Royal House of Sulu
PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 26, 2013 - The Royal House of Sulu headed by Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail-Tan Kiram is pleased with the publication today in the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines of the genealogy of the Sultans of Sulu.
In this official publication of the Republic of the Philippines, the position of His Majesty's father is plainly confirmed as the last reigning Sultan of Sulu and displays Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram as the legitimate successor to the throne. This assertion has been repeated many times in the past and it is gratifying to see the confirmation coming from an official organ of the central government in Manila. All other claimants are clearly false pretenders and do not have a legitimate claim.
Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram was named Crown Prince upon the coronation of his father, Ampun Sultan Mahakuttah Kiram, in 1974 and duly recognized by then President Ferdinand Marcos via Memo Order 427. At the time of his father's death, Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram assumed the headship of the Royal House and was eventually crowned Sultan in September 2012. As the legitimate holder of the royal throne of the Sultanate, he enjoys broad support among the populace as well as among top military commanders of the Philippine Armed Forces. The Sultan has been a powerful force for good in the region and his leadership continues.
Line of sucession of the Sultans of Sulu of the Modern Era
Wednesday, 20th February 2013, Official statement of the Royal House of Sulu:
"Ampun Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, 35th Sultan of Sulu, son of Ampun Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram (last recognised Sultan of Sulu by Philippine government under Presidential Memorandum Order 427 issued in 1974 by President of Philippines H.E. Ferdinand Marcos), 34th Sultan of Sulu and grandson of Ampun Esmail E. Kiram, 33rd Sultan of Sulu, is asking Malaysian government officials to release immediately following people: 1. Pang. Hadil Suhaili, 2. Pang. Timhar Hadil, 3. Pang. Mursidin Misuari, 4. Pang. Eriles Muharram, 5. Pang. Anuddin Waradil and 6. Pang. Bantuhan Misuari, who were captured against their will earlier this week in Lahad Datu, a coastal area in Sabah in northern Borneo, Malaysia by Malaysian forces. They are innocent and have nothing to do with ongoing events in Lahad Datu."
Friday, 15th February 2013, Official statement of the Royal House of Sulu:
"Ampun Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, 35th Sultan of Sulu, son of Ampun Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram (last recognised Sultan of Sulu by Philippine government under Presidential Memorandum Order 427 issued in 1974 by President of Philippines H.E. Ferdinand Marcos), 34th Sultan of Sulu and grandson of Ampun Esmail E. Kiram, 33rd Sultan of Sulu, is aware that early morning of Tuesday, about 100-200 people, some of them armed men and a handful of women, boarded speedboats on Simunul Island in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines and left for Lahad Datu, a coastal area in Sabah in northern Borneo. These men and women were leaded by Datu Ajbimuddin Kiram, who is younger brother of one of the self-styled Sultans of Sulu. Currently there are up to 60 people who claim to be Sultans of Sulu. This incident has nothing to do with the Royal Court neither with legitimate Sultan of Sulu. Ampun Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, 35th Sultan of Sulu, who lives in Jolo, Sulu is a peaceful man who is working close by with Philippine marines to maintain peaceful and safe environment in Sulu archipelago"
Lahad Datu standoff
New Sultan of Sulu reported to the throne
Raja Muda (Crown Prince) Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram succeeds his late father Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram as 35th Sultan of Sulu.
Island of Jolo, Sulu, September 20th, 2012. - Raja Muda Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram has been proclaimed as Sultan of Sulu by Rumah Bichara (council of elders), bangsa Suluk (people of Sulu) and bangsa Sabah (people of Sabah; previously known as North Borneo). The proclamation ceremonies took place in historical coronation site in Maimbung, island of Jolo, Sulu on 15th and 16th of September. The ceremony was conducted by Imam (worship leader of the Muslim community) Jamiul Jasim who was appointed as Imam already by Sultan Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram's grandfather Sultan Moh. Esmail E. Kiram. In accordance with Sulu tradition Sultan Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram named his eldest son Moh. Ehsn S. Kiram as his Raja Muda and heir. The new Sultan was warmly welcomed by Hon. Hussin U. Amin, Mayor of Jolo, Sulu.
New Sultan of Sulu reported to the thorne
On 24th of March 2012 Royal Sultanate of Sulu/ Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl Chancery was present in Casale Monteferrato, Italy where was held Ballo dei Cento e non più Cento. At the same event Royal and Hashemite Order held its investiture.
“Ballo dei Cento e non più Cento”
(tradizionale ballo di metà Quaresima)
Sotto l’Alto Patronato di
S.A.I. & R. l’Arciduchessa Monika d’Asburgo
S.A.I. & R. l’Arciduchessa Walburga d’Asburgo
S.A.I. & R. l’Arciduchessa Margarete d’Asburgo
S.A.R. l’Infante Dom Duarte di Braganza
S.A.R. l’Infante Dom Enrique di Braganza, Duca di Coimbra
In December 2011 Associazione Insigniti Onorificenze Cavalleresche (A.I.O.C.) under International Commission for Orders of Chivalry (I.C.O.C) published in their official magazine "Il Mondo del Cavaliere" No. 44, Anno XI an article about Royal House of Sulu and Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl.
President of I.C.O.C. classifies Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl as
"New chivalric institution founded by the head of a formerly reigning dynasty"
"Sebbene non sia stato ancora emesso un parere dagli studiosi della materia commissari dell'International Commision for Orders of Chivalry - ICOC, a prima vista ed in base ai documenti presentati lo si potrebbe considerare come un sistema premiale di merito ascrivibile fra gli Imperiali, Reali o Principeschi premi di merito extra-europei, e più specifi catamente fra quelli creati come Nuove istituzioni premiali fondate da capi di dinastie già regnanti. LOrdine della Perla è stato fondato dalla Famiglia Sovrana di Sulu del ramo del Raja Muda Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram, per premiare i propri devoti sia dellantico Sultanato di Sulu che di tutti
i Paesi del mondo." (Pier Felice degli Uberti)
Article about Royal House of Sulu and Royal and Hashemite
Order of the Pearl which was published in A.I.O.C. official magazine
(No. 44, Anno XI)
On Our own, and on behalf of The Royal House of Sulu, and The Royal and Hashemite Order of The Pearl, We testify that we recognize as the only legitimate Heir to The ancient Throne of Georgia His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili.
Royal House of Sulu recognises as the only legitimate Heir to The
ancient Throne of Georgia
His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili
Professor Noel Cox, Aberystwyth University (UK), Law and Criminology,
Head of Department , LLB LLM (Hons), MTheol (Hons), PhD (Auckland),
MA (Lambeth), LTh (Lampeter), GradDipTertTchg (AUT), FRHistS
opinion regarding Sovereignty of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu
Treaty of friendly relations and co-operation between the Bunyoro-Kitara
Kingdom and Royal Sultanate of Sulu
Treaty of friendly relations H.M. The Omukama
acceptance letter to join
Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl
The Official Songkok of HRH Raja Muda Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu is designed by HE Datu Sadja Michael Y. Medvedev and it is produced by Meyer & Mortimer, Ltd (By Appointment to H.M. The Queen Elizabeth II Military Outfitters and by Appointment to H.M. The Sultan of Brunei).
The sample weaves of the Songkok
The Official Songkoks of the Royal House of Sulu
Datu Songkok Datu Sadja Songkok
Tuan Songkok Armiger Songkok (Noble Ancestry) Armiger Songkok
Memo Order 427, issued by H.E. President of Philippines in 1974
Structure of Sultante of Sulu, issued by H.M. Sultan Mohammad Mahakuttah A. Kiram, 34th Sultan of Sulu and its dependencies in 1974
Legal certified documents, which confirm Raja Muda of Sulu right
to be the Head of the Royal House of Sulu
Page 1 Page 2
Raja Muda of Sulu revoke appointment of
Datu Moh. Fuad A. Kiram,
dated 17 May, 2006
Notarized copy of the Original Datu Moh. Fuad A. Kiram
acceptance letter as Sultan of Sabah (granted by Raja Muda of Sulu),
which currently has been revoked due to misuse
HRH Raja Muda Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu was officially invited to participate as guest from Royal Sultanate of Sulu by organisers of Silatnas 2011 and his name was presented to Vice-President of Indonesia for approval.
Bandung, West Java, will host the National Silatnas Raja dan Sultan of Se-Nusantara II 2011 from 24 to 26 June 2011.
Silatnas King and the Sultan of Se-Nusantara II will be attended by more than 220 Kings and Crown Princes, Sultans and the Empresses. Silatnas will be attended by 300 participants.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the King and Sultan Silatnas Se-Nusantara II, King Samu-Samu VI said Silatnas will have guest Sultans from abroad. Among the others HRH Raja Muda Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu from the Royal Sultanate of Sulu.
Silatnas Raja dan Sultan S-Nusantara II 2011
In June 2011 RUMAH BICHARA SIN SULTANIYYAH SIN LUPAH SUG was incorporated.
Rumah Bichara Sin Sultaniyyah Sin Lupah Sug
Tierced per pale: Vert, a crescent Argent with a flame Or issuant from its interior, enclosing a five-rayed star of the second (the arms of devotion, borne also for the religious authority of the Sultans as well as for the Royal House of Kiram); Gules, a gateway represented as two pillars Argent set on a doorstep of the same and above, by Zulfiqar also Argent, hilt and pommel in chief Or and blades resting on the pillars (“the Gateway to Mecca”, for the Royal Sultanate of Sulu); and Vert, a Borneo roofed boat Or ensigned by a fringed umbrella Argent (for the part of Royal Sultanate of Sulu known as the territory of North Borneo).
The shield is ensigned with the songkok [ceremonial cap] of the Sultan, above which on a wreath Argent and Azure for the crest is set Zulfiqar Argent, its hilt and pommel Or turned upwards, its blades enclosing a pearl Argent.
For supporters are set two sea-tigers embowed and guardant Or, langued Gules and striped Sable; that to the dexter holding in his sinister paw a keris Argent hilted Or, and that to the sinister, in his dexter paw, a spear Argent hafted Or.
The shield is surrounded with the collar of the Royal Order of the Pearl.
The Royal robe (which is Vert, bordered twice Azure and Argent with double flames Or set on the borders’ lengthwise partition, lined Argent, corded and tasseled Or) is ensigned with the Royal crown of Sulu. Above and behind the crown, the State Gonfanon is issuant, which is represented as a traditional sail-flag [sambulayan] Vert, bearing a chief enhanced per fess Azure and Argent, and two flames Or, each charged with a smaller flame per fess Azure and Argent, issuant over the stripe.
The sambulayan is adorned with pleated edges Or instead of a fringe, and surmounted with a small standard Vert ensigned with the enflamed crescent and star emblem Or; at the sides, the sambulayan’s horizontal staff is pommetty Or and corded of the same, with small triangular flags Gules sans nombre adorning the cords.
For the motto, “TUBUH SUG SARAYAW RAYAW” is written in characters Sable on a ribbon Or, which ribbon is placed below the shield; and for the slogan, “LABI MARAYAW” is written in characters Argent on a ribbon Gules, which ribbon is placed above the Gonfanon.
The flag of the Sultanate is bright red and bears the highly stylized image of the Gateway to Mecca (which constitutes the main territorial symbol in the coat of arms of the Sultanate) and below it, the State badge of the Sultanate, the keris and spear, both turned from the hoist. The canton of green bears the image of the enflamed crescent and star (shown in its full colours, that is, the crescent and the star are white and the flames are yellow) as well as two equal stripes, of blue and of white, at the hoist. Below the canton, a roundel white is placed as a representation of the pearl. The flag’s proportions are 2:3, although, when flown together with the flag of the Republic of Philippines or in other similar occasions, it may be of the proportions 1:2. The proportions of the main elements are established in two separate draughts.
The Official Flag
The Official Greater National Coat of Arms
Copy of the original 22 January 1878 Rental agreement between Baron de Overbeck, Mr. Alfred Dent and Sultan Jamalul A'Lam of Sulu
Copy of the original 22 April 1903 Confirmation of Rental of Certain Islands. Signed by Sultan Haji Muhammad Jamalul Kiram of Sulu
Copies of the original Treaties
The Official Lesser National Coat of Arms
The lesser national coat of arms is the same as the greater national coat of arms but with the shield all Gules, bearing the image of “the Gateway to Mecca” alone; as to the elements around the shield, the lesser arms are shown without either the robe, or the supporters, and always without the sambulayan.
The simplified versions of The Oficial Lesser National Coat of Arms
Each principal version may be, in the cases prescribed by National Coat of Arms Act or with particular approval of the Raja Muda of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu, represented in a simplified form. In a simplified form, the national coat of arms may lack some of the elements surrounding the shield, provided that the robe will not be shown without the crown ensigning it, the crest and the wreath will not be shown separately, and that if the robe is omitted, the crown substitutes the songkok and the crest above the shield.
The simplified versions of lesser arms
The Lesser National Arms
Royal House of Sulu is delighted to announce the release of video showing HM Sultan Jamalul Kiram II and his family
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