ATTENDING......(From left to right) Her Highness Pangyan Dr. Fatimah Celia, His Highness The Sultan of Sulu Paduka Mahashari Maulana al Sultan Mohammad Jamalul Kiram III ibni Almarhum Sultan Punjungan al Shariful Hashim, attends wedding in Malaysia with DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir and DYMM Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Aishah Rohani binti Tunku Besar Mahmud. Onn Ariffin (insert) is a Special Advisors to His Royal Highness, Paduka Mahashari Maulana al Sultan Jamalul D. Kiram III ibni Al Marhum Sultan Punjungan Kiram Al Sultan Shariful Hashim, Sultan of Sulu.)
By : JOE FERNANDEZ
NEVER in the history of world have we seen even any dethroned royalty trying to get back their former kingdom by force and to eliminate the ballot box in the process.
The so-called Sulu Sultan is a world first in a category by itself. His story will be recorded in the Annals of Arch Villains in History or Great Criminal Masterminds in World History.
The so-called Sulu Sultan should stop saying that Sabah belongs to him. It's an insane claim. His dynasty never "owned" it in the first place. He misled, misrepresented and defrauded the British North Borneo Chartered Company. The Orang Asal of Sabah were there first and under Native Customary Right (NCR) in Adat the country belongs to them.
If the so-called Sulu Sultan persists in his despotic foolishness, the people of Sabah, the Orang Asal in particular, would have to launch a "People's Democratic Revolution" to decapitate him and his entire family and relatives as enemies of the state, as well as eliminate the 60-odd other pretenders to the Sulu Sultanship and their families and relatives. This would end the defunct Sulu Sultanate once and for all and bury it for good.
The tragedy that befell the last Tsar of Russia and his family during the 1917 Revolution and earlier the Emperor during the French Revolution and the Shah of Iran, not so long ago, must be kept in mind.
The Philippines Government and Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) should stop trying to encourage the Sulu Sultan to persist in his foolishness.
It's strange the Philippines President, Aquino, is keeping mum on the so-called Sulu Sultan launching his so-called Royal Sulu Army in defiance of the laws of the Philippines Republic and its Constitution.
Aquino is also pretending to be deaf, dumb and blind to the fact that the so-called Royal Sulu Army is composed of MNLF fighters. Weren't these people supposed to disarm and their weapons turned in and destroyed when the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was created under the 1st Peace Accord in the southern Philippines?
What is Aquino going to do about Nur Misuari's Act of Treason against the Philippines Republic on the question of maintaining the MNLF fighters in secret and waging an undeclared war against Sabah?
He should extradite Nur Misuari and the so-called Sulu Sultan to Sabah to be tried and hanged in public. That would spare the so-called Sulu Sultan's family and relatives and the other 60-odd pretenders to the Sulu Sultanship and their families and relatives.
Misuari is delusional following the recent peace process reached between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) facilitated by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. How many times does Misuari want to be part of the peace process? Does he think that the southern Philippines is his family's ancestral property?
If Aquino wants to help the people of Sabah, especially the Orang Asal who are largely Christians like him, it's incumbent upon him to remind Putrajaya and point out to the world that no Referendum was ever held in Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Malaya on Malaysia. The Sovereignty of Sabah was never transferred to Malaysia, just as it was never transferred to Brunei, Sulu, Spain, Britain, or the Philippines for that matter. The Sovereignty of Sabah resides with its people.
To digress a little, he should also tell his bosom pal Najib that the Christians hold the original copyright on Allah. This attribute of God is the intellectual property right of the Christians.