HEAD OF DARUL IFTA & DARUL AWQAF, APPOINTED
The Hon. Sharif Datuk Zain Jali, DRK, DROS, a well-known Islamic Jurist has been appointed to be the Head of Darul Ifta (House of Jurists) of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah by His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I (HM Sultan Fuad I).
He is also appointed by HM Sultan Fuad I as the head of Darul Awqaf (House of Treasury, Endowment & Charity) whose responsibilities will be to secure funds from donors needed to maintain the mosques and to assist the activities of the Imams and the Ustadzes, and support the needs of the widows, orphans and the underprivileged people of the Sultanate.
Sharif Datuk Zain studied in Shariah/ Islamic Jurisprudence at Al-Adzhar University, Cairo, Egypt and he is now a senior Islamic authority in Shariah in Mindanao.
On the 10th of December 2007, Sharif Datuk Zain was elected by more than 3,000 delegates of the MNLF Bangsamoro People's Congress as the National Mufti in Felis Resort Complex, Matina, Davao City. As National Mufti, he leads a group of 16 Muftis all over the Philippines.
Currently, he is also the Chairman of the MNLF Bangsamoro People's Congress which he holds for many years since the 1980's.
HM SULTAN MUHAMMAD FUAD A. KIRAM I SUPPORTS
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT'S PEACE & ORDER INITIATIVES
His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, The Sultan of Sulu and The Sultan of Sabah, the son of late Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan of Sulu and Sabah 1947-1973) and the brother of the late Sultan Mahakkutah A. Kiram (Sultan of Sulu and Sabah 1974-1986), expresses unequivocal support for the Philippine goverment of H.E. President Gloria M. Arroyo on the peace and order initiatives in Mindanao, in particular in the Sultanate of Sulu. The Sultan says without peace and order there can be no economic developments.
It was the father of HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I, HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I, who signed the cession instrument of Sabah to the Philippine goverment to then Philippine President Diosdado Macapacal in 1962, the father of President Gloria M. Arroyo. The Sultan recalls the assurances of President Diosdado Macapagal that Sulu would receive priority economic developments to enhance the living standards of the Sulu people and he implores President Gloria M. Arroyo to fulfill the assurances made by her late father, President Diosdado Macapagal, to his father and the people of Sulu.
The Sultan of Sulu and The Sultan of Sabah sincerely asks President Gloria M. Arroyo to issue a President Proclamation that Sulu shall become a Free Port Zone, to attract investors to invest and manufacture in Sulu in areas of seaweed/ carrageenan processing, rubber plantation, black pearls culture, coffee plantation and processing, abaca, copra, giant clams, shell button fabrication, inter-island shipping linking Palawan, Zamboanga, Jolo, Tawi Tawi, Sadakan then to Zamboanga, integrated coconut processing, banana and rambutan farming, rattan furniture production and others.
The Sultan of Sulu and the Sultan of Sabah supports the 1996 Peace Treaty signed between the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) as the cornerstone of peace and order and prosperity in Mindanao, as the MNLF has vowed and has shown to be true partner of the Sultanate of Sulu to foster, forge and enhance peace and order and prosperity in the area. HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A Kiram I prays for the full implementation of the 1996 Peace Treaty to pave the way for a better Sulu and Mindanao, and awaits the proclamation of President Gloria M. Arroyo to make Sulu a Free Port Zone so that roads, drinking water supplies, power plants, hospitals, medicines, schools, telephones and telecommunications, still non-existent in many parts of the Sultanate of Sulu will be realized soon to benefit the people long deprived of these basic needs.
HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I urges the people of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo/ Sabah to reject any extreme religious fanaticism that instigates violence, which seeks to destroy their way of life and of others, but instead work toward peace and order and economic prosperity for the region to benefit everyone.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN SULU,
TAWI-TAWI, BASILAN, PALAWAN & ZAMBOANGA
1. SEAWEED PROCESSING (Carrageenan Extraction)
The project will require an investment capital outlay of approximately US$2M.
2. CULTURE OF GIANT CLAMS
To produce 150,000 pieces of 2-4 centimeter juveniles, the project shall require an investment outlay of US$30,000 per hectare.
3. SHELL BUTTON PRODUCTION
The project shall require a total investment outlay of US$200,000.
4. INTER-ISLAND SHIPPING
Required 2 ships to carry 1,000 passengers each to serve Palawan, Zamboanga, Jolo, Tawi Tawi, Sandakan and to Zamboanga vice versa.
5. REFRIGERATION COLD STORAGE SERVICES
The project shall require an investment outlay of US$500,000.
With a rated capacity of producing 1.2 million cases per year, the project will require an investment outlay of US$3M
7. INTEGRATED COCONUT PROCESSING
The project will require approximately US$1M capitalization.
8. BANANA INTERCROPPING RAMBUTAN FARMING
The banana project will require an investment outlay of US$150,000.
9. BANANA SAUCE AND CHIPS PROCESSING
The plant capacity for Banana chips processing is 33.750 packs per month and 450,000 per year. With this capacity, it requires an investment capital outlay of US$100,000.
10. MANGO PUREE PROCESSING
At a production level of 29,500 packs at 50 grams per pack per month, the project will require an investment outlay of US$100,000.
11. RATTAN FURNITURE POTENTIAL AREAS FOR INVESTMENT IN ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE & ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
Investment cost will require an outlay of US$125,000.
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