Sultan Jamalul Kiram Leads Rebellion

Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Thursday confirmed that aside from the rebellion case, several other cases may be filed against Sultan Jamalul Kiram III who spearheaded the standoff in Sabah, Malaysia and his supporters.

According to De Lima, the other charges that the Philippine government may file against the group of Kiram are "illegal possession of firearms" after they admitted that they are equipped with firearms when they left the country.

De Lima also said Kiram’s group also violated the provision in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, particularly Article 118 of the Revised Penal Code for "inciting to war or giving motives for reprisals."

Likewise, De Lima also confirmed they did not give a "deadline" in the joint committee of the DOJ, Department of Interior and Local Government, National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group because it involves a "sensitive case."

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