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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 »