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His Royal Majesty Paduka Mahasari Al-Maulana Ampun Sultan Hadji Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram ibni Almarhum Sultan Mohammad Mahakuttah Abdulla Kiram, The 35th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo.
Grand Sayyid and Hereditary Sovereign of The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl.
His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram, 35th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo is born on 28. August 1966. in Jolo, Sulu. His Majesty is the oldest son of late Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram of Sulu (reigned 1974–1986) and his first wife DayangDayang Farida Tan-Kiram.
Ancestors of His Majesty Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu and North Borneo, by straight male line, are following: Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah Kiram (father of His Majesty) – Sultan Moh. Esmail E. Kiram (grandfather of His Majesty) – Sultan Mawallil Wasit Kiram – Sultan Jamalul A’Lam – Sultan Moh. Polalun Kiram – Sultan Jamalul Kiram I – Sultan Alimud Din II – Sultan Sharapud Din – Sultan Alimud Din I.

As a child, on 24. May 1974, His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram was crowned as Raja Muda (Crown Prince, heir to the Throne) of the Sultanate of Sulu. It was on the same day, when His Majesty´s father was crowned as the Sultan of Sulu. This acts were supported by HE Ferdinand Marcos, President of Republic of Philippines. In official Memo Order 427 issued at that time, it was stated, that “The Government has always recognised the Sultanate of Sulu as the legitimate claimant to the historical territories of the Republic of Philippines”. In that way, Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram and (then) Crown Prince Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram became last bearers of these functions, officialy recognized by the Government of Republic of Philippines.

After passing away of late Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram of Sulu and Nort Borneo, His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram became Head of The Royal House of Sulu and North Borneo (Kiram Dynasty), on 16. February 1986.

His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram studied at Universidad de Zamboanga (Zamboanga City, Philippines), becoming Bachelor of Arts. His Majesty continued higher studies in Lahore (Pakistan), during 1995. and 1996.

In 2011, His Majesty used sovereign rights of legal “Fons Honorum” (Fount of Honour), by founding The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl of Sulu, and becoming Grand Sayyid (Grand Master) of this distinguished Order.

His Majesty Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram was crowned as 35th legitimate Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, on 16. September 2012. Coronation process took place in Mainbung (Sulu), in presence of dignitaries of Sultanate, foreign guests, as well as large number of people of Sulu.

In marriage with Her Majesty Ampun Babai Mellany S. Kiram, His Majesty Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram has seven children: HRH Raja Muda (Crown Prince) Moh. Ehsan S. Kiram, HRH Datu Nizamuddin S. Kiram, HRH Dayang-Dayang Rahela S. Kiram, HRH Datu Jihad S. Kiram, HRH Datu Mujahid S. Kiram, HRH Dayang-Dayang Redha S. Kiram and HRH Datu Mahakuttah S. Kiram.

His Majesty is also member of highest ranks of distinguished foreign Orders of Chivalry, such as: Grand Cross of The Royal Order of the Drum of Rwanda, Grand Cross of The Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Georgia, Grand Cordon of The Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam of Vietnam, Grand Cordon of The Order of the Ethiopian Lion and Royal Order of the Engabu of The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara.

Truth Unmasked – Sultan Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram: The 35th Legitimate Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo

H.M. Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu with the Hon. Vice Governor Abdusakur M. Tan after signing the Unity Covenant of the Royal Family on the 9th of April 2016
H.M. Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu with the Malaysian Dignitary & Abdusakur M. Tan ( Vice-Governor of Sulu), 28th August 2015 in Sulu


H.M. Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu at the Change of Command Ceremony on the 27th Feb 2014


H.M. Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu at the Change of Command Ceremony on the 27th Feb 2014

H.M. Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu with the Malaysian Deputy Ambassador H.E Adnan Abbas, and sultanate executive Secretary Hji Awad Hamid at the Century Park Hotel Manila 2nd April 2014
H.M. Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu with H.R.H. Tengku Azman Abdullah Shah of Pahang ( Nephew of H.R.H. Sultan of Pahang in Malaysia) at Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia June 2011


H.M. Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu & HM Pangian Mellany S. Kiram of Sulu on the 14th Dec 2012

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MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 427, S. 1974

Memorandum Order No. 427, s. 1974