Sulu sultan supports Duterte’s war vs drugs


DAVAO CITY: The Royal Supreme Sultanate of Sulu Archipelago and North Borneo Islands (RSSSANBI) gave its full support to the all-out war on illegal drugs waged by the incoming Duterte administration with the issuance of the Sultanate’s Royal Decree recently.

Sultan Abdullah Kiram 1st, of the RSSSANBI issued Royal Decree No. 2016-03 in line with the pronouncement of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who is poised to order the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to run after illegal drug activities.

Kiram told The Manila Times that he issued the royal decree y to assist Duterte in his vow that in six months time of his administration he will bring war right into the doorsteps of the drug lords and drug pushers.

Kiram has even committed his Royal Security Group (RSG), headed by a retired PNP officer who served the United Nations (UN) peace keeping force in East Timor, the Middle East, and some African countries.

The Royal Decree signed by Sultan Kiram reads in part, “I hereby signed this Royal Decree No. 2016-03 that the “RSSSANBI Royal Security Group” should abide with the marching order of our President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to clean our society with such entity or group that is out to destroy the morale and future of our youth, as well as to avoid the heinous crimes committed by those people that manufacture and distribute illegal drugs.”

Kiram said the said Royal Decree was with the full approval of the Royal Council of Ministers and has to remain enforce in coordination with the law enforcement authorities like the PNP, NBI, and most of all with the PDEA.

He said he looks forward to signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the law enforcement authorities so that his RSG actions will not be perceived as a duplication of the official functions mandated upon these law enforcers.


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