On 1 March 2013, three days after Malaysia's extended deadline for the intruders to leave Lahad Datu, a firefight between the Malaysian Security Forces and Filipino armed intruders broke off in the silent village of Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu, Sabah. The Filipino intruders, claiming themselves as the Royal Security Forces of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo was sent by Jamalul Kiram III, one of the pretenders to the throne of the Sultanate of Sulu. They arrived from Simunul Island, Tawi-Tawi of Southern Philippines on 11 February 2013. Their objective is to resolved their unresolved territorial claim to eastern Sabah. They arrived in the number of 235 people and some of them were armed.
14 people were killed in the skirmish where 2 of them are Malaysian Police Commandos. The Police also has ordering the armed intruders to surrender by sending a leaflets through from airdropped both in Malay and Suluk reading : "Warning, Lay down your arm. Surrender. Surrender. Surrender." The armed intruders had been cordoned off by the police on Feb 12 after their arrival and put their claim in Sabah. Due to the skirmish, the town of Lahad Datu is almost deserted with many of the business premises closed down and the dwindling of the number of vehicles.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abd Razak has stated that, he had given Malaysian Security Forces to take "any action" against the group. He also added that there will be no compromise for the sultanate's forces and that "either they surrender or face the consequences".
Jamalul Kiram III, the false pretender
Who is exactly Jamalul Kiram III and what is his relation with the Sulu Sultanate? He is one of many pretenders to the throne of the Sultanate of Sulu. It is unclear the reason why he wants to claim the Sabah territory even though his claim is a false one, as he is among those of fake pretenders trying his luck to become a Sultan of Sulu. His bloodline is actually descended through his father Sultan Punjungan Kiram by his wife, Sharif Usna Dalus Strattan. His father is not a royalty by blood but only a stepson to Sultan Mawallil Wasit, brother of Sultan Jamalul Kiram II who died childless. Sultan Punjungan Kiram were actually a son of Sultan Mawallil Wasit's wife named, Mora Napsa Laga by her previous husband, an Imam named Amil Hamja before she been coerced to marry Sultan Mawallil Wasit.
So, Jamalul Kiram III is actually does not even have the rights to the throne of Sulu as he is only a descendant of the stepson of the royal. Thus, from his behavior we can actually stated that he is unfit to rule and not qualified even by moral to be installed as the Sultan of Sulu.
Radin's Blog Official Statement
Due to recent conflict arose in Lahad Datu and the problems they have caused to Sabah, the State Beneath the Wind, it is obvious he doesn't even has the basic of a true monarch. A Sultan need to be compassion and try his best to protect his subjects well-being and not declaring war to others just for his own personal gain. Radin's Blog from this day onward reject, deny and will not acknowledge any claims from Jamalul Kiram III and his descendants to the throne of the Sultanate of Sulu.