Sultan Kiram forges unity with Sulu LGU leadership

Recognized Sulu Sultan discussed issues and concerns pertaining the plight of the Tausugs under the leadership of Sulu Provincial Governor Abdusakur Tan.

His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, in the meeting expressed his support to the development efforts of the local government leadership in bringing the desired changes in the lives of the constituents of the province.

Kiram, whose great forefather and ancestor was HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu and Sabah 1823 to 1844), who first used the surname Kiram, is believed  to be the first Kiram Sultan, and was succeeded by  his son and grandchildren.

Together with his father, Al-marhum HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram (Sultan 1947-1973), there were seven (7) Kiram Sultans of Sulu and Sabah, whereupon in recent past his late eldest brother HM Sultan Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram became Sultan of Sulu and Sabah from 1974 to 1986.
The governor  took cognizance and respect to the Sulu Sultan for his visit and even expressed appreciation for his pledge to assist the province in fulfilling the vision and programs of the local government for the welfare of the Tausug.

At the same time, HM Sultan Fuad stressed that close cooperation and collaboration between the Sultanate and the provincial civil authority of Sulu under the stewardship of Gov. Tan and the whole officialdom.

“We must work together for the common good in order to attain our goals for the betterment of our people through your local initiatives,” Sultan Fuad Kiram said.

Tan bares his priority programs that are now being implemented to include livelihood development projects, peace and order, and education and health Services.

The Sultan told the governor about his grave concern over the preservation of the Tausug culture and tradition which he wanted to perpetuate with the help of the Sulu officials.

“Our grave concern for our beloved Tausug people now only numbering over 5 million scattered in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula and Sabah, that the Muslim Tausug people being a minority group within about 100 million Philippine Christian-dominated population, we fear our centuries old arts and culture, our Tausug language, identity and values as a people is now being eroded, and may be lost forever to the Tausug future generations,” lamented the Sultan.

The Sultan has appealed for unity and reconciliation among various factions and vowed to support the present government even as he extolled his “Amba Raaayat” to support the peace initiatives of  President  Noynoy Aquino to once and for all settle the long standing  and deeply-rooted Mindanao conflict  thru peaceful means.

“We express our support to the peace and order initiatives of President Noynoy. The on-going peace negotiation with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is encouraging,” he said.

“But we also express our desire that the provisions of the 1996 Peace Treaty between the MNLF and the Philippines be fully implemented as the cornerstone of a better Mindanao and Sultanate of Sulu, the Sultan added.

The Sultan also promised to make representation before the World communities, particularly with the United Nations for the protection of the people’s rights as a minority in Mindanao.

“We and our Tausug people seek the protection of the United Nations and the international community to protect our rights as a minority group in the Philippines,” the Sultan further said.

He assured that with the help of a unity people under the sultanate and the provincial government, nothing is impossible in achieving jointly the goals for development.

“Our problems are numerous and sometimes daunting, but we can resolve the problems confronting us as a people, to develop and assist our people in Sabah, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, Zamboanga and Palawan, to build schools, roads, drinking water supply systems, telecommunications, hospitals and medical health services, refuge for the orphans, widows, elderly, destitute and underprivileged, which can only be done when we are united,” he assured.

“There is hope in the hearts and minds of our people that, under the true Sultan, we can recover and restore our Sultanate to its former glory. There is hope that peace and prosperity will come to us through our uniting work for a better tomorrow.”

He pledged to uphold and live up to “ the sacred traditions of our Sultanate and to the memory of our dear brother, H.M. Sultan Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram (Sultan 1974-1986), and to our beloved father H.M. Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan 1947-1973), to our grandfather H.M. Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram (Sultan 1936), and to his brother, our grand uncle H.M. Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (Sultan 1893-1936), also to his brother and our grand uncle H.M. Sultan Badaruddin Kiram II (Sultan 1881-1886) and to his father, our forefather, H.M. Sultan Jamalul Ahlam Kiram (Sultan 1861-1881) and his father, our forefather, H.M. Sultan Mohd. Pulalun Kiram (Sultan 1844-1862) and finally to his father, our forefather, and originator of the Kiram blood line H.M. Sultan Jamalul Kiram I (1823-1844).” Faber Concepcion

Open letter to the Governor

Your Excellency
Governor Abdusakur M tan
capitol Site, Patikul
Sulu Province, Philippines

Assalamu alaikum wr wb

I am pleased to inform you that HrH Prince Omar Kiram announced formally that the government of Sulu Province recognized formally the leadership oh HM Sultan Fuad Abdullah Kiram I for the Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah coincides with the 100th anniversary of Sulu.

As the Cultural Representative of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah to Indonesia and Timor leste allow me to thanks and appreciate with high appreciation for your endorsement and/or recognition to His Majesty Sultan Fuad Abdullah Kiram I. This recognition is a noble and strategic policy to end the internal conflict within the Sultanate and will facilitate HM Sultan Abdullah Kiram I in running his Cultural administration.

Finally I pray to Almighty ALLAH SWT for His Excellency Governor’s  blessing in running the Province of Sulu which also the territories of the Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah. I believe that ALLAH SWT will give you continuous help and sustenance for your proximity to the small people (Dhuafa’).

Everything handed to GOD alone

Sincerely Yours

Datuk Sir MYR agung Sidayu,KRSS
Cultural Ambassador of The Royal hashemite
Sultanate of Sulu and sabah
to Indonesia and Timor Leste



Jolo, Sulu, Monday, 19 September 2011: His Excellency Governor Sakur Tan of the proud unconquered Tausug province of Sulu, scene of many battles during olden times will now reverberate once more as the 100 years of Sulu’s foundation as a Philippine province celebrates its colourful history and the resolute brave Tausugs headed by its illustrious governor, honorable provincial board members and the 19 illustrious Mayors of Sulu, coupled with the representatives of the Philippine national and local government units like the barangay chairmen and kagawad, senior officers of the Army, Navy, Marines and Police in Sulu province will attend this joyous celebration with mass media attending – highlighting in the official recognition of His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, Head of Sultanate and Head of Islam, the 35th Reigning Sultan of Sulu and Sabah.

It is the purpose of our Patriots group and all our sister groups such as Worldwide Christian Filipinos; Royalty, Nobility; Global Heroic Basques; Sabah Claim Society; United Alliance;  Support the Royal Hashemite and other groups to educate and enlighten not only our esteemed Filipinos but the world on the issue of the unquestioned ownership of Sabah by the Royal Sultanate of Sulu, as from 1658 to this day, and the Philippine sovereignty rights and claims on Sabah, enshrined in the Sabah Sovereignty Transfer from the Royal Sultanate of Sulu to the Republic of the Philippines, on 12 September 1962, which was signed sealed and delivered by His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu & Sabah 1947 to 1973), Head of Sultanate, and was duly signed by Emmanuel Pelaez concurrent Philippine Vice President and Foreign Affairs Secretary on consent by H.E. President Diosdado Macapagal.

His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I was the beloved Royal father of our current 35th Reigning Sultan of Sulu & Sabah — His Majesty Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I, and being the last son of his father, His Majesty Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I inherited all the rights, titles, ranks, positions and prerogatives of his father as the only anointed, true and legitimate Sultan of Sulu and Sabah.

On being crowned in 2004 HM Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, Head of Sultanate and Head of Islam, the 35th Reigning Sultan of Sulu and Sabah, pronounced these historic words as a Royal Edict:

“Sabah is not only the land and property of the nine (9) Royal Kiram Family heirs but also of the Tausug people and the Filipinos as well as per Royal Edict of our father HM Sultan Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu and Sabah 1947 to 1973) and contained in the 12 September 1962 Sabah Sovereignty Transfer from the Royal Sultanate of Sulu to the Republic of the Philippines.”

We aim to recover Sabah from the unlawful occupation of Malaysia so that from Sabah’s GDP of over $50 billion a year, we can use such annual GDP for social and economic developments of our people in Sulu and Sabah and for Filipinos, who will distinctly benefit from our free hospitals and free medicines, free education, free housing for the widows, orphans, homeless, aged and infirm, as well as underprivileged and the poor in our midst.

We will also provide for electricity, clean drinking water, sanitation systems, telecommunications, etc., and to foster, create and enhance jobs and industry beneficial to all.

Let us all support and pursue the Policies of His Majesty Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I on Sabah recovery from Malaysia, plus equal respect, understanding, harmony, brotherhood, equality and stability between all races, and of Muslims and Christians, Jews, Buddhists and other religions leading to eternal dividends of peace and prosperity for the Tausugs and the Filipinos and our beloved nation.

Long live His Majesty Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I, the Royal Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah, the Republic of the Philippines, the Tausugs and the Filipinos.  God bless them all.  God is with us we will win.  God Defend the Right.  Dieu Defend le Droit.  Allahu Akbar!

HrH Prince Omar Kiram comment

MANILA, Philippines — Malaysia’s meddling “claiming’ parts of the Philippine’s Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) is part of, borrowing from former MNLF and ARMM Governor Nur Misuari, the growing neo-colonialist mood & designs of said country. Misuari’s revelation was in reaction to the intemperate participation of Malaysia in the “peace talks” between the GRP & MILF, to include, manifold back channel efforts in preventing the AFP, many times, finally overrunning secessionist camp/s, to hosting & expediting the rejected MOA-AD signing & approval, to the interested advocacy for Philippine adoption of a Federal Government during Charter-Change debates.

Said neo-colonialist contemplation is apparent at many levels e.g. recent leaders internationally standing-up against Western voices; to training nationals as future astronauts under the Russian program in exchange for patronizing the latter’s military hardware; to cartoons and kids programs viewed in Asia via Disney Channel in Bahasa etc. The most obvious projection of increasing geo-political role over the entire South-East Asia, validated by covertly sponsored cross-border conflicts with many neighboring countries. Malaysian hegemony of more than 1,000 hectares coerced from the small kingdom of Brunei, while Sultan Bolkiah is disquiet over the possible entry of subversives under the pay of Kuala Lumpur creating future trouble for the monarchy; Thailand besieged by an insurgency of Muslim/Malay separatists in 3 Southernmost provinces of Pattawi, Narahiwat, Yala, & 5 districts in Songkhala (sound familiar?); Indonesia in a diplomatic & almost naval shooting war with Malaysia (Aug 13, 2010) over 2 islands of Sipadan & Ligitan East coast of Borneo, and Ambalat, a sea bed in Celebes Sea rich in crude oil; and the Philippines, with Malaysia god-father of the MNLF once, and later the MILF separatist group in Southern Mindanao. With great appreciation for a true ally, Indonesia has supported the side of the Philippines since the time of Sukarno, in several territorial disputes with Malaysia over Sabah and the Kalayaan Islands.

Malaysia’s adventurism into the Philippines’ Kalayaan Islands is due to geographical occupation of another of our territory “Sabah” proximate to said Islands. This is best explained by Prince Omar Kiram (in behalf of Sultan Fuad Kiram I of Sulu & Sabah), “that the Spratly Islands owned by the Royal Sultanate of Sulu since 1405, is recognized by China via a ‘most favored nation treaty’ with Sulu in 1417. Malaysia has no right to claim the Spratly Islands because its stay in Sabah is illegal, and Sabah is owned by the Royal Sultanate of Sulu. It is sad many of our politicians show their patriotism by giving away parts of the Philippines like Spratlys & Sabah to other nations like Malaysia. This strengthens persistent rumors many national politicians and government officials are under Malaysian pay.”

Note, Philippine Sabah validates our territorial ownership over the KIG. Such windfall of lands rich in resources added to our sovereign archipelago, impresses upon present & future leaders, the return of Sabah. In the meantime, required legislation must be proposed & passed for a national endowment “perhaps for life” as an expression of gratitude appropriate the Kiram Family for remaining as Filipino nationals; & for gifting the Republic with an expanded domain. On another plain, school instruction, cartographic maps, TV weather news, to shirts in fad emblazoned with an amputated Philippine archipelago, must now include Sabah, as well.