Monday, 4 March 2013

Sulu Sultanate denies links with Malaysian Opposition

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 13:37
Sulu Sultanate denies links with Malaysian Opposition
Written by  ABN News

MANILA, Philippines — The Sulu Sultanate denied claims by the Malaysian government that the political opposition there had helped stoke the Sabah crisis.
“We are not connected to the Malaysian opposition; we have not talked to any of them,” Princess Jacel Kiram, daughter of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III said, reported.
She also brushed off President Benigno Aquino III’s allegations “conspirators” funded the voyage of some 200 followers who went to Sabah to press its claim to the territory.
The voyage was “KKB,” short for “kaniya-kaniyang bayad,” meaning everyone who went paid contributed towards expenses, Abraham Idjirani, spokesman of the sultanate, said at a press briefing Monday afternoon,
The sultanate’s briefing immediately followed that held in Malacanang by Aquino.
She slammed Aquino’s briefing, calling it full of “hypothetical analogy” and “speculative statements” to which they could not respond and dared Aquino to “name the conspirators” he claimed had abetted their follower’s voyage to Sabah. - ABN News