Sulu Sultan Separatist Group

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III slammed Malaysia for branding his followers as terrorists after Malaysian security forces launched a wave of attacks aimed at driving the Filipino contingent out of the town of Lahad Datu. “We are not terrorists…. We are the landlords of North Borneo asking the squatter tenants to vacate the leased property." The sultanate of Sulu and Malaysia are both claiming ownership on Sabah, home to about 800,000 mostly Muslims from the southern Philippine provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.VideoVideo: 2013 Malaysia has responded with troops and fighter jets to an ancient and deadly claim to a remote corner of Borneo. It marked a dramatic conclusion to a bizarre three-week siege that appeared to catch the governments of the Philippines and Malaysia off guard. A group of Filipino rebels pitched up in a seaside village on the island of Borneo, and asserted their ancestral ownership rights to the territory. The self-proclaimed Royal Army…

Sulu Sultan Separatist Group, also known as Royal Army of Sulu is an active group formed c. 1984.
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