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3 Malaysian oppositionists blamed for Sabah caper

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Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

DIGOS CITY—Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Hamidi on Wednesday claimed that at least three Malaysian opposition leaders were behind the Sabah invasion by “Sulu terrorists” in February.

The foray into the Malaysian state by armed supporters of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III had caused a month-long security crisis in Sabah. At least 70 people were killed in military operations and more than 400 people, many of them with Sulu origins, were arrested. But the leader of the Sulu gunmen, “crown prince” Agbimuddin Kiram, remained at large.

Ahmad told a Sabah-based radio station, whose broadcast was monitored here Thursday, that he would not name the opposition leaders until the Malaysian general elections are over because it might be construed as politically motivated.

“Certain parties might claim it is a political ploy by (the Barisan Nasional or ruling coalition) or a political drama by (the United Malays Nationalist Organization), which is why all action pertaining to the intrusion incident would be taken up after the 13th general election,” he said.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of the Parti Rakyat Keadilan (People’s Justice Party) said he believed that Ahmad’s statement was indeed a political ploy against the opposition, particularly those in Sabah.

Ahmad is a stalwart of the Najib Razak-led Umno, the dominant political party in Malaysia’s ruling political coalition.

Ahmad said pieces of information pertaining to the alleged involvement of the opposition leaders—two from Sabah and one from the Malaysian mainland—in the invasion were now being consolidated and would be forwarded to the Attorney General’s Chamber “for further action.”

“Legal action will be taken after all the necessary evidence had been gathered. We already have some,” Ahmad said.

But Anwar recently told reporters that he wanted to know what proof Ahmad has in linking opposition figures to the Sabah invasion.


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  • speaksoftlylove

    I would not believe this knowing that there will be elections in Malisya on May 5 and the Opposition Party is favored by their people on winning and finally dethroning the long reigning admin.

    But if this is true then I hope and pray that the Opposition wins so that the Sultanate of Sulu and the Tausug tribe will live peacefully in their own land. And, maybe PH will have chance to reclaim its territory.

    • Pinoy Bodoh

      Was never land belonging to sulu or philippines. dream on. i challenged any filipino to show proof documentary proof of brunei giving sabah to sulu. till today my challenge has been unanswered. So, dream on and start facing up to reality. this stupid claim of you lot is getting stale.

      • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

        attention: PINOY BODOH: we told u — u shud visit the brunei museum archive its over there – u keep on saying where the proof — but u are lazy or no money to go to brunei archive and visit also the sulu princess buried there

      • Pinoy Bodoh

        To both the idiots above, You are claiming Sabah. YOU prove it here. Can’t right? Stupid 3rd world country. And btw we have documentary proof. It’s the Overbecks deal signed with the Brunei sultanate. And don’t talk about money. Coming from a 3rd world piss-so country, that’s fresh.

      • Guest

        you are the one dreaming.
        only in your dreams does sabah belong to malaysia.
        read the manila accord. look for the basis of your ownership.
        it is malaysia that does not have documentary and evidentiary proof of ownership.
        stupid claim by malaysia.

    • GLORIA_ARROVO

      eto na man si BADNG na SPITFIRE ala GAY TOBY… hahahha SHABU pa spitfire!

    • Jonathan Lim

      The people should get back to work to help develop their poor backward Pinoychioland and should stop acting like a child trying to steal other people’s property and spend less time trolling on the Internet.

      • gibo772000

        The truth will prevail. Sabah land was wrestled from the Sultanate by the Birtish. Go and defend your land because it will never stop.

      • Sepilok

        Defend?
        Things have been quite in Sabah for over a month – those 1000 insurgents seem to have been misplaced and/or have been turned into fish food.

    • Jane Tan

      Well, that would be the preferable outcome, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Kiram and the Tausugs get screwed over some under-the-table dealings.

  • bongarroyo

    si sfakefire na lang ang nag-iisang intersado sa balita tungkol sa mga kiram….hahahaha

  • joboni96

    GOOD

    malays unite
    to oust intsik switiks in malaysia

  • joshmale2004

    Why not invite Kiram to malaysia and turn State Witness.

  • Diepor

    The so called sultan should go back to dancing.

  • guest1500

    Why would these Malaysian opposition leaders support the Sabah incursion by the followers of Jamaul Kiram III?

  • akoyhotnahot

    You Malasians, saba is not your’s



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