Sabah Claim 101

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Founded in the 15th century. Once the seat of power in the region, it controlled islands in the southern Philippines, as well as parts of Borneo, including Sabah. The Sultanate of Sulu

Sabah is Philippine territory. We must assert our claim. The ancient 1878 lease contract must end. Sabah is ours. We should claim it by Atty. Mel Sta. Maria

The authority that was part of a network of city ports lording over this domain naturally mirrored this older history and this wider world. The Sulu Sultanate is historically older than the Philippine nation-state, the Sarawak of the White Rajahs and the Sabah of the Malaysian Federation. It’s borders with long(er) histories, stupid by Patricio N. Abinales

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has not yet ruled on the conflicting territorial claims of the Philippines and Malaysia in relation to Sabah. It’s time to elevate Sabah dispute to International Court of Justice by Atty. Mel Sta. Maria

To understand (1) the claim of the Sultan of Sulu over Sabah, (2) the standoff in Lahad Datu town in Sabah, (3) the stand-down admonition of President Aquino directing the followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III led by his brother Datu Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram to withdraw and return peacefully to the Philippines, and (4) the enforcement actions of the Malaysian authorities that sadly resulted in death and injury, I think it is best to begin by discussing the concepts of sovereignty and ownership. Understanding the Sabah dispute by Artemio Panganiban

The Sultan of Brunei “gave” the North Borneo territory to the Sultan of Sulu as the monarch and representative of the Sultanate of Sulu, not as an individual. A badly written tragicomedy by Noralyn Mustafa

The position of true and legitimate monarch in the Royal Sultanate of Sulu is claimed by several, up to nine, claimants of the throne. Sultan Fuad Kiram is the true and legitimate Sultan of Sulu by Julmunir I. Jannaral


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