Over 400 Sulu fighters now in Sabah—Kiram spokesman


Abraham Idjirani. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—More than 400 “volunteer fighters” of the Sultanate of Sulu have arrived in Lahad Datu, Sabah, to reinforce the sultanate’s beleaguered “Royal Security Forces” there, the sultanate’s spokesman claimed Tuesday.

Abraham Idjirani told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone that the men, who were all armed, arrived in the eastern coast of Sabah in two groups between March 30 and April 5.

“They went there because of the continued human rights violations of the Malaysian [security forces] on the Filipinos there,” Idjirani said.

He added that fighting between the RSF and the Malaysian security forces erupted on the nights of April 6 and 7 in Tanjung Batu, a village in Lahad Datu. He claimed that the Malaysians suffered “heavy casualties.”

Idjirani said his information came from Agbimuddin Kiram, younger brother of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. Agbimuddin heads the RSF and is the object of a manhunt by the Malaysian security forces.

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  • Psiitoon Charoenkrung

    This is the beginning of the guerilla warfare in Sabah that will spread even to the mainland of Malaysia. The Sultanate of Sulu knows the ins and outs of Sabah and they can enter in any point without being detected by the Malaysian navy. Malaysian will be continually counting casualties on their sides if it continue to be stubborn to sit down and negotiate with the Sultanate of Sulu


    The road to Mindanao peace is to reclaim Sabah. Malaysia is an enemy that financed terror bandits in Mindanao. It is now our time to repay terror for terror. Malaysia terrorize PH for too long a time. Sabah is the reason of it all. Take back what belongs to Filipinos but Penoy the Malaysian friend is traitor president. Impeach Aquino.

  • Thomas Edison

    malaysia knows how to handle these criminals

  • halfpunk

    bwahahaha….buking ka na kiram………kwarta o kahon? kaho!, kwarta o kahon? kahon ! kwarta o kahon? ah, kwartaaaa…yeah…kwartaaaaa…..ayun…..may ututo pa rin sumakay …nationalist daw kuno….

  • NaUnsa

    Return Sabah! That is not yours! As a muslim nation, it is not right to eat the fruit of the land that is not yours! Return to where it belongs!

  • opinyonlangpo

    They said it was over a month ago. It seems it is just starting.

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