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  • Now Kiram wants talks with Malaysia

    Neutral country 'Singapore' eyed for talks

    While waiting for Malaysia's change of heart in agreeing to a unilateral ceasefire, Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III is hoping for negotiations on how to resolve the Sabah crisis.
    “If there is a chance (that) we can talk to them, if they are willing to talk to me, I said my door is always open,” Kiram told Yahoo! Southeast Asia in an exclusive interview late Friday.

    Timeline: Understanding the Sabah crisis For the sultanate of Sulu’s patriarch, reviving talks about their proprietary rights over Sabah will not render the death of Kiram’s followers in vain.

    But Kiram is not easy in giving the Malaysian government a chance to get a hold of him. The 74-year old ailing Muslim leader expressed no intention of going to the Philippine neighbor.
    “My door is open anytime but for me to go down to Malaysia? No.  Perhaps somewhere in a neutral country near Malaysia. Maybe Singapore, Brunei, or Hong Kong,” Kiram said.
    Kiram also vowed to exhaust all peaceful means to make the Malaysian government

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