history harder, you cibai !

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “Legal Possession of Dominion (1946 – 1963) : British Crown, Colonial Office.”

        I’m sorry rmshnr, but everything after 1936 which is when the business entity, British North Borneo company chose no longer to hold the territory, the 1878 agreement had already been terminated.

        Thereby, the nation of the British Crown nor the Federation of Malaysia CANNOT resurrect and ride on an 1878 agreement that already terminated due to…

        a) The British Crown and the Federation of Malaysia were not parties to the 1878 Agreement.
        b) The business entity, British North Borneo company no longer wanted to continue to hold the territory.

        In other words, every event you had mentioned after 1936 had been conducted under a non-existent and illegal agreement that had already been void, null, invalid and could only have been resurrected under FRAUD and CORRUPTION.

        Thus, the following facts of timeline remain:

        Landlord since 1658: Sultan of Sulu
        Former legal Renter (1878 – 1955): British North Borneo Company
        Current illegal Renter (1963 – current): Federation of Malaysia
        Current illegal Sub-Tenants (1963 – current): Residents of North Borneo (Sabah)

        It has also been reported that Malaysia had presented to the UN a 1962 Referendum Survey that was false, fraudulent, incomplete, and rigged conducted none other than by the Malaysian lying-thieves themselves.

        While Indonesia have been joined these forums to express Malaysia over another dispute of LAND THEFT against Indonesia.

        The wold is learning a lot about Malaysian barbaric-lying-thieves these days rmshnr.  Education is wonderful.

         

      • rmshnr

        You mustn’t have been knowing on top that agreement between Sulu Sultanate and British North Borneo Company in 1878 between the first party with second party, there is another agreement between the British North Borneo Company and the British Crown as the second party and third party titled after ‘The Protectorate Agreement between Her Majesty Queen Victoria with the British North Borneo Company’ in 1878, which gives the right to the the British Crown to annex the property, should they no longer administrate it.

        So, if you think the Sulu’s agreement with second party that the possession cannot be transferred, you must have been hilariously stupid to think so and your Sulu were deceived by the British Crown more than 100 years ago. The British Crown have the right to annex ANY BRITISH PROTECTED STATES, including Brunei and Malayan states. Brunei Sultanate account also states that alleged Sulu possession of North Borneo is dubious and hence only Great Britain is the rightful sovereign crown of the property.

        The Cobbold Commission in 1962 by the United Nation with advice of Lords in House of Lords and House of Commons with consent of Queen Elizabeth II is a valid one, cannot be disputable and completely documented. It has been recognised by the United Nation, therefore Philippines claim is thrown out of court in the yesteryears.

        There is no theft of the said land, that in actual fact belongs to Malaysia, transferred from the British Crown. Indonesia’s dispute of Sipadan and Ligitan possession has been resolved in ICJ which lawfully state that the property belongs to Malaysia. Indonesia have renounced the claim, altogether.

        You cannot get back any property which was ceded and granted more than 100 years ago to a sovereign power of another nation. Sulu sultanate has gone extinct !

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “‘The Protectorate Agreement between Her Majesty Queen Victoria with the British North Borneo Company’ in 1878″

        Wrong.

        Your research is flawed with serious discrepancies rmshnr.

        The Protectorate Agreement was not done in 1878, it was done 10 years later in 1888.

        Also, did the Protectorate Agreement include the Sultan of Sulu as a Signatory? No

        If not, then forget it rmshnr, that agreement is just another self-serving declaration that does not include the concurrence, acknowledgement, permission, and authority of the Sultan of Sulu.

        It’s just another fraudulent document fabricated by corrupt parties looking to find a way to STEAL rental property from the Sultan of Sulu.

        You LOSE again rmshnr.

      • rmshnr

        You mustn’t have been knowing on top that agreement between Sulu Sultanate and British North Borneo Company in 1878 between the first party with second party, there is another agreement between the British North Borneo Company and the British Crown as the second party and third party titled after ‘The Protectorate Agreement between Her Majesty Queen Victoria with the British North Borneo Company’ in 1878, which gives the right to the the British Crown to annex the property, should they no longer administrate it.

        So, if you think the Sulu’s agreement with second party that the possession cannot be transferred, you must have hilariously stupid to think so and your Sulu were deceived by the British Crown. The British Crown have the right to annex ANY BRITISH PROTECTED STATES, including Brunei and Malayan states. Brunei Sultanate account also states that alleged Sulu possession of North Borneo is dubious and hence only Great Britain is the rightful sovereign crown of the property.

        The Cobbold Commission in 1962 by the United Nation with advice of Lords in House of Lords and House of Commons with consent of Queen Elizabeth II is a valid one, cannot be disputable and completely documented. It has been recognised by the United Nation, therefore Philippines claim is thrown out of court in the yesteryears.

        There is no theft of the said land, that in actual fact belongs to Malaysia, transfered from the British Crown. Indonesia’s dispute of Sipadan and Ligitan possession has been resolved in ICJ which lawfully state that the property belongs to Malaysia. Indonesia have renounced the claim, altogether.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “‘The Protectorate Agreement between Her Majesty Queen Victoria with the British North Borneo Company’ in 1878″

        Wrong.

        The Protectorate Agreement was not done in 1878, it was done 10 years later in 1888 rmshnr.

        Also, was the Sultan of Sulu a signatory to the Protectorate Agreement? No

        Thus, any agreement to steal North Borneo (Sabah) between the British North Borneo Company and Queen Victoria without the permission, acknowledgement, and agreement by the Sultan of Sulu is unwarranted rmshnr.

        re: “The British Crown have the right to annex ANY BRITISH PROTECTED STATES”

        Again rmshnr, everything starts and ends between the Sultan of Sulu and the business entity called, the British North Borneo company.

        Can you show us anywhere within the 1878 agreement that states that the British Crown or the Federation of Malaysia is a party to the 1878 agreement?

        If not, then just forget it rmshnr. If you can’t find it anywhere in the agreement, then you’re running on bullsh*t and fraud. And that’s illegal, unethical, dishonest, and immoral rmshnr.

        The purpose of making an agreement between two parties is to establish a business relationship of goodwill. But if all you want to do is steal someone’s property through ridiculous unwarranted, unacknowledged, and unauthorized transfers…then you have no goodwill and defeat the purpose of maintaining a peaceful business relationship.

        And all that leads to is conflict and violence as anyone would expect rmshnr.

        You Lose AGAIN.

      • rmshnr

        Yes, the Protectorate agreement was signed in 1888. Sulu sultans doesn’t need to be a party of the agreement knowing they are pirates.
        BNBC is a legitimate protected state within the British Crown. So the British have the rights to transfer it whichever Commonwealth entity deems fit to take over Sabah. Earlier than 1962 there were possible talks on transferring North Borneo over to Australia, but it was shelved. Subsequent, possibilities came about in formation of Malaysia.

        It belongs to Queen Victoria after-all and her successors effectively in 1888. There is no point of the agreement to be done in ethical, honest manner with pirates.

        Who dares to question the British Crown ? Putting on claims on Sabah, is an intentional act of waging war against British Commonwealth and Malaysia is permanent member nation in the Commonwealth.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “Yes, the Protectorate agreement was signed in 1888. Sulu sultans doesn’t
        need to be a party of the agreement knowing they are pirates.”

        hahahahahahaHAHHAHAHA.

        Okay now you’ve fallen off the cliff rmshnr.

        You can’t call the Sultan of Sulu pirates when you are losing your defensive ground rmshnr.

        Everyone knows that the true and original owner of North Borneo (Sabah) since 1658 is the Sultan of Sulu. Everyone also knows that the agreement between the business entity called the British North Borneo company and the Sultan of Sulu is an exclusive and mutual rental agreement between just THOSE TWO parties.

        That means, Nations such as the British Crown is NOT a party to agreement.
        That means, Nations such as the Federation of Malaysia is NOT a party to agreement.

        Thus, any declaration that contradicts these basic facts suggest an element and intent of FRAUD and THEFT which is not the purpose of establishing peaceful rental agreements for goodwill and good business morals and ethics.

        Malaysian lying-thieves like yourself just can’t get enough of the pain I’m inflicting on your mental instability and guilt rmshnr.

      • rmshnr

        Get over this ! British have been keeping Sabah since 1888 and Malaysia since 1963.

        There is nothing you and your Pinoy countrymen do about it. It was a good thing that the English played your Sulus out, by getting it in ‘ceded and grant’ the territory to us, instead of ‘lease’ them.

        You are really pitiful. Come and get Sabah from our hands, you timid cockroaches.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “British have been keeping Sabah since 1888 and Malaysia since 1963.”

        Let us be specific for the audience reading our discussion rmshnr.

        The Business entity known as the British North Borneo company had been renting Sabah between 1878 through 1936.

        Malaysia has illegally rented Sabah without a legitimate rental agreement and refuses to pay proper rental fees at fair market value; Rather than $141 a month for a property worth more than $6,200,000,000 (billion) A YEAR.

        The only thing everyone can clearly recognize is that Malaysia is determined to prove to the entire WORLD that STOLEN PROPERTY can be turned into LEGITIMATE and PERMANENT PROPERTY with patience, perseverance, deception, dishonesty, and immorality.

        You failed again rmshnr.

      • rmshnr

        There is no piece of agreement that Malaysia in incumbent terms rented the property from Sulu, in the first place.

        The piece of agreement has to be in English language, and not in any foreign language.

        You Pinoys, Sulus and others are not worthy of this land of Sabah, which is a state in Malaysia. Intrusion into Sabah will be responded with death.

        Go away you cockroaches. You are the one playing a loosing contentions here, while your Sulu gunmen are getting killed on daily basis. Not us.

  • disqusted0fu

    Even government officials in the PH who are NOT allies of the Aquino administration are being abused. Do you think they really have grave concern for others who are being abused? They didn’t even care reading the 3 letters of Kiram which sparked this whole thing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

    All press release! Wala sa puso ginagawa ninyo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJAFXBLVZEKVQSTD7QAQNE6LHQ Samuel Andrews

    It has been the Malaysian Defence policies to build up military capability to fight both Philippines and Indonesia at the same time. Both countries were against the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

    Even if the stupid Sulu incursion blows out to be a war between Malaysia-Philippines-Indonesia, the Malaysians are ready to hit hard its bigger neighbours.

    If it decides to invoke the 5-nation FDPA, Mindanao and Kalimantan will be bombed by Australia, British, NZ and Singaporean jet fighters too. Malacanang – don’t be stupid.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/76BWHYY7PLUF7IBURVVQARNYJQ Carlito

      Of course, the imperial brits who have made so much fortune by taking advantage of other countries’ resources have that moral decency to involve themselves again the mess that they have created.  And they will be very proud of themselves while doing that.

    • http://www.mmobux.com/ David Millon

      You are still ignorant of what ASEAN stand for – smh. i give you a hint, it is about non military use of something in something about regional stability? Do Malaysia, Singapore pursuing Nuclear arm even though they have the capabilities of having it. 

  • istoryahe

    MALAYSIAN AIR ASIA (who helps malaysian army transport to abuse more the ordinary filipino citizens in sabah) HAS PARTNERED WITH PHILIPPINE ZEST AIR.

    Pinoys Lets boycott ZEST AIR!!! 



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