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'This is do or die', says Sulu sultan's brother
Publication Date : 25-02-2013
“This is do or die,” Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, brother of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, told Radyo Inquirer 990 AM today.
“I believe we are right [and] this place belongs to us. We will stay,” he added.
Even if the Philippine government sent a vessel to bring the group home, Raja Muda insisted that the sultanate’s “Royal Security Force” would not leave Tanduao village in Lahad Datu town “until the issue is resolved.”
The group occupied Tanduao village last February 9 and has resisted efforts of Malaysian authorities to drive them away from the area.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, in a recent statement, said that the government has sent a humanitarian ship from Tawi-Tawi to fetch the members of the Sultanate from the town of Lahad Datu.
The vessel is expected to arrive in Sabah Monday afternoon.