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Sultan Esmail Kiram II's remains buried in Jolo

Local News • 07:28 AM Mon Sep 21, 2015
Emil Paraon/contributor
Screen capture of Sultan Esmail D. Kiram II facebook account.

JOLO, Sulu -- Even shortly before his death, thereigning sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, Esmail Kiram II, was pushing for claims over Sabah. Abraham Idjirani, speaking for the sultanate, said the late reigning Sultan of Sulu reiterated that the claim over Sabah must continue, this time through peaceful means. One of his instructions was the pursuit of the Sabah claim through peaceful means for the welfare of the Filipino people,” Idjirani said in a statement.Sultan Kiram II, who led attacks over North Borneo in 2013,died Saturday night due to kidney failure at a hospital in Zamboanga City.His remains was brought to Jolo, Sulu Sunday afternoon where thousands join as he was laid to his final resting place.Datu Hydier al Kiram, the sultan's eldest son, saidhis father has been complaining of stomach pain due to kidney problems.As the remains of the sultan was brought to Jolo, theNaval Forces Western Mindanao Command provided air and sea security support, according to Col.Arthur Biyo, the Deputy Commander of Naval Forces of the Western Mindanao command.The sultan's younger brother,Phug Dal Kiram, will take his place as thenext sultan of Sulu and North Borneo. Ismael Kiram II (also spelled as Esmail Kiram II ) (November 9, 1939 - September 19, 2015) was the Sultan of sand//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultanate_of_Sulu Sulu in the sand//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines Philippines from March 12, 2001 until his death.His full name wasEsmail Dalus Strattan Kiram.OnMarch 12, 2001, Sultan Kiram was crowned as head of Sulu Sultanateby 50,000 Raayats.His predecessor was sand//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamalul_Kiram_III Jamalul Kiram III The sultan died at age 75.He was born onNovember 9, 1939 in sand//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maimbung,_Sulu Maimbung, Sulu .

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