Khamis, Mac 07, 2013
Misuari: Kill the Rajah Mudah and it’s war!
MANILA – Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari on Tuesday warned Malaysia against killing the Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III brother, Rajah Mudah Agbimuddin Kiram, and his men in Sabah as doing so would be tantamount to a declaration of war against the Tausugs and the former separatist group.
Speaking to reporters, Misuari advised Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak: “Once you do that, that will be tantamount to declaration of war against our people and the Moro National Liberation Front. It is our sacred duty to protect our people.
“Every drop of their blood is sacred to us,” Misuari added.
The MNLF founding leader, who signed a peace agreement with the Ramos government in 1997, also rejected as “wild speculation” any insinuation that he was behind the moves taken by the followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in Sabah, www.abs-cbnnews.com reported.
Speaking to reporters, Misuari said it is irresponsible to link him to an alleged conspiracy to finance the venture of Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram and his men to press the sultanate’s claim over Sabah.
“These are all wild speculations. In the first place I have not implored anyone to make this venture. I cannot, you know, preempt the role of the sultan,” he told abs-cbnnews.com.
“To finance is out of the question ,of course. If indeed, I am that well off, why should I finance the adventure of the sultan’s men? Only about 200 people, like that. That’s not my way of doing things,” he added.
Misuari said that as leader of the MNLF, he was able to mobilize 4,000 fighters in the hunt for the bandit Abu Sayyaf who held hostage several foreigners in Mindanao.
He said he deployed a larger force during the Sipadan hostage-taking incident in April 2000 after being tapped by then President Joseph Estrada.
“So, for anyone to speculate that I have anything to do with this is a kind of madness. It is very irresponsible for anybody to implicate me in this,” he said.
The MNLF leader said he is very much concerned about the fate of Raja Muda Kiram and his men after they were reportedly bombed by Malaysian fighter jets Tuesday morning.
Bekas pemimpin Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Nurallaj Misuari mengugut akan mengisytiharkan perang terhadap Malaysia seandainya Agbimuddin Kiram, adik kepada Jamalul Kiram III terbunuh dalam mana-mana serangan pasukan keselamatan negara ini.
Pengisyistiharan perang terhadap kerajaan Malaysia itu menjawab teka-teki hubungan pemimpin itu dengan gerombolan penceroboh walaupun sebelum ini beberapa penafian telah dibuat Misuari untuk mengaitkan dia dengan gerombolan tersebut.
Namun sumber risikan kerajaan Filipina mendakwa Nurallaj Misuari sebelum ini telah berjumpa beberapa kali dengan pemimpin Pencerobohan Lahad Datu, Jamalul Kiram III sebelum insiden pencerobohan itu berlaku, menyaksikan lapan anggota keselamatan Malaysia terbunuh.
Dalam sidang media yang sama Misuari sekali lagi menafikan bahawa dia adalah "penaja" kelengkapan persenjataan dan latihan gerombolan pencerobohan. Namun tidak memberikan sebarang penafian terhadap dakwaan bahawa dia merupakan antara individu yang merencakan pencerobohan di Lahad Datu itu.