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PH should pursue claim over North Borneo—Sultan Kiram II


As the Lahad Datu standoff in Sabah neared its first year, the Sulu sultanate urged the Philippine government to pursue its claim over North Borneo.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kirams say Malaysian security forces killed kin in Sabah

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

The Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo said on Wednesday that an uncle of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III was killed in Sabah by Malaysian security forces on Sunday.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kuala Lumpur launches media drive to discredit Kirams

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III: Defiant. AP FILE PHOTO

After labeling Agbimuddin Kiram’s forces in Sabah terrorists, the Malaysian government has launched a campaign to discredit the brother of the Sulu group’s leader, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, along with an effort to link them with the Malaysian opposition.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino sultan’s quest sparks crisis in Malaysia

Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. AP FILE PHOTO

Unlike many other Muslim royalties basking in grand palaces and opulent lifestyles, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III’s kingdom sits in a rundown two-story house in a poor Islamic community in Manila, the only hint of power and glory the title attached to his name.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Third Malaysian policeman killed in Borneo—report


A Malaysian policeman was killed by “militants” in a region where Filipino followers of a self-claimed sultan are holed up in a deadly standoff with security forces, state media reported Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Robin Padilla shows support for Sulu sultan

Actor Robin Padilla kisses the hand of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III at the Kiram residence in Maharlika Village, Taguig on Saturday. ALANAH TORRALBA/INQUIRER

Action movie star Robin Padilla showed his support for embattled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III by paying him a surprise visit at his home in Maharlika Village, Taguig City, Saturday afternoon. He gave the ailing Kiram a check for P500,000 for his medical needs.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

North Borneo (Sabah): An annotated timeline 1640s-present

Graphic showing Malaysia's Sabah, where Malaysian forces are facing off with followers of a Filipino Muslim sultan who are claiming the territory as their ancestral land.

      By Manuel L. Quezon III   Note from the author: I am sharing a timeline I have compiled of key events and accompanying literature on the North Borneo (Sabah) issue. This timeline is being shared for academic and media research purposes. It is not being published as an official statement of policy [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Kiram followers to continue Sabah standoff’—Sulu sultanate spokesman

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III  AP FILE PHOTO

Followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III will continue their standoff in Sabah until the government of Malaysia agrees to discuss the process by which the conflict can be resolved, Abraham Julpa Idjirani, secretary-general and spokesman of the Sulu sultanate and North Borneo said Tuesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

WHAT WENT BEFORE: Sultan of Sulu’s 9 principal heirs


In 1939, a decision issued by the high court of North Borneo named the nine principal heirs of the last sultan of Sulu, whose descendants had been pressing their claim to Sabah.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH calls for peaceful solution to Borneo standoff

Malaysian forces are patrolling Kampung Tanduo where about 200 Filipinos are in a tense standoff with Malaysian security forces. The Star-Asia News Network

The Philippines on Saturday called for a peaceful resolution to a tense standoff between Malaysian forces and a group of gunmen claiming to be followers of the heir of a former sultan of Sulu and North Borneo.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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