ROYAL HASHEMITE SULTANATE OF SULU
ROYAL HASHEMITE SULTANATE OF SABAH
(Sultanate of Sulu & North Borneo/ Sabah)

 

SABAH TRANSFER OF SOVEREIGNTY FROM THE SULTANATE OF SULU TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1962


His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (right), the father of HM Sultan Muhd. Fuad A. Kiram I, the current Sultan, upon signing the Transfer of Sovereignty of Sabah from the Sultanate of Sulu to the Republic of the Philippines on 12 September 1962, with Francisco Salvador (left), a friend of Sultan Muhd. Esmail I. (Source: Royal Family Archives).

This Transfer of Sovereignty of 12 September 1962, from the Sultanate of Sulu to the Republic of the Philippines conferred ownership of Sovereignty to the Philippines, and it also continued to enshrine the ownership of Sabah as the private property of the heirs of HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II. However, the current Sultan, HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I, as the true and legitimate Sultan stated that "Sabah is not only the property of the heirs but all of the people of the Sultanate of Sulu -- who are entitled to receive benefits from the Sabah property recovery thru economic developments in the Sultanate."




  GENEALOGY & SUCCESSION BASED ON LAW OF SUCCESSION OF THE KINGLY FAMILY OF THE ROYAL HASHEMITE SULTANS OF SULU & SABAH: HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad Abdulla Kiram I is the most capable and most suitable member of the Royal blood line as per Law of Succession of the Royal House of Sulu and Sabah and is the legitimate and lawful Royal Hashemite Sultan of Sulu and Sabah. HM Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I is the brother of the late HM Sultan Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram (Sultan 1974-1986) and son of the late HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I (Sultan 1947-1973), who gave the power of attorney to Philippine Pres. Diosdado Macapagal in 1962 then to Philippine Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1969 for the Philippine Government to recover Sabah. His grandfather was HM Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram, successor to his brother HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (Sultan 1893-1936), childless, who died of poisoning. HM Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram ruled only for six (6) months due to death by poisoning in 1936, whereupon the throne was inherited by his first-born son HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I. The father of HM Jamalul Kiram II was HM Sultan Jamalul Ahlam Kiram who leased North Borneo (Sabah) to a British Company in 1878. HRH Prince Ezzarhaddon A. Kiram is the Crown Prince of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sabah and is known as the Prince of Kota Kinabalu while his brother HRH Prince Al-mezzheer A. Kiram is the Crown Prince of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and is known as the Prince of Jolo.  
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