MANILA, Mar 27 (Mabuhay) — The uncle of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III of Sulu was killed by Malaysian forces, a spokesperson said.
Lawyer Abraham Idjirani said Kiram’s brother Raja Muda Agbimmudin Kiram called in to confirm the death of their uncle, Ustaj Janjam Sale in Semporna, Sabah.
He said Malaysian forces arrested Sales days ago, claiming he was a member of the royal army that entered Lahad Datu in February to lay claim over Sabah.
He said, however, that Sale has nothing to do with the conflict. The latter has been living in Sabah since 1990.
They also fear that another relative arrested will have the same fate. Idjirani said Malaysian authorities continue to detain Datu Amel Bahar Sin Kiram, son of Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II.
Despite all these, the royal army still refuses to lift a unilateral ceasefire. The ceasefire was a result of the United Nations’ call. (MNS)