Burning Sabah flags by Sultan Sulu’s descendants
Last Saturday, a serious but small event happened in Lahad Datu. 12 men in 2 groups, burnt a total of 6 Sabah flags. See the following picture (source: Daily Express).
All the while raising their own flag which was a red lion insignia on a red background.
After causing this commotion, they rode in their 2 4-Wheel Drives and proceeded to the police station, with the intention of storming into it. However they were arrested outside for unlawful assembly.
Reports didn’t say if there was any firearms found with these people, who are holders of MyKad. One of the men claimed that he is a descendant of Sultan Sulu, who has for years claim Sabah as his territory. Now, we’ve known of a number of people claiming to be the real Sultan of Sulu, so not sure this descendant is from which Sultan.
Today Sabah CM says this is a serious matter and needs to be investigated thoroughly.
Personally, I think this is a serious crime against the state and burning our beloved flag while raising their own is just like in the movies when someone is trying to take over a country. These people should be held under ISA (Internal Security Act) and brain-washed.
Datu Prof. Dr. Hadji Nur P. Misuari (Founder and Chairman of the MNLF) with a sword. He is the known terrorist fighting for the independence of Mindanao. In the same gathering, this happened.
“Datu Hadji Maas Nur with son Khaled on left and HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I on the right asks the crowd,
“What if Malaysia does not return Sabah, what are we to do?”
The crowd responds, “we will fight and we will go to war!”
But Datu Nur says, “we will make peace, but if we are provoked we have the right to self-defense.”
The crowd’s answer was to go to war straight away *roll eyes*. I’m not pointing this out to create panic or tension but when I read these, it caused uneasiness in me and whatever the motives of the people in burning the flags, I hope the police or army or intelligence unit (if any) of this country can squash their plans while still in its infancy.
What if the people of Sulu wants to take over Sabah? What if WE are provoked? Do we fight and go to war? Do we have the right to self-defense?
YES WE DO AND YES WE WILL!