Pelayaran adalah "KKB," pendek untuk "kaniya-kaniyang bayad," bermaksud semua orang yang pergi dibayar menyumbang ke arah perbelanjaan, Abraham Idjirani, jurucakap kesultanan, berkata pada petang Isnin taklimat akhbar.
Taklimat kesultanan segera diikuti yang diadakan di Malacanang oleh Aquino.
Puteri Jacel Kiram, anak perempuan Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, menyelar kenyataan Aquino,sebagai penuh dengan "analogi andaian" dan mengundang "spekulasi".
Beliau juga menafikan dakwaan kerajaan Malaysia bahawa parti politik pembangkang di sana telah membantu menyemarakkan krisis Sabah.
'KAMI TIADA KAITAN'
MANILA, Philippines -- The sultanate of Sulu brushed off President Benigno Aquino III’s allegations “conspirators” funded the voyage of some 200 followers who went to Sabah to press its claim to the territory.
The voyage was “KKB,” short for “kaniya-kaniyang bayad,” meaning everyone who went paid contributed towards expenses, Abraham Idjirani, spokesman of the sultanate, said at a press briefing Monday afternoon.
The sultanate’s briefing immediately followed that held in Malacanang by Aquino.
Princess Jacel Kiram, daughter of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, slammed Aquino’s briefing, calling it full of “hypothetical analogy” and “speculative statements” to which they could not respond and dared Aquino to “name the conspirators” he claimed had abetted their follower’s voyage to Sabah.
She also denied claims by the Malaysian government that the political opposition there had helped stoke the Sabah crisis.
“We are not connected to the Malaysian opposition; we have not talked to any of them,” she said.
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