Jamalul Kiram

Jamalul Kiram

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, whose brother Rajamuda Kiram, along with more than 200 of their "Royal Army" followers has occupied a Malaysian village since Feb.9, talks to the media Friday March 1, 2013 at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. Rajamuda Kiram said Malaysian police opened fire Friday in a bid to end the three-week standoff that threatened to complicate the two countries' relations. Members of a Muslim royal clan from the southern Philippines landed in a coastal village in Malaysia's Sabah state to claim the territory as their own, citing ownership documents from the late 1800s. They ignored appeals from Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to leave immediately or face prosecution at home on charges of triggering armed conflict. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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