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Friday, March 1, 2013

WAR begins in Sabah Sulu Sultanate with Malaysia - March 1

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Sultanate of Sulu & North Borneo Crowned Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram and his Royal Guard in Lahad Datu, Sabah (North Borneo) photo: ABN news

Violence erupted in Sabah after Malaysian security forces on Friday morning started firing at a group of Filipinos holed up in a village in Sabah, the brother of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III said.

"Nagbabarilan na! Oo, nagbabarilan na!" said Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, brother of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, in an interview aired on dzRH. (Gun shots have been fired! Yes, there have been gun shots!), the leader of the group in Sabah, said "Biglang pumasok sa amin (They suddenly came in), they were being shot  so we had to defend ourselves,"

Kiram said the exchange of gunshots has wounded one of their men. "We appeal to the Filipino people, the Tausugs, the (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) to back us up," Kiram told dzRH.

The radio station, through its Twitter account, noted gunshots heard during the interview.

Asked what time the Malaysian forces moved in, Raja said, "oras na ito (at this time)."

Sounds of shots were heard in the background while the interview was being conducted. The interview was cut, however.

The group, which claimed Sabah is their homeland, had landed in Sabah on February 9 and engaged Malaysian forces in a standoff.

Malaysian forces blocked off their food and water supplies but until Friday did not fire on them while waiting for a peaceful resolution to the situation.

On Thursday, Malaysia's The Star online reported the group of armed Filipinos coped with the blockade by living off houses abandoned by local villagers.

However, the report on Thursday said the Filipinos claimed they were "all fine" despite the land and sea blockade by Malaysian security forces.

Call for prayers

In Manila, Kiram's spokesman Abe Idjirani appealed for prayers for a peaceful solution.

Idjirani said the first shot "was done by Malaysian police authorities."

The group and the police had been separated by a 300-meter distance, he said.

In a separate interview on ANC, Sulu Sultanate spokesman Abraham Idjirani confirmed the first shot came from the Malaysian police at around 6 am. He could not confirm injuries due to gunfire, describing initial reports as "sketchy."

Idjirani, however, said they have "apprehensions" about seeking the Philippine government's intercession to end the standoff, especially given the violence.

"Wala pa kaming naiisip na paraan kasi in the previous days, lagi hong sinasabi ng Malacanang na walang sisihan, huwag n'yo kaming sisihin, kung ano mang mangyari ngayon," he said. (We have not yet thought of any means because in the previous days, Malacanang has said we should not blame them for whatever happens.)

Idjirani, however, said the Malaysian police have withdrawn from the area.

With report from Rapple.com and GMA News

15 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ayan! simula na ang gyera.. nasaan na yung matatapang?.. labas na kayo.. panahon nyo na ito..... bring your own bolo

  2. Anonymous says:

    Bismillahir Ramanir Rahim...
    Allahu akbar !
    Allahu akbar !



    Let be unite ,if our govt cant protect its ctzen in the Sabah claim lets fight til d last drop of r blood..

    Blood is the payment for blood..

  3. Anonymous says:

    PANGINOON PROTEKTAHAN NYO PO ANG GRUPO NI SULTAN KIRAM AT MGA KAPATID NAMING MUSLIM AT ILAYO MO PO SILA KAPAHAMAKAN.

    HINDI AKO KOMUNISTA..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ameen
    suma ameen


    THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYER BROTHER

  5. Anonymous says:

    Philippine Government and Kiram knows well about the issue, and the peace deal. They know the truth but they cannot just simply tell all infront of the media.

    This won't not happen, if government listened to the appealed of Kiram clan as a legitimate owner of Sabah.

    The fate of Kiram clan and Philippines is on the hand of our President on how he will deal this issue. His decision should benefit the progress of the entire Philippines regardless of religious and geographical barriers, instead of pressing charges against Kiram clan, and trying to look for loop wholes to void Kiram's Claim and While Malaysia could not stand on their feet to claim and say that "Sabah belongs to Malaysia", because they know that Sabah belongs to Kiram clan and they are paying rental.

    If Kiram clan will win this case, and Aquino remains hard on this issue.
    It will be a big victory of Muslim community and majority of Filipinos, while Aquino will receive no credit and will be subject for questions of his credibility as a leader with regards to national security, knowing that for so many decades majority of our politicians are tainted already with corruption.

    If Kiram clan will loss to this case, and Aquino remains hard on this issue and while UN is watching closely. There would remain a big question mark to Aquino-Malaysian leadership over peace deal agreement.

    And people inside the senate are all "yes" to Aquino's policy just to protect their personal interest for the coming election.

    I am no Malaysian nor Kiram supporter, I just want the truth for the Philippines and Malaysia.

    I AM A CHRISTIAN

  6. Anonymous says:

    pnoy is not a good leader in terms of foreign policy. he sold part of panatag shoal to the chinese and the military knows better to handle the situation but he let the military leave the area and dont even c
    are about its citizen in sabah except to give warning instead of prolonging to give diplomacy a chance to be workout. he should try to verify the claim on diplomacy. pnoy be a strong leader and use all the resources and lots of smart filipino people.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Princess Jacel Kiram are 1 of the 10 died from firefighting this morning between the Royal army of the Sultanate of Sulu and Malaysian forces....

    And 4 wounded (Royal Army of the Sultunate of Sulu)
    two camandos died from Malaysian forces..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Huh?

    Princess Jacel Kiram is in Manila with his father, if im not mistaken.

  9. Anonymous says:

    this crazy fuck in the top....princess jacel kiram is in manila ,y????theyre died for fighting?cege takpan nyo pa si pinoy.hindi tunay na pilipino lumabas na ang tunay na pagkatao nya.nasaan na yung mga nagrarally jan sa manila sugod na.walang silbi sariling teritoryo ayaw maitanggol duwagggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.my araw ka rin.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Please post naman ng comment na cgurado.. tinatakot mo naman kami... ilan bang patay so far?....

  11. Anonymous says:

    E confirm nyu sa google news e typ nyu lang Sabah Philippines news march 1,2013 at lalabas na mga news doon..
    Kababasa ko lang kanina isa daw c Princess Jacel Kiram sa namatay....10 lahat ang patay sa panig ng Royal army ng Sulu at 4 ang sugatan.Kawawa naman sila TAS ITO PA NABASA KO RIN SABI NG PHILS DAW NA DAHIL SA PAGTATANGKA NG GRUPO NG ROYAL ARMY NA ALISIN ANG CORD DOON SA LUGAR ITO YUNG CORD OR LETS SAY HARANG SIGURO NA INILAGAY DAW NG MALAYSIAN FORCES KAYA NAGPAPUTOK DAW ANG MALAYSIAN FORCES PARA SA SIGNAL ...
    AT NGAYUN LANG NAPANOOD KO SA AL JAZEERA NEWS (Dito sa Europa)AND SAMBAYANANG FILIPINO DAW AY NAG CO COMMENT SA PHILS GOERMENT THAT OUR GOVT CAN NOT PROTECT ITS CLAIM ON SABAH AND CAN NOT PROTECT THE CTZEN WHICH IS ITO YUNG ITINA TANGGI NG MALACANYANG .
    MGA MAKA BANYAGA TALAGA ANG GOBYERNO NATIN!
    kayung mga pilipino na kababayan sa Pilipinas hala sigi sugurin ang Malacanyang pababain c Pnoy!

  12. Anonymous says:

    let us pray for the martyrs....

  13. Anonymous says:

    Lord God Almighty, please protect all the citizens of the Philippines especially those who are in Sabah. Amen.

  14. LJ says:

    SABAH is for the Filipino people PNOY should be considerate of what he is saying, the balls are in the court of the malaysians, they instigated discord in the south & now they are reaping it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    i salute sultanate of julu..allahuakbar

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