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Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Sabah Claim reinstated

Amidst all the activity or shall we rightfully say inactivity in Lahad Datu one thing is becoming apparently clear and it has all to do with this illegal landing of Soldiers of the Royal Sulu Army into Malaysian held territory and the reluctance of the Barisan Government to act decisively and effectively.

The Philippines Star in an online  Survey today  (Sunday 3rd March 2013) is asking these questions;
Are you in favor of PNoy's call to Sultan Kiram to order his people to leave Sabah?  ; and
"Should the Philippines revive its Sabah claim?"  with a resounding 85 percent of the respondents saaying "YES". and that spells the mood in the Philippines today.

To the first question 53 percent of the respondents have said "NO" to  44percent saying yes and the remaining responded "not sure."

Going south where the Malaysian Government would expect some Sympathy from the Moro rebels it is rather clear that all the efforts of the government has been washed away with this tide of Nationalism in the Philippines, it looks like even the Moro rebel chief now does not suspect his benefactors in the Malaysian government.

The President of Philippines has called the invaders to surrender,  "without conditions," that amounts to say, "Okay we shall leave but that does not mean we have no rights here and we are not going to come back."

The question is will the Malaysian government accept such a surrender and if they do what are the implications to future landings.

Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the Sultanate of Sulu yesterday said their followers did not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday's bloody crackdown.

“The decision remains the same, because honor is above life. This is a clear message of the sultanate. What’s the use of life if we lose our honor,” she said. - See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown. - See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown. - See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown. - See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown.
“The decision remains the same, because honor is above life. This is a clear message of the sultanate. What’s the use of life if we lose our honor,” she said.
- See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown.
“The decision remains the same, because honor is above life. This is a clear message of the sultanate. What’s the use of life if we lose our honor,” she said.
- See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown.
“The decision remains the same, because honor is above life. This is a clear message of the sultanate. What’s the use of life if we lose our honor,” she said.
- See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
Princess Jaycel Kiram, speaking for the sultanate, yesterday said their followers do not intend to leave Sabah despite Friday’s bloody crackdown.
“The decision remains the same, because honor is above life. This is a clear message of the sultanate. What’s the use of life if we lose our honor,” she said.
- See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/03/03/915181/surrender-without-conditions#sthash.dyDHr750.dpuf
" The decision remains the same, because honour is  above life. This is a clear message of the Sultanate. What is the use of life if we lose our honour?"  she asked.

Whilst the President of the Philippines has been asking the invaders to surrender and pursue different means, it is clear that in the Philippines sentiment in Philippines is growing by the day and the sympathy is now with Raja Muda who is leading this invasion.

Philippine sentiment seems to be agaisnt the government it feels the government is snot doing enough and wants seem to want the government to take a tougher stance with the Malaysian government.

The Manila times in  its Sunday edition carried a headline article titled, "Bring Sabah issue to the International Court of Justice Now," a clear reflection of the wishes of the people of the Philippines now, and our reaction is one in which Malaysians are ill informed and the Malaysian Government is chasing its own tail.

Whilst all this is going on Najib is talking big and doing nothing in Malaysia, the army he built seems incapable of handling the situation so much so he had to use the police force.

As my friend Mr. C. Joseph Katam put it , ' the last time this army went to war was to cull pigs in the Sepang area, and since then they have not seen a war," Mr. Joseph went on to say that on Friday the army was busy preparing ro the Armed forces day in Port Dickson and what he saw was really pathetic, Army trucks broken down on the way to Port Dickson due to poor maintenance, "what will be the fate of our tanks,   submarines, frigates and air force planes, if this is the condition of the lorries?" he asked.

Looks like our soldiers have been having a good time, and are not prepared for this task, why is it Police personnel are being should rightfully be an issue for the army.

Looks like our Prime Minister is more concerned with what necklace Rosmah is going to use for the next public function, and in the midst of all that the Philippines is reinstating its claim to Sabah.




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