Sultan Jamalul Kiram III was reportedly "offered the presidency" in exchange for giving up his Sabah claim, says daughter Princess Jacel Kir

Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNnews.com reports that according to Princess Jacel Kiram, her father, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, "was previously offered the presidency in exchange for giving up their claim over Sabah."

Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNnews.com reports that according to Princess Jacel Kiram, her father, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, "was previously offered the presidency in exchange for giving up their claim over Sabah."

 

The report noted: "In an interview with ABS-CBN's Bottomline, the princess said ’if this is all about money, I remember when my father was offered by someone [in the past], ’Boss, just sign this [cede Sabah] and you will be next president of the Philippines. My father said, ’Pare, it's too heavy, I can't carry that.’"

 

However, the report did not specify who had made the offer to the sultan or when exactly the incident happened.

 

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