Mar 10, 2013

Jamalul Kiram invaded Malaysia's Sabah state - Money or Jihad ?

Jamalul Kiram - Money or Jihad ?
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Money


NBI launches probe on Sabah ‘conspiracy’
By Mike Frialde (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 9, 2013 - 1:00am



MANILA, Philippines - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) summoned yesterday an adviser of the sultanate of Sulu for questioning as the government pursued suspicions of a conspiracy in the ongoing crisis in Sabah.

Pastor “Boy” Saycon, a political strategist and secretary general of the Council for Philippine Affairs (COPA), was told to appear before the NBI on Tuesday morning.

Sultanate spokesman Abraham Idjirani said it was the start of a “crackdown” by the government on the sultan’s followers. Malacañang said President Aquino would inform Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak about “ringleaders” in the Sabah incident.

The NBI subpoena, signed by Deputy Director for Intelligence Services Reynaldo Esmeralda, was delivered to Saycon’s Makati office by NBI agents at 4 p.m.

Although Saycon said he had not read the subpoena, he told The STAR he was being summoned in connection with his support for Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.

“I suspect it would be because of the recent developments and the entry into Sabah,” Saycon said. “It is anticipated that supporters of the sultan will be charged. They are now preparing the ground for more subpoenas… the threat of the government has been lingering for the past two weeks.”

He said the sultanate had put together a team of lawyers to assist Kiram’s supporters who may be subpoenaed and indicted.

“I think the government wants to put up a conspiracy without any basis and blame people instead of solving the worsening crisis in Sabah,” Saycon told The STAR.

Saycon has admitted acting as an adviser to Kiram in bringing the sultanate’s Sabah claim to the United Nations. Saycon describes himself as the sultan’s adviser on foreign, economic and cultural relations for the past 12 years.

He had earlier denied instigating the sultanate’s army to go to the coastal village of Lahad Datu in Sabah last month. He also said he was working on his own with Kiram on the Sabah claim, clearing COPA members Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., the President’s uncle, and wife Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco of involvement.

NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas could not be reached for comment last night, but he had earlier said the bureau was investigating “the people behind the Sabah incident.”

Saycon said he would remain an adviser of Kiram “and not abandon him in this time of crisis.”

The sultanate said that the other day, three NBI agents entered Kiram’s home in Taguig City by posing as television crew.

“I think they are trying to intimidate the loved ones, friends and supporters of the sultan,” Saycon said as he reiterated his call for UN mediation on the crisis.

Lured with $600?

At Malacañang, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said yesterday Kiram’s followers might have been lured into going to Lahad Datu with a promise of $600. Idjirani denied this.

Lacierda said the government has asked Kuala Lumpur for full access to Filipinos affected by the hostilities in Sabah.

He said the armed followers of Kiram accounted for only a small fraction of law-abiding Filipinos in Sabah.

Lacierda said President Aquino would tell Razak “that there are ringleaders, and there were others who were deceived.”

“We’ve seen also in some reports in media, that some of them… part of the royal sultanate forces, were paid $600… were promised to be paid $600. They were promised land, they were promised positions in the sultanate. That is not being denied,” Lacierda said.

The government has warned that Kiram and his followers could face arrest for various offenses including inciting to war and illegal possession of firearms.

“He will not run. He is already an old man,” Idjirani said, referring to Kiram.

President Aquino had earlier said the government was looking into a conspiracy behind the Sabah crisis, involving personalities identified with the previous administration. He did not name names, but noted that the Sabah incursion involved considerable funding and logistics that the sultanate could not have bankrolled alone.

The STAR previously reported that the President was furious over the Sabah incident, believing it was instigated by certain individuals to sabotage the government’s peace initiatives with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Administration officials told The STAR this week that among the complaints of Kiram and his supporters is that they felt left out in the peace negotiations with the MILF. Under the framework peace agreement with the MILF, the creation of a Bangsamoro entity will affect lands claimed by the Sulu sultanate.

The sultan’s supporters in Sabah are accompanied by members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) identified with founding chairman Nur Misuari, who claims his clan is the real owner of North Borneo or Sabah.

The MNLF signed a peace treaty with the government in 1996, which Misuari says has not been fully implemented together with the Tripoli Agreement signed earlier in Libya.

Sources earlier said among the supposed conspirators being eyed by Malacañang is Norberto Gonzales, who served as national security adviser and defense secretary during the Arroyo administration. He has denied involvement in the Sabah incident.

– With Paolo Romero, Rey Galupo
philstar.com



Manila mulakan siasatan konflik Sabah, mula menyoal penasihat Kiram
Oleh Clara Chooi
Penolong Pengarang Berita

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Mac - Biro Penyiasatan Nasional Filipina (NBI) semalam memulakan penyiasatan ke atas keganasan Sabah, dan memanggil penasihat Sultan Sulu Pastor “Boy” Saycon untuk disoalsiasat Selasa hadapan.

Media di Filipina melaporkan sapina akan dikeluarkan dalam usaha NBI mencari bukti dakwaan konspirasi berlaku dalam konflik bersenjata antara pasukan keselamatan Malaysia dan “tentera Di Raja” Sulu di negeri Malaysia timur itu.

Memetik kenyataan jurucakap Sultan, Abraham Idjirani, The Philippine Star berkata ini adalah permulaan tindakan oleh pihak kerajaan ke atas pengikut Sultan Jamalul Kiram III (gambar) yang mendakwa dirinya sebagai Sultan Sulu, dan akan didakwa kerana mencetuskan pemberontakan di Sabah.

Akhbar itu melaporkan bahawa sapina yang ditandatangani timbalan pengarah Jabatan Risikan, Reynaldo Esmeralda, dihantar jam 4 petang semalam ke pejabat Saycon di Makati oleh ajen NBI.

Saycon, setiausaha agung Majlis Perhubungan Filipina (COPA), telah dikaitkan dalam plot menghancurkan kestabilan pentadbiran lalu, menurut laporan laman sesawang ABS-CBN News semalam. "Saya syak kerana perkembangan terbaru dan kemasukan ke Sabah," kata Saycon kepada The Philippine Star, walaupun beliau masih belum menerima sapina tersebut.

"Sudah dijangkakan bahawa penyokong sultan akan didakwa. Mereka sekarang sedang menyediakan lebih banyak sapina, kerana ugutan terhadap kerajaan sudah mula berleluasa dalam masa dua minggu ini."

Penganalisis strategi politik juga dilaporkan berkata Sultan Sulu sudah membentuk sepasukan peguamnya bagi membantu penyokongnya yang mungkin disiasat atau dihadapkan ke mahkamah kerana keganasan di Sabah, yang didakwa pihak berkuasa Malaysia pada Khamis meragut 52 warga Filipina dan lapan rakyat Malaysia.

"Saya fikir kerajaan ada konspirasi tanpa sebarang sebab, dan mahu menuduh orang ramai dan bukannya menyelesaikan krisis yang sedang meruncing di Sabah," dakwa Saycon menurut akhbar berbahasa Inggeris itu.

Menurut laporan sebelumnya, Saycon mengaku menjadi penasihat keluarga Kiram dalam hal ehwal luar, ekonomi dan budaya selama sedekad tetapi menafikan memberi nasihat untuk tentera diraja Sulu mengambil alih Sabah.

The Philippine Star melaporkan pengarah NBI Nonnatus Rojas tidak dapat dihubungi untuk memberi komen ke atas tujuan sapina terbabit, tetapi mengatakan baru-baru ini beliau mengatakan beliau sedang menyiasat "siapa yang terlibat di belakang insiden Sabah."

Akhbar tersebut itu melaporkan bahawa kerajaan Filipina berkata semalam orang-orang Kiram di Sabah hanya menyertai tentera Sulu selepas disogok wang.

"KIta sudah melihat laporan di media, sesetengah dari mereka (tentera diraja), dibayar $600, dan dijanjikan untuk dibayar $600. Mereka juga dijanjikan tanah, dan kedudukan dalam kesultanan, ini tidak boleh dinafikan lagi," kata jurucakap presiden Edwin Lacierda.

Adik Jamalul, Agbimuddin Kiram, yang mendakwa dirinya sebagai 'putera raja' Kesultanan Sulu, sedang mengetuai 200 pemberontak bersenjata di Sabah, dimana mereka sudah berada di situ sejak 9 Februari.

Puak bersenjata itu berhadapan dengan pasukan keselamatan Malaysia pada Jumaat dua minggu lalu, selepas perbincangan secara aman gagal, dan pertempuran minggu lalu menyaksikan penceroboh Sulu ramai yang terbunuh, dan juga lapan orang anggota polis Malaysia.

Malaysia melancarkan serangan besar-besaran sejak Selasa pagi, termasuk serangan udara yang menyaksikan bom dan dan artileri menghujani Kampung Tanduo, tempat penceroboh itu berlindung.

Sehingga Khamis, jumlah kematian penceroboh Sulu mencecah 52 orang menurut laporan pihak berkuasa Malaysia, dengan 32 orang terbunuh dalam pertempuran berikutan serangan udara Selasa lalu.

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Jihad


Kiram's 'royal army' to stay in Malaysia, 'die' for their right
By Rio Rose Ribaya | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom


Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram speaks during an exclusive interview 
with Yahoo! Southeast Asia in his residence in Taguig. 
Original Photo by Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images



While waiting for Malaysia's response on his proposed talks, the sultanate of Sulu has declared a ‘jihad’ against Malaysia.

Related story: Kiram eyes 'neutral' countries such as Singapore for proposed talks

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III said the Malaysian government at this point leaves them with no other choice but to stand their ground and die for their right to “live in their homeland” that is in Sabah.

But instead of meeting with his generals for attacks or reinforcements, Kiram meets with legal volunteers that could help him press proprietary rights over Sabah in his Taguig home.

“(The end to this conflict) depends (but) we always submit ourselves to the almighty Allah. So meaning, it’s some sort of jihad,” Kiram told Yahoo! Southeast Asia.

Timeline: Understanding the Sabah crisis

But Kiram’s brother-in-law, Abrahan Idrijani, quickly interjected, clarifying the Sulu sultanate is referring to a “legal battle” in insisting their claim of ownership over Sabah.

Idrijani, who also serves as the sultanate’s secretary-general, explained the Kiram clan has chosen a jihad in the form of “fighting for the right.”

“There are many forms of jihad. This jihad is in the form of fighting the (legal) right. This is not to wage a war,” Idrijani emphasized.

“The sultanate is now undertaking a jihad for fighting the (legal) right over the territory of Sabah,” he reiterated on behalf of Kiram

On Friday evening, Kiram met international law expert Marwil Llasos, who helped write a book entitled “The Philippine Claims over a portion of North Borneo: Documents, Materials, and Cases” in 2003.

The book, which collated documents and legal arguments supporting the country’s claim over Sabah, is among the documents Kiram showed Yahoo! Southeast Asia in an interview on Friday evening.

The Sulu leaders welcomed Llasos’ move to help them elevate their claim to international audience after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s strong reservation on the issue.

“We just finished writing another letter informing the United Nations that Malaysia is not complying with their call to peacefully end violence in Sabah,” Kiram said.

“We want them to investigate this genocide. I don’t know why they do not want a ceasefire. It’s very un-Islamic,” he added.

Related story: Kiram ready to go to PH jail

Kiram said the timing came perfectly as they are contemplating of filing violations of humanitarian law cases against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Idrijani said the Malaysian leader should be held liable for using the “policy of genocide” to drive away Tausug people from Sabah to benefit his political interest at the expense of civilian lives in Sabah.

“We know very well that last night was the last day of tenure of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. That’s why he ordered massive attacks because he wants to gain credit,” Idrijani said.

The Malaysian prime minister is running a very close race for re-election against opposition party Pakatan Rakyat, which is led by Anwar Ibrahim.

Ibrahim has also been linked to plots to derail peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Kiram’s second wife, Celia, claimed the Malaysian officials chose to ignore UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon’s call to peacefully end Sabah stand off to postpone the elections.

“He ordered the attack so there will be no election,” she said.

Llasos, who also specializes in humanitarian law, explains Malaysia’s defiance against UN’s call for peace practically tags them as an “international outlaw.”

“In effect, Malaysia is an international outlaw because it is not following the UN call for sobriety. In the eyes of the international community, that is a violation of Geneva convention,” he explained.

The royal family of Kiram also met with representatives of the Sabah Claim Society, which offered to sponsor Kiram’s transportation and accommodation to Europe.

The five-year old group vows to financially support Kiram and some members of his family to “socially meet” with international politicians and audience in Europe to further their claim over Sabah.

Kiram, who has been undergoing dialysis for one year and three months, also expressed openness to negotiate with Malaysia in a neutral country like Singapore, Brunei , or Hong Kong.

He vows to fight for their right in Sabah until his last breath.

ph.news.yahoo.com

Kiram declares jihad against Malaysia
By Rio Rose Ribaya


Sulu Sultan' Jamalul Kiram III yesterday declared that his fight against Malaysia is a jihad.

But instead of meeting with his generals for attacks or reinforcements, Kiram meets with legal volunteers that could help him press proprietary rights over Sabah in his Taguig home.

“(The end to this conflict) depends (but) we always submit ourselves to the almighty Allah. So meaning, it’s some sort of jihad,” Kiram told Yahoo! Southeast Asia.

But Kiram’s brother-in-law, Abrahan Idrijani, quickly interjected, clarifying the Sulu sultanate is referring to a “legal battle” in insisting their claim of ownership over Sabah.

Idrijani, who also serves as the sultanate’s secretary-general, explained the Kiram clan has chosen a jihad in the form of “fighting for the right.”

“There are many forms of jihad. This jihad is in the form of fighting the (legal) right. This is not to wage a war,” Idrijani emphasized.

“The sultanate is now undertaking a jihad for fighting the (legal) right over the territory of Sabah,” he reiterated on behalf of Kiram

On Friday evening, Kiram met international law expert Marwil Llasos, who helped write a book entitled “The Philippine Claims over a portion of North Borneo: Documents, Materials, and Cases” in 2003.

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The book, which collated documents and legal arguments supporting the country’s claim over Sabah, has been among the documents Kiram showed Yahoo! Southeast Asia in an interview on Friday evening.

The Sulu leaders welcomed Llasos’ move to help them elevate their claim to international audience after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s strong reservation on the issue.

“We just finished writing another letter informing the United Nations that Malaysia is not complying with their call to peacefully end violence in Sabah,” Kiram said.

“We want them to investigate this genocide. I don’t know why they do not want a ceasefire. It’s very un-Islamic,” he added.

Kiram said the timing came perfectly as they are contemplating of filing violations of humanitarian law cases against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Idrijani said the Malaysian leader should be held liable for using the “policy of genocide” to drive away Tausug people from Sabah to benefit his political interest at the expense of civilian lives in Sabah.

“We know very well that last night was the last day of tenure of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. That’s why he ordered massive attacks because he wants to gain credit,” Idrijani said.

READ: Insurgents mutilate, kill Malaysian policemen
READ: Timeline of Sabah crisis

The Malaysian prime minister is running a very close race for re-election against opposition party Pakatan Rakyat, which is led by Anwar Ibrahim.

Ibrahim has also been linked to plots to derail peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Kiram’s second wife, Celia, claimed the Malaysian officials chose to ignore UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon’s call to peacefully end Sabah stand off to postpone the elections.

“He ordered the attack so there will be no election,” she said.

Llasos, who also specializes in humanitarian law, explains Malaysia’s defiance against UN’s call for peace practically tags them as an “international outlaw.”

“In effect, Malaysia is an international outlaw because it is not following the UN call for sobriety. In the eyes of the international community, that is a violation of Geneva convention,” he explained.

The royal family of Kiram also met with representatives of the Sabah Claim Society, which offered to sponsor Kiram’s transportation and accommodation to Europe.

The five-year old group vows to financially support Kiram and some members of his family to “socially meet” with international politicians and audience in Europe to further their claim over Sabah.

Kiram, who has been undergoing dialysis for one year and three months, also expressed openness to negotiate with Malaysia in a neutral country like Singapore, Brunei , or Hong Kong.

He vows to fight for their right in Sabah until he draws his last breath. 

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Waiting for Malaysia Majlis Fatwa/National Fatwa Council
 to issue fatwa on

The Validation on The Pajak/Leasing Issue on Sabah in present context
(Sultanate of Sulu leased/Pajak Sabah to British North Borneo Company)

The Status of Syahid on Malaysian Police/Army who died

  

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