On the 9th of February 2013, an armed group representing themselves as the Royal Security Forces of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo invaded Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia with orders from Jamalul Kiram III. Kiram is one of the many claimants to the throne of the now defunct Sultanate of Sulu. Their objectives were to assert an unresolved territorial claim to eastern Sabah. The standoff with Malaysian authorities began peacefully at first but erupted into violence on the 1st of March. Regrettably, there have been casualties on both sides, some fatal.

In light of the revival of the centuries old Sulu claim on Sabah (formerly known as North Borneo), we, the natural citizens of the independent state respectfully wish to deter anyone from pursuing this claim any further.


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  • 05 March 2013
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