Quantcast
Latest Stories

Over 400 Sulu fighters now in Sabah—Kiram spokesman

By

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.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Jamalul Kiram III , Royal Army , Sabah , sabah conflict

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 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

  • ARIKUTIK

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Edison/1036523457 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.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Marketplace