PRIME Minister’s Department’s Legal Affairs Division director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud has lodged a report at the Putrajaya district police headquarters against a group of people claiming to be the heirs of the Sulu Sultanate.
According to a statement from the department’s special secretariat, the report was made following a claim filed by the group through a notice of arbitration submitted to the government on July 30, 2019, involving an claim exceeding US$32 billion (RM148 billion).
“The director-general lodged the report because the claim is a threat to national security,” it said.
The statement also said following the Lahad Datu invasion, the government had declared the Royal Sulu Force as a terrorist group involved in the tragic incident in Sabah in 2013.
It stated that one of the claimants, Fuad A. Kiram, was also classified as a terrorist under section 66B of the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 on April 6.
It said the objective of the police report is to take into account the existence of elements of sabotage on the economy and threats to national security through the aggressive actions of the claimants, who are believed to be complicit in abusing the international arbitration process.
It said with the police report, a criminal investigation will be initiated by the authorities to ensure the country’s peace, security and stability. – Bernama, May 26, 2023.