Based in the Philippines’ Sulu Islands, the sultanate once controlled parts of Borneo, including Sabah. Its power faded about a century ago, but its heirs have continued to insist on ownership of resource-rich Sabah and still receive nominal Malaysian payments under a leasing deal originally struck by Western colonial powers.
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Malaysia unleashes army to fight Philippine sultan
TO THE DEATH:Malaysian forces say they have yet to find the bodies of any of the sultan’s die-hard followers, who vowed to fight to the the last man to reclaim ‘their’ land
AFP, FELDA SAHABAT, Malaysia
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