Lahad Datu: Did Malaysia offer RM3.2bil to Sulu Sultanate for Sabah?
16 Mar 2013 12:48pm
LAHAD DATU – Malaysia offered the Sulu Sultanate RM3.2bil as payment for them to end their claim to Sabah, the Sulu Sultanate has claimed.
This claim was made by the Sulu Sultanate spokesman Abraham Idjirani in an interview with Saksi’s John Consulta, GMA News reported.
Idjirani said the offer happened twice during the previous administration.
Idjirani further said the offer was coursed through the Malaysian Embassy in the Philippines but was rejected by the Sultanate.
“Tinanggihan. Sabah is not for sale. Sabah is the patrimony of the Philippines,” he said.
He added that the Sultanate of Sulu gave priority to its allegiance to the Philippines.
“Sinong ayaw ng pera? [Siyempre] gusto natin pero [pag tinanggap namin] we are betraying the Filipino people.”