Message from HM The Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo
27 January 2019
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
At passed 8:00 O’Clock in the morning the town of Jolo was shocked to the two loud explosions at the Jolo Cathedral. Almost 20 were killed and 46 others are wounded and some succumbed to death due shrapnels wounds. For months the entire vicinity of the Cathedral is under military cordon, several streets are closed to traffic. But in spite of that the perpetrators were able to penetrate the cordon and did their job savagery. I condemned this act of savagery to the highest degree and I am calling all concerned authorities to investigate this crime without bias and prejudice and bring the perpetrators to justice.
For almost hundred years Muslims and Christians are living harmoniously together, no amount of violence can tear us apart. Again I condemn this savagery to the highest degree.
SULTAN MUEDZUL-LAIL T. KIRAM
The 35th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo