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Sulu Sultan Kiram, 75, dies of organ failure

Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

Sultan Jamalul Kiram III died on Sunday, his daughter told Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Malaysian police officer on trial for Sabah caper

Agbimuddin Kiram: Journey back home. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Malaysian police officer met with the elder brother of Agbimuddin Kiram two months before the intrusion of the followers of the sultan of Sulu in February that led to the deaths of more than 70 people.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kiram camp claims sending 400 fighters to Sabah

Abraham Idjirani, spokesperson of the Sultanate of Sulu. FILE PHOTO

More than 400 “volunteer fighters” of the so-called sultanate of Sulu have arrived in Lahad Datu, Sabah, to reinforce the sultanate’s “Royal Security Forces (RSF),” triggering clashes with Malaysian security forces, the sultanate’s spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2 more bodies identified as Kiram’s men recovered; toll up to 58

Lahad Datu

Two more bodies identified as armed followers of the Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram were recovered Wednesday, bringing to 58 the number of dead from the “royal army,” Malaysian Armed Forces chief Zulkifeli Mohd Zinsaid later in the day.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Militants stage protest at Malaysian Embassy

malaysian embassy

Militant groups on Tuesday staged a protest at the Malaysian Embassy in Makati City amid fresh attacks on the Sultanate of Sulu’s ‘Royal Army,’ urging President Benigno Aquino III to “stop campaigning” and instead, focus on resolving the tension in Sabah.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Royal Army’ to fight on, will make last stand – Sultanate spokesman

HOMECOMING  Members of the Royal Security Force of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo who have traveled with Crown Prince Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram in what the descendants of the Sultan of Sulu describe as not an act of aggression against Sabah but a journey back to their homeland. Malaysian police and special forces surround the “royal army,” asking them to return home.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The “Royal Army” of the Sultanate of Sulu has no plans to surrender despite being bombed by Malaysian security forces in Lahad Datu, Sabah Tuesday morning.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Establishment of diplomatic office in Sabah urged


Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Tuesday proposed the creation of a diplomatic office in Sabah to attend to Filipinos who would be affected by the fighting there between the Malaysian forces and the followers of the sultan of Sulu.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Sen. Marcos to Aquino: Protect sultanate first, discuss Sabah claim later

President Benigno Aquino III

The sultan of Sulu and his supporters in Sabah have found an ally in Senator Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr., who called on the Aquino administration to “protect” first the sultanate before discussing the country’s claim over the disputed land.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Malaysian opposition facing probe for ‘instigating’ Sulu Sultanate to reclaim Sabah

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. AP FILE PHOTO

The Malaysian prime minister has directed Malaysian intelligence to investigate claims that the opposition was among parties responsible in instigating the heir of the Sulu Sultanate to reclaim Sabah.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Sultan’s men, Malaysian forces exchange fire

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Malaysian security forces clashed with members of the Sulu sultanate’s “royal army” Friday, with casualties feared on both sides, reports culled by INQUIRER.net.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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