Malacañang Palace, Manila, 30 January 2009. - - HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, The Sultan of Sulu & The Sultan of Sabah, shakes hand with HM Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan of Brunei, while on the left, Pres. Gloria M. Arroyo looks on, and on the right are HM Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha and HRH Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar, and Philippine First Gentleman Atty. Jose Miguel Arroyo.
The Law of Succession states, whether in Sulu and Sabah, in Royal Sultanate of Brunei, Malaysian sultanates and in European kingdoms including Saudi Arabia, and Islamic sultanates in the Middle East, that the son of the Sultan (King) must become Sultan and, in this case, in the Royal House of Sulu & Sabah, only the sons or male heirs of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I must ascend the throne as Sultan. NO ONE ELSE.
Any one claiming to be sultan but not the son or male heir of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I is an impostor and a fake sultan.
The Law also states that the most capable and most suitable among the male heirs of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I, and as proclaimed and recognized by the Royal Datus and the Sharifs, shall be the current Reigning Sultan. HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I fulfilled totally the Law of Succession and is the current 35th Reigning Sultan.
This Law rejects the claims of Jamalul, Ismail and Aghbimuddin including Rodinood and Kudar Julaspi and other usurpers and fake sultans like them. With this Law the only true and legitimate Sultan is His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I.
His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, the current 35th Reigning Sultan of Sulu and Sabah, is the youngest brother of the late and last Sultan of Sulu and Sabah, HM Sultan Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram (Sultan 1974 to 1986) and the youngest son of the late HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu and Sabah 1947 to 1973).
On the death of HM Sultan Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram many impostors and false sultans installed and proclaimed themselves sultan of Sulu and Sabah, due to greed, as they wanted to withdraw the cash and gold assets of HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (Sultan 1893 to 1936), the brother of the grandfather of Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I, HM Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram who ruled as Sultan only for 6 months in 1936 due to poisoning just like his brother Sultan Jamalul Kiram II who also died of poisoning on same year.
The second reason why the fake sultans proliferated is their greed to be paid on the Sabah issues by Malaysia. It is easy to understand why Malaysia would pay the fake sultans to masquerade as sultans, as Malaysia wants the continuing confusion in the Sultanate of Sulu so that the efforts of Sabah recovery by the people of the Sultanate of Sulu, as lawful owners, is hampered. With many impostors and fake sultans, this tend to destabilize the Sultanate of Sulu and confuse the Royal Kiram Line of Succession of the male heirs and descendants of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I.
Malaysia must know that since their Sabah occupation is illegal, peoples and nations who believe in natural justice and fair play will not condone and tolerate their unlawful Sabah occupation, as it is against the rule of law.
Story persists that Malaysia pays two brothers (namely Kudar and Rodinood Julaspi) and others to masquerade as sultans. Now herein lies the futility of it all, how can these two brothers and Malaysia think that any person in his or her right mind would believe that there are two sultans at the same time! How could two brothers succeed each other while they are both still alive! Only a fool will think that way.
This is also the position of the three brothers (Jamalul, Esmail and Agbimuddin) claiming to be sultan at the same time (the eldest brother Jamalul run for senator but lost in the May 2007 Philippine general elections). These three brothers try to outdo each other to be sultan. Again, how can three brothers be sultan at the same time? How can they succeed each other while they are all still alive? How can three brothers be Sultan of Sulu & Sabah when there is only one crown and one throne of Sulu and Sabah? You judged it right, these three brothers are not the true successors and not male heirs or descendants of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I.
There are nearly two dozen false sultans of Sulu who came out with their glowing genealogy and family tree that on closer examination are all fantasies and fairy tales. Their family claiming to be related to certain sultan in the past is a pigment of their fertile imagination because the blood line of the sultan they claimed to be their ancestor was long dead and extinct hundreds of years ago. These impostors due to greed just proclaimed and called themselves sultan.
Another two fake sultans (Pabila and Bahjin) claimed they are descendants of Sultan Ali ud din and Sultan Shakir ul lah. These impostors forgot that Sultans Ali ud din and Shakir ul lah were brothers and on their deaths the son of Sultan Ali ud din became Sultan in 1823 named HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram I. This was the first time the Sultan of Sulu and Sabah used their surname or family name "Kiram." Sultan Jamalul Kiram I was the son of "Sultan Ali ud din Kiram" and nephew of "Sultan Shakir ullah Kiram."
Therefore, if Sultan Jamalul Kiram I was a Kiram, then his father and uncle Sultan Shakir ul lah were also both of family name Kiram, so the claims of these fake sultans have no basis to be sultan, as the true successsor to Sultans Ali ud din and Shakir ul lah was a Kiram, that started since 1823 and lasted to this day in the presence of HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I.
Any one can a make claim as sultan but that does not give such person legitimacy as the Sultan of Sulu and Sabah as the Royal Kiram Sultans blood line is intact and never broken to this day.
All these fake sultans are not male heirs or descendants of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I, thus, they have no rights, and their claims as sultan are fictitious claims aand without basis. These impostors and fake sultans are fortune-hunters and their proclamation as sultan is a private enterprise -- to try if they can withdraw the assets of the late Sultan of Sulu and Sabah in foreign banks and/ or to be paid by Malaysia.
These fake sultans are hallucinating if they think by calling themselves "sultans" and proclaimed by themselves, or their family, or a group, will give them rights to claim the assets of the late Sultan of Sulu and Sabah in foreign banks!
They are sadly mistaken. Bankers are not fools!
The original owner was a Kiram Sultan (Sultan Jamalul Kiram II) so the first proof banks will be asking is the BLOOD LINE OF BANK CLAIMANT -- NOT JUST A SO-CALLED SULTAN BUT MUST ALSO BE THE "KIRAM" SULTAN! The Sultan who is a Kiram and male heir and successor to HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I is the only one able to show direct blood link to HM Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram (his grandfather) who succeeded his brother HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (Sultan 1893 to 1936), who died childless -- then finally through this direct blood line his blood relation to HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II, the original owner of the assets, and now inherited by the true and legitimate Sultan of Sulu and Sabah, His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, the last son of the late HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I and brother of the late HM Sultan Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram (Sultan 1974 to 1986).
Why? Because since 1823 during the ascension of HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram I as Sultan till now on the reign of HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I, the Royal Kiram Sultans are the continuing direct blood line of the Sultans of Sulu and Sabah, and in our current times, they are reserved only for the sons and grandsons of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan 1947 to 1973), as per Law of Succession of the Royal House of Sulu and Sabah.
So any one claiming to be sultan but is not a male heir and descendant of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I is an impostor and fake and is guilty of deception.
HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I and the Royal Cabinet Ministers stated our goals and policies, that any amount to be earned from our Sabah property recovery and/or any asset of the late HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II in foreign banks recovered, shall be used for the basic needs and economic developments of the people in the Sultanate i.e. Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, Palawan and Zamboanga for schools, for education, hospitals and medicines, medical health services, housing community, assistance to the needy, the weak, infirm, widows and orphans, as well as public markets, roads, bridges, power plants, drinking water supply systems, peace and order support, assistance to trade and commerce to create employment, as many parts of the Sultanate lack these basic services needed by the people.
We stress that HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I, will share with any person, group or any recovery team the proceeds of any Sultanate asset recovered, on the proviso that the people of the Sultanate of Sulu will greatly benefit from any such recovery as HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I, puts the interest and welfare of the people of the Sultanate as his penultimate concern.
To right the wrong created by the many impostors and fake sultans we present to our candid reader, that any person claiming to be the Sultan of Sulu and Sabah must be able to show, that he fulfils the LAW OF SUCCESSION OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SULU AND SABAH. If not such person is guilty of deception and fraud and must be rejected by the public.
To clear the many confusion and questions as to who is the true and legitimate Sultan of Sulu and Sabah we present the Law of Succession.
LAW OF SUCCESSION OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SULU & SABAH:
1. MOST CAPABLE & MOST SUITABLE MALE HEIR
Most capable and most suitable: among the male heirs and direct descendants (sons or grandsons only) of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu & Sabah 1947 to 1973) must ascend the throne;
2. PROCLAIMED BY ROYAL DATUS & SHARIFS AS THE REIGNING SULTAN OF SULU & SABAH
Proclamation of the Royal Datus and the Sharifs (descendants of Prophet Mohammed) of Sulu & Sabah: must be secured as to who is the Reigning Sultan among the male heirs and direct descendants only of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (as members of the Royal blood line of succession); and,
3. SUCCESSOR MUST HAVE AT LEAST 5 CONSECUTIVE ROYAL SULTANS AS ANCESTORS.
The successor must have at least five (5) ancestors who were consecutive Sultans of Sulu & Sabah.
LAW OF SUCCESSION OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SULU & SABAH:
ONLY HIS MAJESTY SULTAN MUHAMMAD FUAD ABDULLA KIRAM I ("SULTAN FUAD I") FULFILED THE LAW OF SUCCESSION!
1. SULTAN FUAD I IS THE LAST SON OF HIS MAJESTY SULTAN MUHAMMAD ESMAIL E. KIRAM I (SULTAN OF SULU & SABAH 1947-1973) AND WAS PROCLAIMED THE MOST CAPABLE AND MOST SUITABLE AMONG THE SONS AND GRANDSONS OF HM SULTAN MUHAMMAD ESMAIL E. KIRAM I.
2. SULTAN FUAD I WAS PROCLAIMED BY THE ROYAL DATUS AND THE SHARIFS ON 3 JUNE 2006, AS THE 35TH REIGNING SULTAN OF THE SULTANATE OF SULU & NORTH BORNEO/ SABAH.
3. SULTAN FUAD I HAS 7 CONSECUTIVE ANCESTORS WHO WERE SULTANS OF SULU & SABAH, 8 IF INCLUDING HIS BROTHER HM SULTAN MAHAKUTTAH ABDULLA KIRAM (SULTAN 1974-1986).
ANY PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO BE "SULTAN" BUT DID NOT AND COULD NOT FULFIL THE LAW OF SUCCESSION IS AN IMPOSTOR AND A FAKE SULTAN, AND IS GUILTY OF DECEPTION AND FRAUD - AND MUST BE REJECTED BY THE PUBLIC FOR IMPERSONATION AND FRAUDULENT ACTS!