Sulu claims: M’sia to take criminal legal action against collaborators – PM

KUALA LUMPUR – The government will not hesitate to take legal action based on the country’s existing criminal laws against any parties including Malaysians who give any form of support to or collaborate with the Sulu claimants, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (picture).

The prime minister said the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) had started investigations against the Sulu claimants, the arbitrator and other related parties under Section 124K of the Penal Code for the offence of sabotage.

“The Malaysian government will also continue to oppose any form of financing by third party litigation funders who support the abuse of the process initiated by those making the claims,” he said.

He told the Dewan Rakyat this today when giving an explanation on the claims made against Malaysia by eight Philippine nationals claiming to be descendants of the Sulu Sultan.

The prime minister said all awards issued by arbitrator Dr Gonzalo Stampa had breached international public policy because they were against the principle of diplomatic immunity, jurisdictional immunity and sovereignty. – Bernama