Dutch Appellate Court’s decision proves Sulu heirs have no locus standi

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KOTA KINABALU: The Dutch Court of Appeal’s dismissal of a bid by the so-called Sulu
Sultanate heirs to enforce the US$15 billion arbitration award against the Malaysian
government is further proof that the group has no locus standi.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor in hailing the decision reiterated
that the decision reaffirmed the State Government’s stand in not recognising the claim.

“Sabah shares the Federal Government’s confidence as stated by Prime Minister Datuk
Seri Anwar Ibrahim that it was closer to completely nullify the award after the decision,”
he said.

Hajiji thanked the Prime Minister and the Federal Government for the decisive actions
to stand firm to protect Malaysia’s sovereignty.

The State Government will continue to work closely with the Federal Government until
the so-called Sabah Claim is quashed, said the Chief Minister in a statement here today.

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