Agbimuddin general’s body recovered – report


The heirs of the Sultan of Sulu: (seated from left) Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II and (standing from left) Datu Alianapia Kiram, Datu Phugdal Kiram and Datu Baduruddin Kiram. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The body of a top official of Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram has been recovered by police in Sabah, Malaysian media reported Tuesday.

Malaysia’s The Star online said the remains of Haji Musa, a general of the Sulu group led by Agbimuddin Kiram, was found in Kampung Tanjung Batu along with other bodies of the Sulu gunmen.

According to The Star, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said he had new information that there were up to 15 bodies buried there.

“We believe there are more bodies buried in the same grave and in other graves nearby.

“Our men will be going back to investigate,” he told the morning press conference here Tuesday.

Nine bodies of the gunmen were initially discovered in a hole by security forces after a strike on the village on March 6 where the armed intruders had been holed up since Feb, 9, the report added.

“One more body was recovered from Kg Tanjung Batu today (Tuesday), bringing the total number of bodies recovered to 23,” added Hamza.

The death toll for the gunmen remains at 54 and no shootings were reported since Monday.

Malaysian security forces launched an all-out offensive against the group last Tuesday after attempts to end the three-week stand-off peacefully failed.

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  • 4RuleofLaw

    People this is a legitimate claim by our Sultanate of Sulu. Remember this. If ever we succeed in annexing Sabah to the Philippines, all of the yellow horde with the King Yellow Tard leading the way proclaiming the land to be part of the Philippines. He will then honor those who died in defence of the claim. Such HYPOCRITES!!!!!

  • Son Ofgaia

    I thought the Tausug is “legendary”? seems that they are on the run and being hunted down like dogs with rabbies. If the news is correct 57 already dead versus 9 Malaysian.

    Look like they got what they wished for, to die senselessly for the idiot, poor sultan and his fat princess who want to make as much money as possible for them self. Now there is more than 50 family who loose their loved ones. 50 more widow and god know how many orphans. I guess this Tausug greed know no bound.

    NBI should arrest this people immediately and make them pay for their crime. May be some life could still be save.

  • Daniel Kopial

    The financial problem within the Kiram’s household may not be the main motivator to the blood spill. There could be a hidden benefactor playing the game. Why, because I do not believe Kiram actually think that with 200 men he could take over Sabah to resolve his financial difficulties. Perhaps, it was just a single attack to which he hopes to see a rise in the annual stipend payment. Logically thinking, taking over a state of 6million population with 200 men with guns (not battle tanks & fighter jets) is suicidal.

    As far as Malaysians are concern, the state of Sabah has decided to be under the Federation of Malaysia. Whether we (Malaysians) like it or not, when someone else decided to takeover the leadership…we have to fulfill our pledge of “one for all & all for one”. Failing to protect the interest of the Sabahans to be “disconnected” from the Sulu Sultanate is a breech of trust in the formation of Malaysia. With all due respect, we’re just fulfilling our pledge…we do not have any resentment to any Pinoys. We respect all Pinoys as our neighbour. In fact Malaysia had been providing much needed aid to the poor Muslim community in southern Philippines, in the spirit of humanity & brotherhood. We even allow them to live in Sabah to give them better hope in life.

    This incident in Sabah is a sorrowful event, as from my standpoint I see our good intentions are being manipulated for some people’s gain. However, we are still Asean countries. Let us forget this event, let us focus on the growth of Asean, let us work together with the economic strength of China and see the day when Asia dominates the world economy. Whoever (foreign power whether CIA, Mossad or the likes) which might instigate this hatred & war, it seems like they have won 50% of the battle to make us slip in our walk towards that goal. The theater is not in Lahad Datu, it is in the MIND of the citizens. When hate is successfully implanted in the citizens mind, national partnership will not work, the Asean & Asian economic plans will not succeed. The benefactor will grin in success (from a great distance).

  • Juang Jj

    Your comment make sense.

  • Hey_Dudes

    I hope you have learned your lesson king Kiram. Next time you think of doing it again, make sure you will send 25,000.00 plus fighters not 300. A boatload of food supplies is the only way you can reclaim your Sabah and your fighters not running out of food. Make sure you employ fighter jets and armored trucks and a year supply of arms and ammo. If you do not have these or cannot provide these, just stay at home enjoy your rocking chair.

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