Journalist Alleges Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino of Abandoning the Sabah Claim

Professional journalist and columnist accused the ex- President of the Philippines, President Benigno Simeon Coquangco Aquino or ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino of abandoning the controversial Sabah Claim of the Sultanate of Sulu.

Based on veteran columnist Perseus Echeminada on his recent article for The Daily Tribune, a thrown away signal from ex- Pres. Aquino resulted in the Malaysian government to cease paying the yearly rental of the settled territory of Sabah since 2013.

The Sultanate of Sulu additionally lost the Malaysian government’s recognition of it declare over the oil-rich territory which has been originally owned by the Tausug leaders as well as the Sultanate of Sulu.

Echeminada exposed on his recent column that a top official of the Sultanate stated yesterday Aquino’s “abandonment of the Sultanate of Sulu” in the pursuit of the claim resulted in the bloody siege of Lahad Datu.

Abraham Ijirani, Sultanate secretary general, informed the Daily Tribune the yearly “lease” valued at some 5,000 Malaysian ringgit or perhaps a little over P60 ,000 a year was paid since 1878, however the denomination for this got frequently replaced over the years.

The lease costs were ceased after the resolution of the siege of the Sultanate’s followers.

The British North Borneo Company along with the Sultanate signed an agreement enabling the British company to occupy Sabah in 1878.

Ijirani additionally said that when the government of the Philippines under the admin of ex- Pres. Noynoy Aquino abandoned it’s declare to the disputed territory, the Sultanate was left on its own.

“The Aquinos were anti-Sabah claim, so the Sultanate was left on its own resulting in the Lahad Datu standoff,” he stated. The standoff occurred after the Sultanate delivered armed followers to enforce the lease contract.

The Lahad Datu occurrence was the main reason why, the Malaysian government ceased paying the yearly rental to the Sultanate of Sulu however the leaders of the Sultanate are actually hopeful for President Rody Duterte’s assurance that he will combat for the struggle of the Sultanate and recover the Philippines claim with Sabah.

To get more information concerning the accusations of The Tribune Columnist, Perseus Echeminada, simply head on to the official website of The Daily Tribune.

Source: The Daily Tribune