By Gabungan Pribumi Prihatin Sabah (Coalition of Concerned Sabah Natives)
The incident involving a large group of Sulu warriors (Royal Army of Sulu) currently locked in a standoff with Malaysian authorities at Lahad Datu in Sabah is not merely about the Sultanate of Sulu enforcing its ancestral claims on Sabah.
Do not be misled as this current unfolding of events is the beginning of a much sinister ploy.
Sabah is ground zero in a conspiracy perpetrated by very powerful entities and the Filipino Muslims rebels currently at standoff with Malaysian authorities are merely pawns in a game where lives are ‘meant’ to be lost for a deceptive cause.
Claims that Sulu warriors landed in Sabah because the Sulu Sultanate was left out of the recent peace process brokered by Malaysia between Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippines Government is NOT REALLY THE FACT!
The following are some facts and evidence that reveal why Sabah is Ground Zero:
1. The SMOKESCREEN ?
This ship – USS GUARDIAN – ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs in Philippines on Jan 17, 2013.
The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command.
This ship was ‘deliberately’ made to sail off-course. Imagine with the latest equipment on board and having sailed through the same route many times, this minesweeper ship was unable to differentiate the reefs from the waters.
Despite being warned repeatedly by Tubbataha Reef Marine Rangers, the USS Guardian commander refused to listen and stop.
He even ordered his crew to get into ‘battle position’ when the rangers tried to get on board to make a routine inspection on the ship after it ran aground.
“Until today, it remains a mystery: Why were they even near Tubbataha? The Sulu Sea is so vast, and it takes hours from Puerto Princesa to reach it. Why couldn’t they see it when they had all the state-of-the-art maps and navigation systems?” asked Jose Ma. Lorenzo, World Wildlife Fund-Philippines chief executive officer.
THIS is what Philippines Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said of the US Sailors on board USS Guardian:
“Some say they probably enjoyed too much of an RnR in Subic, some said error in digital charts, some say they were doing a different thing there on their own…..”
In other words, the Secretary was trying to imply that USS Guardian was running its own ‘clandestine’ operation.
(For further read on the USS GUARDIAN issue, please go to: http://globalnation.inquirer.net)
Could it be that this incident created a smokescreen for some other activities to take place in the Sulu Sea and adjoining Celebs Sea?
* The date of the incident was Jan 17, 2013.
* Members of the self-styled Royal Army of Sulu invaded Sabah on Feb 11, 2013, which is 24 days later.
There was a flurry of activities involving US ships as well as rescue and salvage ships in the Sulu Sea since the Jan 17 incident at Tubbahata Reef region.
As a matter of fact, the crew on board USS Guardian were quickly rescued and whisked away to a Japan safe zone. Why were they not brought to Philippines which is the most logical thing to do?
Could it be that all this activities that ensued in the Sulu Sea could have provided an opening for hundreds of speed boats with Sulu warriors to sail into Sabah undetected?
Something is just not right with the USS Guardian.
2. The BACK CHANNEL MAN aka DOUBLE AGENT
Philippines Senator Antonio ‘Sonny’ Fuentes Trillanes IV, a former Navy Lieutenant is the man who knows exactly what is going on Sabah.
Trillanes IV (born 6 August 1971 in Manila, Philippines) is a Philippine military and political figure. (You can find his details in Wikipedia). He is best known for his role in the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny when he and a group of 321 armed soldiers took over the Oakwood apartment towers in Makati City, lined them with bombs and threatened to demolish them because they were tired of corruption in the army and called for the ousting of then-President Gloria Aroyo. He is an incumbent Senator of the Philippines, the first Philippine Senator to be elected while in jail.
Now, he has called on President Aquino’s administration to make known its policy on the country’s claim to Sabah and on the standoff between Malaysian security forces and a group of armed warriors loyal to Sultan of Sulu in the eastern Malaysian territory.
Trillanes was President Aquino’s backchannel link to Beijing at the height of tensions between the Philippines and China over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) last year.
Trillanes, as told to reporters in Manila recently, is the person responsible for directly briefing President Aquino on the Sabah situation.
But some in Philippines claim he is a double agent.
He is known to get things done by playing to Washington’s tune. When he was advising Aquino during the tensions with China, he did his job fairly well by getting sound advice from the Americans while sweet talking to the Chinese at the same time.
Leaked diplomatic cables reveal that one or two American special agents will always be trailing Trillanes each time he met with top Chinese Government officials, be it in China or Manila, during the crisis negotiations.
And the Chinese probably knew it too, but they were busy playing their own games with the Americans and the Filipinos.
Regarding the standoff issue in Sabah, Trillanes was quoted as saying: “It was high time the Department of Foreign Affairs articulated the government’s policy on Sabah. Until then we’ll have to withhold further comment because this is a very sensitive issue and it involves the lives of our countrymen in Sabah”.
It appears that Trillanes knows that some lives could be lost in the Sabah standoff.
3. Toothless Tiger Grows FANGS
Sultan Jamalul Kiram III has been a toothless tiger for a very long time as he is plagued by a lot of problems, from family infightings, health issues, financial difficulty and rivals claiming his throne, more than a dozen to speak.
One just has to read www.fakesulusultans.com to catch a glimpse of how many ‘sultans’ are claiming the one throne in Sulu.
Jamalul Kiram knows his kingdom is not safe in his hands, and he suffers from liver ailment as well as other illnesses, and lives in constant fear that someone will poison him to claim his throne.
But then, suddenly, the toothless tiger Jamalul Kiram grows fangs and claws.
He orders his troops, helmed by his crown prince, to invade Sabah knowing very well that the full might of the Malaysian army will be upon his men.
How did this happen? Any by the way, Jamalul Kiram is still undergoing treatment at a Manila hospital for liver ailment.
This begs the question, who is behind Jamalul Kiram’s renewed vigour in claiming Sabah?
Who gave money to the Sulu warriors aka ROYAL SULU ARMY to buy speed boats, fuel, food, clothes and weapons that include M16 and M14 rifles, M16 carbines and M203 grenade launchers?
This only means one thing –
SOMEONE IS BANKROLLING THE ENTIRE OPERATION.
And the troops that came in via sea were taken in and cared by those living in Sabah, reinforcing the fact that sleeper cells have been activated.
Sleeper cells are activated when orders are given to them together with funds as proof of an assignment’s authenticity.
4. Sulu Royalties seek AMERICAN help to claim Sabah
While poor old Sultan Jamalul Kiram is having it hard in the Philippines, six of his close relatives and heirs are living the American dream. They reportedly have become American citizens.
Upon receiving news that their patriarch is mounting a challenge to reclaim Sabah, Jamalul Kiram’s relatives, nephews and nieces are very excited.
They are so excited with the prospects of reclaiming Sabah that they now want the United States and President Barack Obama to help Sultan Jamalul Kiram with his claim.
Former Senator Santanina Rasul, one of Jamalul Kiram’s relatives and heirs who lay claim over Sabah, told journalists that one of her sons, Abraham Rasul Jr is an American citizen and has right to claim his share in the inheritance of Sabah.
The articles on Sulu Sultan heirs to ask US help on Sabah can be read here:
5. Did PKR duo find facts on CONMAN in Manila or did they learn more?
In early February 2013, two PKR politicians from Malaysian went to Manila to probe on Aman Futures Group conman Manuel Amalilion who defrauded Filipinos of 12 billion pesos in a Ponzi scheme.
The duo told Malaysians that they are going to Manila on a fact finding mission on Manuel Amalilio and his Aman Futures Group.
They took a Friday night flight, stayed in Manila on Saturday and returned to KL the following day.
The Question is – why did they go to Manila on a fact finding mission when almost 99% of victims swindled by Amalilio were in the Mindanao and Visayas regions?
After all, Manuel’s office and centre of operations was in Pagadian City, a city that is 1,113km away from Manila.
What were they actually doing in Manila?
Did they meet a CIA agent there under instructions from Anwar Ibrahim’s American contact, or did they meet an agent of Nur Misuari, leader of rebel group Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)?
Or did they meet an agent of Sultan Jamalul Kiram?
After all, the Sultan is undergoing dialysis treatment in a hospital n Manila.
Indeed, hours after landing in Manila, they did meet someone who resembled a special agent.
It’s no secret that PKR boss has very close ties with the CIA as well as Philippine rebel groups, and is in a position to help US set up a Navy base in Sabah should his coalition form the new federal government (Read http://sabahdigadai.blogspot.com).
6. The MANUEL AMALILIO – SULU SULTANATE CONNECTION
Before we explain further, please read the court proceeding in Philippines as reported in:http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2012/11/28/pagadian-mayor-wife-charged-syndicated-estafa-255647
Manuel Amalilio was under the radar of Philippines internal security agency for supporting terrorism activities.
After all, he took thousands of Filipino Muslims to the dry cleaners by promising to double up their money with his preposterous scam.
Many Filipino Muslims supported him because he projected a greater cause, which is to make the poor Filipino Muslim community wealthier.
He was often seen praying five times a day and making frequent quotes from the Holy Quran while speaking to investors.
“Philippines Justice Secretary De Lima confirmed the National Bureau of Investigations received intelligence information stating that the multi-billion peso windfall from Aman’s (futures group) pyramiding scheme is being used to finance the activities of a terrorist group”.
The above is the actual quote from justice secretary Leila Magistrado De Lima as reported in Philippines media after syndicated estafa charges were filed on Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co and his wife Priscilla Ann in the wake of the Aman Futures Group Scam end of last year.
That is the actual reason why Malaysian police scrambled to stop the deportation of the conman at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport on Jan 25, 2013.
Manuel Amalilio was in a position to provide Malaysian security forces with valuable information on terrorists/rebel groups such as Abu Sayyaf, MNLF and the Royal Sulu Army that could threaten the security in the region.
So despite knowing it would turn out to be a public relations disaster, Malaysian Authorities proceeded to block Manuel’s deportation.
The backlash received by Malaysian Authorities was severe but nonetheless, it was justifiable and worth the trouble.
During interrogation, Manuel has spilled the beans on who he was feeding the money to, and it appears that he is not only a conman, but an enemy to the state of Sabah.
Dozens of payment from these banks (list provided by Philippines Justice Department) indicate that they could have found its way to the hands of terrorist and rebel groups that wanted to derail the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement for peace.
Among the banks covered by the freeze order (on Aman Group’s assets) were the Land Bank of the Philippines; Bank of the Philippine Islands; Banco de Oro; Unibank; Allied Bank; Bank of Commerce; BPI Family Savings Bank; China Banking Corp.; Citibank, NA; Development Bank of the Philippines, East West Bank; Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Corp.; Metrobank; One Network Bank; Orix Metro Leasing and Finance Company; Philippine Bank of Communication; Philippine Savings Bank; RCBC; Security Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; Union Bank; UCPB; and Philippine National Bank.
7. The UNSEEN HANDS
The standoff in Sabah, and its timing, validates the fact that powerful, unseen hands are behind it.
There is a resemblance to many uprisings in the world.
Through highly specialised covert operations, the Government of many countries have fallen.
And often, these clandestine operations are carried out by private defence contractors and mercenaries appointed by the US Government.
The situation in Sabah is no different.
8. The SPOILS
Sabah, it appears, is a prized catch.
For the American, there is a dire need to enhance and strengthen their military presence in the Southeast Asia region, especially to contain China’s rising power.
After Philippines closed its doors on US Clark Naval Base, America has since been looking for another base, ideally in the South China Sea.
Getting its ‘hands’ on Sabah by backing a new Government that will bend to its wishes will be the ideal scenario for US.
There will be a lot of spill-over effects.
It should also be noted that Sabah has oil and gas reserves as big as Kuwait’s.
Besides, there are abundant natural resources and vast mineral deposits such as coal, gold, copper, limestone and etc.
As for some Opposition politicians in Malaysia, the fall of Sabah will signify the ruling coalition, one of the oldest Governments in the world, losing its fixed deposit and hence losing power after a rule of 50 over years.
The standoff in Sabah has all the trademarks of a cleverly orchestrated plan to topple the current administrators of Sabah with influence from world superpowers.
The Sulu Sultanate claim is just a smokescreen.
Common sense will show, if Sulu Sultanate wanted to claim back Sabah, why only NOW ???
– more updates soon –