Hrh Prince Omar Kiram

Dear Beloved Members please read and remember this post because this must be memorized and remembered by all of us at all times so that questions by anyone will be answered with truth and honesty from us. Please read on.


This material presented below is the basis of legitimacy of His Majesty Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I as the true Sultan of Sulu and Sabah.

Let us approach and study with objectivity and professionalism without resorting to slander and libelous statements some of our enemies today used to malign and to slander our group to put forward their views on such a very important aspect on who is the true Sultan of Sulu and Sabah.

The matter of Royal Succession on who is the true Sultan is based only on one Law – Primogeniture.

Primogeniture: The late medieval custom of allowing the first born legitimate male child down to the youngest male child to inherit all of his father’s properties, estates, wealth, and titles upon the father’s death.

Primogeniture was the key issue in determining succession to the royal throne.

That is why in all Islamic kingdoms and royal sultanates (in Sulu and Sabah, Brunei, Malaysia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jogjakarta Indonesia, Muscat & Oman) or emirates and principalities (like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah) including other kingdoms (Cambodia, Japan, Thailand), or European kingdoms — the Law of Succession was and is always the same FATHER to FIRST BORN SON.

Those European kingdoms accepting female as monarch is also the same FIRST BORN FEMALE of the Royal family (England as example). This is Primogeniture.

No person, family, group, institution or government can change this Law. This is non-negotiable!

In fact, the High Court of San Marino stated in its judgment on Royalty: :”No act of any government, whether republican or not, including its court of laws can pass any act, law, edict or pass judgment on functions of Royalty, even when some governments assumed their lands or territories in many places today, Royalty and functions of Royalty still exist because Royalty was ahead of any of our governments in the world today, thus Royalty, its laws and its functions or customs could not be extinguished.”

Royalty was and is based on Primogeniture. Father to Son. And if Father had no Son, then next Brother. This is clear and this is the Law.

Let us look at the Royal Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah. HM Sultan Mawallil Wasit (Sultan 1936 who died of poisoning like his brother HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II, Sultan 1893 to 1936) but without an heir — so his young brother Datu Mawallil Wasit became Sultan.

Sultan Mawallil Wasit had two wives. His first born son from first wife or family was Datu Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram (who became Sultan in 1947 to 1973).

His second son from second wife or second family was “Datu Punjungan” who was the father of “Datu Jamalul, Datu Ismail (who changed it to Esmail to look like successor of Sultan Muhammad Esmail – but he is not) and Datu Aghbimuddin.”

Datu Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I BECAME HM SULTAN MUHAMMAD ESMAIL E. KIRAM I from 1947 to 1973. AND HE HAD 4 SONS all in line to the throne:

1. Datu Mahakuttah (became Sultan 1974 to 1986, deceased)
2. Datu Pahlevi (deceased)
3. Datu Iskander (deceased)

This is the true Royal blood line of the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah.

SO THIS ELIMINATED THE LINE OF DATU PUNJUNGAN DOWN TO HIS SONS: “Datu Jamalul, Datu Ismail and Datu Aghbimuddin.” Their Royal rank and title is “Datu or Prince” but not to be in the line for the Line of Succession as Sultan because they were eliminated by the Law of Primogeniture.

Datu Punjungan when his eldest half-brother HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail was Sultan, he made his “second half brother” Datu Punjungan TEMPORARY RAJAMUDA or temporary crown prince, because the REAL RAJAMUDA or REAL CROWN PRINCE his first born son was Datu Mahakuttah, was a minor.

When Datu Mahakuttah became of age the rank of Temporary Rajamuda of Datu Punjungan was WITHDRAWN by HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I


This means no disability, mentally deranged or someone declared Haram can be Sultan because the Sultan of Sulu and Sabah is “The Head of Islam” and must be clean and pure, not a person with disability, mental derangement and/or Haram.

These are the two (2) Statutes of the Law for Royal blood line claimants of Royal House of Sulu and Sabah. The selection of Sultan of Sulu and Sabah is strict and based on:

1. Primogeniture
2. Must be clean and pure not a person with disability, mental derangement and/or Haram.

What is Haram or Haraam? An act committed against Islam and/or Islamic tenets such as obscene acts committed against women and children, or murder and any other act of gross misconduct – that are forbidden by Islam.

Example of Disqualification Due to Disability:

In 1823 to 1844 HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram I (forefather of Royal Kiram Sultans) became Sultan though he was the second son, because the first born son his eldest brother was “cross-eyed’ thus being with disability was forbidden to be Sultan.

Datu Mahakuttah as per Primogeniture became HM Sultan Mahakuttah in 1974 on the death of his father HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail.

To be Sultan must be the son of the Sultan. To be Sultan is by Father to Son bloodline and by birth only. This is the Law.

Today there are 2 sons of Sultan who claimed the throne of Sulu and Sabah:

1. HM Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I (the young son of HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I, Sultan 1947 to 1973)

2. Datu Muedzul-lail Tan Kiram or “Butch” son of HM Sultan Mahakuttah Kiram (Sultan 1974 to 1986, eldest brother of HM Sultan Fuad I).

Their claims are based on the two (2) Statutes of the Law for Royal blood line claimants of Sulu and Sabah:

1. Primogeniture
2. Must be clean and pure not a person with disability, mental derangement and/or Haram.


Being Haram (un-Islamic) Butch eliminated himself to be Sultan – he lost the rights to be Sultan as per the Law of Succession. The Sultan as Head of Islam must be clean and pure, not Haram.

Thus, the only anointed Sultan as per Primogeniture and by Law of Succession is His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I.

To be declared Haram does not require a court sentence for the acts committed by Datu Muedzul-lail or Butch are sufficient for any Islamic religious leader or scholar to declare him Haram.

Datu Muedzul-lail and his small group of minions claimed he withdrew the appointment of HM Sultan Fuad A. Kiram I as Sultan. This is not true and could not be true!

Nowhere in the world can a so called crown prince or rajamuda as Datu Muedzul-lail called himself rajamuda (crown prince) up to now, could withdraw any appointment of the Sultan or Islamic King. The Sultan has sovereign powers in the Royal Sultanate thus no one lower than his status as Sultan can make or create any edict, statute or commission, but only the Sultan himself.

The crown prince, datu, nobleman and knight (datuk) are lower in status to the Sultan; therefore no one can claim to have authority to withdraw commission of the Sultan.

The crown prince has no right to create or commission the Sultan. The story of Butch and his minions is ‘flawed and fictional” and should not be believed because it is just a fabrication of their imagination.

Datu Jamalul and his brother Datu Ismail (Esmail) and others are not sons of the Sultan so they could not be the Sultan.

This will lay to rest the questions and discussions on the true Sultan.

Thus, the only anointed Sultan as per Primogeniture and by Law of Succession is His Majesty Sultan Muhammad Fuad A. Kiram I. No one else.