A long fight

Malaysian soldiers patrolling the beach at Kg Tanduo, Lahad Datu in 2014 after the intrusion. Malaysia discontinued the payment of the cession money under the 1878 agreement after the Lahad Datu intrusion in 2013. – NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star

“THE Sulu treaty is valid because Queen Elizabeth II signed it,” a Sabahan of Sulu origin told me over the phone.

Stumped, I replied: “How can Queen Elizabeth II sign it when she was not born before 1878?”

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Sulu , Sabah , arbitration , Philip Golingai


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