Malaysia Vs Sultan of Sulu
in 1658, presented the Sultan of Brunei to the Sultan of Sulu Sabah region for assistance in fighting the insurgency in Brunei. Then in the British rule in 1878, the company hired by the British Sabah North Borneo.
The company had to pay taxes worth U.S. $ 1,600 per year to the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu. Mentioned in the contract, the rent will continue to be paid during the Sabah still in power company.
But when the British left and Sabah became part of the territory of Malaysia, the Malaysian government still continue to pay it.
problems began to appear when the British liberated Malaysia. Since 1963, when the region entered Malaysia Sabah declared, England with unilateral interpret the contract differently than before.
The British considered the money paid to the Sultanate of Sulu as money to transfer ownership of Sabah, although payments are still ongoing and are passed to the Malaysian government to date. While the Sultanate of Sulu considers tax money is still just rent their territory in Sabah but does not change the ownership status
Map of Strength:
Active Army: 110,000
Reserve army: 41,600
Sultan of Sulu
little prayer militia Moro (MNLF)
petroleum and natural gas
Who will win?*