Sulu Sultanate - updates

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Zubiri, Angara lukewarm on Sabah inclusion in proposed BBL

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The two senators leading discussions on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law say they'd rather keep the measure 'less controversial' and remain 'silent' on the issue

Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II dies

Sep 20, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Kiram s brother Datu Phugdal Kiram will succeed him as the leader of the Sulu sultanate

SABAH CLAIM. Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II gestures during a press conference on the 2013 Lahad Datu, Sabah standoff. The briefing was held in Makati in March 2013. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

2 Kiram 'soldiers' post bail

Jun 05, 2013 - 6:19 PM

PAO chief Percida Acosta says the accused who cannot afford the P82 000 bail will wait for the results of the DOJ re investigation of their cases

DETAINED: A total of 38 supposed members of the Royal Security Force were captured at the height of the Sabah incident. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

NBI submits final report on Sabah standoff

Jun 04, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The report has reached President Aquino who will give the clearance to make the findings public

Malaysia nabs 32 Filipinos - report

Apr 08, 2013 - 8:33 PM

Malaysian security forces on Monday stopped a boat supposedly carrying 32 armed Filipinos who were trying to join a two month old incursion into the east Malaysian state of Sabah

Detained 'royal army' can't afford reduced bail

Apr 08, 2013 - 3:21 PM

The Public Attorney s Office files a motion the detainees can only afford P9 000 each

ROYAL ARMY: 35 suspected members of the Royal Security Force are detained at a naval base in Tawi-Tawi. File photo by Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

4 dead, 2 hurt in fresh Sabah clash

Mar 25, 2013 - 12:43 AM

4 people including two children die as Malaysian security forces and suspected followers of the Sulu sultan clash in Lahad Datu

MORE DEATHS. Four are killed in another firefight in Sabah

Palace: Kiram's commander to be given legal aid

Mar 24, 2013 - 6:18 PM

Datu Amir Bahar Hushin Kiram and his wife were captured on March 23

CAPTURED. One of the commanders of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III (seen in photo) was arrested by Malaysian authorities on March 23. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

US will stay out of Sabah issue

Mar 21, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Washington will not respond to the Sulu sultan s request for protection under a 1915 agreement the US ambassador says

SABAH NOT OUR PROBLEM. US ambassador Harry Thomas (center) takes questions from the media during the annual Kapihan sa Embahada informal chat with defense reporters. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Aquino calls for talks on Sabah

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:26 PM

We need sincere and deep discussion if we are to arrive at a correct solution Aquino told graduating military cadets

TALKS ON SABAH. President Benigno Aquino III attends the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2013 graduation ceremony in Baguio on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Photo by Rodolfo Manabat / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino hits Kiram before new soldiers

Mar 17, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Aquino says the masterminds of the Sabah standoff put the lives of 800 000 Filipinos in danger

Rappler Newscast | March 15, 2013

Mar 15, 2013 - 8:50 PM

DOJ to file charges vs 38 Sultan Kiram followers Sen Honasan talks about missed opportunities and Pope Francis role in Argentina s Dirty War

Meet the Royal House of Patikul

Mar 15, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Sultan Ibrahim Bahjin Shakirullah II laments how they are being ignored by the national government and the media

DOJ to charge 38 Kiram followers

Mar 15, 2013 - 1:16 PM

The alleged Sulu Sultanate followers face charges for violating the election gun ban and inciting to war

Standoff 'wake-up call' for Malaysia - PM

Mar 13, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Securing the porous border of eastern Sabah is a huge challenge for Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak says

WAKE-UP CALL. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited Lahud Datu to inspect the security operations against Kiram's men. Photo from Najib's account on Instragram

PH has no access to Sabah detainees

Mar 13, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Malaysia continues to ignore a Philippine request for Filipino officials to be able to visit detainees

SABAH LOCKDOWN. An armed Malaysian policemen mans a security checkpoint in Lahad Datu on March 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Navy arrests gunmen on way to Sabah

Mar 13, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The group of 34 men and one woman carried firearms and ammunition

SENT BACK. Philippine authorities are doing their best to prevent uproots of the Sulu sultan from going to reach Sabah by boat from Tawi-Tawi. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

4 dead in Sabah clash

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:28 PM

3 Filipino gunmen and a Malaysian soldier died in a fresh shootout in Sabah the Malaysian military said

SIEGE IN SABAH. This picture taken on March 8, 2013 shows Malaysian soldiers moving in toward where Filipino gunmen are locked down in a stand off in the surrounding villages of Tanduao in Sabah. AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defense

Sabah conspiracy? It's Malacañang 'fabrication'

Mar 12, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Saycon says there s a conspiracy to peddle fabricated conspiracy

WHAT CONSPIRACY? Saycon said there is no conspiracy beind the standoff in Sabah.

Sulu envoy to talk peace with Malaysia?

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Let s together resolve this issue as soon as possible the brother of the Sulu sultan tells Malaysia

SULU ENVOY. Esmail Kiram III, brother of both the Sulu sultan and the Sabah standoff leader, wants to travel to Malaysia to discuss how to end the crisis. Photo by Jerald Uy

Raja Muda escapes arrest in Sabah

Mar 11, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The leader of the Sabah standoff slipped away during a raid on a small village in Semporna

This picture taken on March 8, 2013 shows Malaysian soldiers moving in toward where Filipino gunmen are locked down in a stand off in the surrounding villages of Tanduao in Sabah. AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defense

DFA to probe abuses against Pinoys in Sabah

Mar 10, 2013 - 5:19 PM

2nd UPDATE Give humane treatment to Filipinos the DFA tells Malaysia while the Sabah police denies the claims

LUCKY TO LEAVE SABAH. A Filipina steps off a boat with a baby in her arms after arriving in Tawi-Tawi on Friday, March 8. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

'Royal army' learned combat by watching movies

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The sultan s brother Raja Muda who led a few dozen royal army to Sabah is a teacher by profession without any experience in leading a war

Malaysia arrests 79 in Sabah

Mar 09, 2013 - 2:23 PM

Those arrested are believed to have links to the Filipino intruders even as the death of a suspected militant raises the number of dead to 61

Sabah will remain part of Malaysia - PM

Mar 07, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Sabah will continue to be a state within Malaysia Najib Razak said

ON SITE. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited Lahud Datu to inspect the security operations against Kiram's men. Photo from Najib's account on Instragram

Rappler Newscast | March 7, 2013

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:52 PM

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60 dead in standoff - Malaysian police

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:36 PM

UPDATED The number includes 52 Filipinos while Malaysian security forces are still hunting down the rest of the sultan s men

FILIPINOS DEAD. This handout picture from Malaysia's Ministry of Defence taken on March 6, 2013 purportedly shows a dead gunmen from the Philippines on the ground after clashes in the village of Tanduo in Sabah. AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defence

Kirams declare ceasefire in Sabah

Mar 07, 2013 - 12:39 PM

2nd UPDATE The Kiram family says its followers will not take any more armed action from today

Fighter jets seen again over Sabah

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:36 AM

Fighter jets were seen again over Lahud Datu where the Sulu sultan s followers are holed up

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following the crackdown on the Filipinos in Lahud Datu

13 bodies found in Sabah - report

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:53 AM

UPDATED 12 of the corpses were buried in shallow graves and the 13th was another Filipino killed in a shootout on Wednesday

SABAH SIEGE. An armed Malaysian policemen mans a security checkpoint in Lahad Datu on March 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Kiram refused PH, Malaysia deal

Mar 06, 2013 - 8:45 AM

The sultan turned down a deal for his men to go free if they agreed to stand down peacefully according to the Philippine government

DEFIANT SULTAN. Jamalul Kiram III turned down the offer of the Philippine and Malaysian governments to stand down in exchange for his men not to face charges

Malaysia doubts success of assault

Mar 05, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Malaysia s national police chief raises the possibility that Filipino gunmen might have slipped away

Pinoy gunmen survive Sabah raid

Mar 05, 2013 - 7:52 PM

Filipino gunmen loyal to Jamalul Kiram III say they re fine

OPERATION SUCCESFUL? An army helicopter flies in Cenderawasih near the area where the stand-off with Filipino Sulu gunmen and Malaysian security forces was taking place in Tanduao village on March 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Sabah gunmen to face murder charges?

Mar 05, 2013 - 5:12 PM

If they have broken the laws of Malaysia they should be charged for whatever crime they have committed certainly murder a government official says

MURDER CHARGES? Malaysian minister for parliamentary affairs Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. Photo from the Malaysian government's official website

Malaysia mum on PH requests, says DFA

Mar 05, 2013 - 4:42 PM

The Philippines insists on giving medical and consular assistance to Filipinos affected by the standoff

MEETING IN KUALA LUMPUR. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert  del Rosario meets (L) meets with Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman  (R) in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, March 4. Photo courtesy of DFA

'Sulu army' defeated - report

Mar 05, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The Sulu armed group was totally routed by [the] Malaysian security forces overwhelming firepower local media reported

OPERATION SUCCESFUL? An army helicopter flies in Cenderawasih near the area where the stand-off with Filipino Sulu gunmen and Malaysian security forces was taking place in Tanduao village on March 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

No casualties yet in new Sabah crackdown

Mar 05, 2013 - 12:30 PM

The air and ground assault is ongoing against the Filipino terrorists Malaysian security forces say

AIR, GROUND ASSAULT. A Malaysian soldier secures the area as Malaysia's Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (not pictured) visits in Lahad Datu, near the location where suspected Philippine militants are holding off on March 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO

'No surrender' in Sabah - Kiram

Mar 05, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Followers of the Sulu Sultan s heirs will not capitulate to the Malaysian forces vowing to fight until the end to highlight their claim to Sabah

'God will help us' - Raja Muda

Mar 05, 2013 - 11:09 AM

The all out offensive using air and ground assets by the Malaysian military had caused Raja Muda s group to scatter

HISTORICAL CLAIM. Sabah was ruled by the Sulu sultanate until 1870, when it agreed to lease the territory to the British for a yearly fee. Graphic by Matt Hebrona

Fresh attacks, explosions in Sabah

Mar 05, 2013 - 8:17 AM

3rd UPDATE The government must take action to defend the country s dignity and sovereignty as demanded by the people the Malaysian Prime Minister says

LOCKDOWN IN SABAH. Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Malaysia has own conspiracy theory

Mar 04, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Media reports say a Malaysian opposition politician invited the gunmen to Sabah

CONSPIRACY THEORY. Malaysian PM Najib Razik (L) wants to investigate if opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (R) 'invited' the followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III (C) to cross over to Sabah. Graphic by Bobert Elyas

Sabah: Malaysia's 'Wild East'

Mar 04, 2013 - 5:40 PM

The Sulu sultanate once controlled the Sulu islands in the Muslim southern Philippines and part of Borneo including Sabah

HISTORICAL CLAIM. Sabah was ruled by the Sulu sultanate until 1870, when it agreed to lease the territory to the British for a yearly fee. Graphic by Matt Hebrona

PH to Malaysia: 'Maximum tolerance'

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario will travel to Kuala Lumpur to push for the visit of a humanitarian mission to Sabah

SULU RULER. Sultan Jamalul Kiram III told reporters on Friday, February 22 in the Taguig Blue Mosque that followers had a right to remain in Sabah because his sultanate still had sovereignty over the Malaysian state. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Sultan followers face what case?

Mar 04, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Vice President Binay also recalls meeting Kiram accidentally last month

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following a standoff that reportedly led to 3 deaths.

Don't believe 'rumors' - Malaysian PM

Mar 03, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Rumors are unfounded and not based on the actual situation says the Malaysian prime minister

AQUINO ALLY. Najib met President Benigno Aquino III when the Malaysian leader made his first official visit to the Philippines to witness the signing of the Framework Agreement between the government and the MILF facilitated by Malaysia on October 15, 2012. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH wants access to Sabah standoff victims

Mar 03, 2013 - 4:29 PM

The government wants access to detained and injured Filipinos

DEADLY STANDOFF. Malaysian police (R) and an army truck drive past each other in Lahad Datu on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

We won't leave Sabah - Sultanate followers

Mar 02, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Everyone of the 214 left decided to die in Lahad Datu in pursuit of their dreams and aspiration says the spokesperson of the Sulu Sultanate

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following a standoff that reportedly led to 3 deaths.

'Small window' to end Sabah conflict

Mar 01, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang concedes the standoff in Sabah is not over since Malaysian forces and the followers of the Sultan are still in the area

SULU RULER. Sultan Jamalul Kiram III told reporters on Friday, February 22 in the Taguig Blue Mosque that followers had a right to remain in Sabah because his sultanate still had sovereignty over the Malaysian state. AFP Photo/Noel Celis

Palace: No firefight, no deaths in Sabah

Mar 01, 2013 - 2:39 PM

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte says the Philippines is not abandoning its claim on Sabah

10 dead, 4 wounded in Sabah - Sultan

Mar 01, 2013 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED Malaysia however says 3 were killed including two members of its security force