SIR JOHN, who are the major opponents of the MNLF and why? How does MNLF treat USA and CHINA, opponent or friend
ANSWER: The major opponents of the MNLF are the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Government of Malaysia (GMY). The territories claimed by the MNLF are Mindanao, Palawan, and Sabah (Sabah as part of Sulu). The MNLF-GPH dispute is rooted on their conflicting political direction -- GPH wants Mindanao, Palawan and Sabah to continue as part of the Philippines while MNLF wants secession from Philippines. The MNLF-GMY dispute is rooted on Sabah -- MNLF claim historical rights that wanted to evict the current GMY occupation of Sabah. MNLF treats USA and China as friendly parties.
SIR JOHN, WHY DO YOU QUESTION THE SINCERITY OF MALAYSIA IN HELPING THE MORO LAND?
ANSWER: Because they can actually help via direct Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Moro Land. Americans, Japanese, Europeans have ODA in Mindanao, and they don't rub elbows with secessionist movements.
The Malaysians don't need to rub elbows and play around with any para-military entities like MNLF or MILF, unless they have intention to build a secessionist army from within the Philippine Territory for the purpose of disintegrating the Philippine Territory and winning the hearts and mind of the Moro People in favor of the planned expansion of the Malaysian Federation.
PNoy Aquino will surely get electrocuted with its deal with MILF and Malaysia. But who is afraid of electrocution if the reward, whether cash or promise, is great?
While USA, Japan, and Europe provides ODA for basic services in Mindanao such as small livelihood capital, housing for the poor, healthcare, and building schools, Malaysia on the other hand invests in providing arms and ammunition to Islamic insurgents. If all good nations will cut the invisible hand of Malaysia over Philippines, it is highly probable that peace and prosperity will be achieved in Mindanao.
[COMMENT]Mohd Ameruddin Bin Ellias: If muslim moro thinks joining malaysian federation is better than being ruled by catholic phillipines, then let them decide.
ANSWER: You see, look at what Mohd is saying. RELIGION is being used as a reason to disintegrate the Philippines. Malaysia is the one brainwashing the Muslim people of Mindanao, telling them that they can't live side-by-side as neighbors with Christians. The output of that brainwashing is basically the MILF. Look at the mentality of the MILF, that's it!
SIR JOHN, WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT MALAYSIA MILITARY BUILD-UP AT THE EAST COAST OF SABAH?
ANSWER: They are saying that it is a move to enhance border control between Sabah and Sulu. You want to know the truth? That thing happening in the East Coast of Sabah is actually a Malaysian Military build-up in preparation for their invasion to Sulu and Mindanao in line with their plan to expand the Malaysian Federation.
Do you know who has the capability to repel an MILF-aided Malaysian invasion? The MNLF. We, the MNLF are the ones who can repel possibly them. Time will come that MNLF will really have to engage the MILF, regardless of religion. How about the Philippine Soldiers? Ahhh Philippine Soldiers won't move their asses, the Malaysians already hypnotized the Philippine President with rewards, unless the Philippine Soldiers remove this President before the Malaysian invades us.
SIR JOHN, HOW CAN MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES EXTERMINATE THE PEOPLE OF SULU AND HOW TO PREVENT THIS?
ANSWER: That's a good question, Jo. Simple. Very simple. Malaysia tightens the trade of goods between Sulu and Sabah. Philippines stops sending subsidized ships that carry relief to Sulu and tighten-up the release of government funds to Sulu. In effect, naturally, the people of Sulu will get hungry and gradually leave the Sulu islands to survive somewhere else. Without a fight, the People of Sulu will be scattered and there will be no more People of Sulu and no more Sultanate of Sulu.
The only hope to prevent the extermination of the People of Sulu is for Sulu is to unite as a people, stop the divisiveness of the Sultanate claimants, get your acts together, and let's get a good new Sabah lease deal with the highest bidder.
SIR JOHN, I AM A STAFF OF A SENATOR TASKED TO COPY AND PRINT ALL YOUR POSTS FOR HIS READING EVERY MORNING. MY BOSS ASKED ME ON WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION TO SENATE ON THIS SABAH ISSUE.
ANSWER: That's a good request. I can work with you closely on this. I want you to do two things:
(1) File a Senate Resolution advocating the proprietary rights of ownership of People of Sulu (Tausugs) on Sabah lands. The House must also have their counterpart.
(2) Open up a Senate Investigation on Malaysia's Foreign Policy. We must take a closer look at Malaysia's participation in providing killing resources to the MNLF in the past and the MILF at present. We should also investigate their immigration policy on Moro/Filipinos born in Sabah. We must get to the bottom of the so-called Malaysian Federation that many MILF is advocating. The public would also be interested to know what President Noy Aquino received from Malaysia. We should also call in the Sultan claimants and get their testimonies about why they are in the payroll of Malaysian Embassy.
ADDL QUESTION: Sir John, can you elaborate more about the need to investigate Malaysian Immigration Policy on Moro/Filipino born in Sabah?
ANSWER: In this topic, we will touch on alleged human rights violations against people in Sabah who are supposed to be dual citizens of Malaysia and Philippines. Malaysians born in Philippines automatically becomes Filipino Citizens, but Filipinos born in Malaysia (specially Sabah) are not given Malaysian citizenship status. There is such thing as foreign reciprocity. We must revise our laws here in Philippines so that Malaysians born in Philippines must not be given Filipino citizenship. If our people violate laws in Sabah and meted death penalty, we should also revise our laws here so that Malaysians who violate laws here will be meted death penalty.
ADDL QUESTION, Sir John, how about on the investigation to know what President Noy Aquino received from Malaysia. What is the relevance of this?
ANSWER: We will see about that business interests in Malaysia that are being tied-up to PNoy. That must be causing a so called conflict of interest. We will see if it is an impeachable offense. There is a brewing COUP DE ETAT right now and we need this kind of formal investigation to either implicate or clear the name of the President.
We are also interested to document the mechanics behind the 23-year existence of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). We have to eradicate this highly organized kidnap-for-ransom group by exposing their operators, especially those connected to high seats in government.
One of the crew of the Private Army of Jamalul Kiram III (PAJAK3) that is now being processed in Malaysian court admitted he was PAID to do a work in Sabah. It is possible that he was surprised, instead of a farm work, he ended up in the middle of the PAJAK3 operations. It is unfair to mete death penalty on that guy. We should also look at Malaysian Farm Businesses in Sabah that is recruiting in Southern Philippines some undocumented workers (cheaper labor). This would help us decide whether or not it is just right to temporarily ban all work permits for OCWs going to Malaysia until this illegal recruitment is eradicated.
SIR JOHN, THE UPROOTING OF MORO/FILIPINO PEOPLE IN SABAH IS ALL OVER THE NEWS. HAVE YOU EVER PREDICTED THIS?
ANSWER: Yes. I predicted it. Few weeks before it started happening, we sensed unnecessary movement of the MILF, and based on it I accurately predicted in January 26, 2013 in the blog titled, "MILF helps Malaysia uproot Bangsamoro People away from Homeland Sabah". At that time, we just didn't know how Malaysia is going to execute the plan. We thought they are going to use the MILF. I never thought they are going to use a Sultan Claimant to act as a running rabbit-prey for them.
QUESTION: [by Kumalah Daud] With all due respect to you Sir Jon, I can't understand your logic of hinting that DFA should ban all work permits for Malaysia when all we can witness now are the avalanche of refugees from Sabah arriving by the hundred in Tawi-tawi and Sulu wharfs. No natives from our place in their right mind will think about going to Sabah now that the conflict is still raging. I can't even imagine people especially from Mindanao going thru the proper channel to work in Malaysia when it's an open knowledge that most of them just go Malaysia thru the backdoor. I might be wrong about this though. Thanks.
ANSWER: The mere fact that you call working through the backdoor an "OPEN KNOWLEDGE", it means the ILLEGAL ACTIVITY is already widely and grossly practiced beyond what we call a "tolerable margin of error". Illegal cross-border can be used as a medium of transnational terrorism and it can damage both ways -- it means terrorism can easily enter Malaysia and can easily enter Philippines. It has to stop.
ADDL QUESTION: [by: Kumalah Daud] Ideally sir John you are exactly right. They are crossing borders illegally. But we are not on the same economic plight with them, we can't really prevent or blame them from looking for "greener pastures" on that other side. They need to survive, make a decent living and feed their family no matter what the consequences for crossing the border illegally. But I think most if not all of them are productive members of the society in Malaysia. Hence Malaysian authorities somehow allow them to stay there even illegally.
ANSWER: That's there had to be a Senate Investigation on this anomaly so we can make intelligent foreign policy decision.
ADDL QUESTION: [by: Kumalah Daud] You have a great point sir John. But it would be best to let the dust settle first before proceeding with any investigation.
ANSWER: A dust floating dangerously on air looks differently as a dust peacefully settled on the ground. Investigation has to be scientific. Facts must be recorded while they are in motion.
ADDL QUESTION: [by: Kumalah Daud] Pacifying the two parties is urgently needed right now instead of an investigation, but i digress.
ANSWER: Well, we can have both pacifying the COUP DE ETAT and investigation.
ADDL QUESTION: [by: Kumalah Daud] You will be walking on a tight rope with that balancing acts sir John. It will just add tension to an already precarious situation.
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ANSWER: Frankly, without senate investigation, I would unleash the MNLF. I'm not joking. When the soldiers behind the Coup De Etat rides on the cause of the MNLF, we will have a far more greater problem in homeland Philippines. Senate Investigation is a peaceful way, and I demand it, not just request. Later on, if there are errors, you will blame me for not making an intelligent decision. But you can't blame me because I DEMANDED for an Senate Investigation so we can make intelligent decision.
ADDL QUESTION: [by: Kumalah Daud] I was thinking all the while that you are for advocacy sir John. Would that prerogative of unleashing the MNLF belong to Prof Nur alone? just asking.
ANSWER: Nur Misuari already unleashed the MNLF to fight back on grounds of "self-defense". I just blocked it, or say, postpone the execution until we are ready with intelligent explanation that can surpass future advocacy obstacles.
ADDL QUESTION: [by: Kumalah Daud] Am i right in believing that presently Prof. Nur doesn't have an absolute control of the agendas of the MNLF ant that another person or should I say you as an advocate for MNLF can actually block him? I don't think Prof Nur would be comfortable with that role, with due respect to your designation as an advocate sir John.
ANSWER: Did I say block him? I said I blocked it. There is no way I can block Misuari, there is no way Misuari can block me or any person in MNLF because there is neither employer-employee nor superior-subordinate type of relationships in the revolutionary movement where we risk our one life at our own expense. There is a big difference between blocking a person from making a statement versus blocking an action. Do you think MNLF will say Misuari gave the action orders? We cant do that. MNLF will say Misuari gave the RATIONALE, but someone else ORDERS the actual MNLF attack. Who will give the ORDERS? That you will never know and I will never know. My job here is to a DETAIL OF THE RATIONALE and I need accurate information (through Senate Investigation) so I can make an intelligent decision as to what I will write in the detail of the rationale.
We are not like regular soldiers or paid mercenaries who goes to battle based on orders of the employer. Each person in MNLF goes to battle based on INTELLIGENT DECISION and it is dependent on the DETAIL OF THE RATIONALE which is written by the tip of my fingers.
SIR JOHN, HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE PURENESS OF MALAYSIA'S INTENTIONS?
The pureness of intention can be quantifiable. If Malaysia's assistance to Philippines is pure, it should not be dependent on any condition. If Malaysia will still provide the investments that PNoy is drooling about while we continue our claim on Sabah, then their intention is pure. Otherwise, whatever investment the Malaysian is promising should be considered as a counter offer of the Sabah lease increase. If what we get from Sabah is lower than its current market value in terms of lease, that is around P500Billion for the 5 Zones (we won't lease out Zone 4 and 7), then it means we are in a losing end of the transaction. If the value we get is lower than P500Billion, then this so called Malaysian Assistance that the Philippine Government is drooling about is CHEAPER WAY from the point of view of the Malaysians. We prefer the lease payment to be in CASH, and not in kind or something else; and it has to go directly to the People of Sulu (Tausugs) and not to somewhere else.
SIR JOHN, THE MILF APPEARS TO BE THE FAVORITE OF THE PNOY AQUINO ADMINISTRATION. IS THIS GOOD FOR THE FILIPINO PEOPLE?
PNoy's action is not good for the Filipino People. There is a big difference between MNLF and MILF. A lot of people don't know the difference between MNLF and MILF because we lack communication and advocacy. People thought MNLF and MILF are the same. As a result of the clouded perception, the democracy becomes unable to render smart choices and decision. I think there should be a Senate hearing on the Sabah issue. This is the best way to declassify it from the back burner and let the democracy sympathize and decide intelligently on the persistent issues haunting the Southern Philippines.
WHO ARE THE PERSONALITIES WHO HAVE STRONG LINK TO THE MALAYSIAN POLITICAL INVESTMENTS IN PHILIPPINES?
MILF, Ampatuans, PNoy, his possible successor (Roxas), and their cronies in Imperial Manila (primarily the Aquino, Cojuanco clan) also has strong link with the "juice" of the political investment of Malaysia in the Philippines. Roxas plays a prominent role in the program of disarmament (DDR) in Mindanao. With a disarmed people, the people will be put in a situation wherein they will have difficulty defending themselves against any uprooting mechanism that will be implemented later on by the Malaysian Federation.
SIR JOHN, THIS IS FOR MY SCHOOL REPORT. WHY DO YOU NEED TO SECEDE THE MOROLAND (MINDANAO, SULU, PALAWAN, SABAH) FROM PHILIPPINES BEFORE FEDERALISM. WHY DON'T YOU GO STRAIGHT TO FEDERALISM?
ANSWER: That's a good question, Mark. There was already a Philippine Federation plan in 2008 but we, the MNLF, are just not comfortable with it because of the oil and water analogy.
If we divide the country at its present state and superficially and form a federation, it will be like mixing oil and water, wherein the oil will float over water. The oil is the rich Imperial Manila and the water is the periphery poor sub-states -- it will be like a household wherein Imperial Manila is the BOSS and the poor sub-states are the SLAVES.
Although we like the idea of Philippine Federalism, we prefer that we make it a Phase 2, wherein Phase 1 is the formation of Independent Sub-State (Bangsamoro) by self-determination. It has to be by self-determination, we don't like to form an independent Bangsamoro with leaders that are "anointed" by Imperial Manila.
In 1976, the Philippine Government (GPH) proposed Bangsamoro Autonomy and we accepted it as a form of MNLF-GPH Peace Pact called Tripoli Agreement. The Autonomy was not properly implemented because there was a misunderstanding for 40 years that I discovered only in 2011. For the GPH, they think Autonomy is a dead-end, the bottomline, wherein we (MNLF) drop the objective of Bangsamoro Independence. For the MNLF, the Autonomy is just a stepping-stone towards Independence. Again, I would like to emphasize that this anomaly of conflict of interest was only discovered by me in 2011.
Now, the question is, should we junk the Autonomy of the ARMM and consider it a failed experiment? My knee-jerk response was, YES, it has to be junked. But later on, I realized that Autonomy would give us a better milestone compared to the idea of MOA-AD, Sub-State, and Bangsamoro Commission, and Bangsamoro Framework because these ideas are "Exclusively Muslims" and these won't move smoothly in a democratic platform. So, sorry for the inconvenience brought about by change of mind. The status now is we continue the ARMM, Nur Misuari will run for ARMM Governor. We will use the ARMM as a "training ground" or a "springboard" towards independence and we want to make sure that we do it right by putting no one else but Misuari himself at the helm.
Achieving independence is difficult, but achieving a prosperous independent nation is much much more difficult. With regards to problem with money, I will take care of that using the idle asset of Sulu (Sabah Land) through the PREMS Deal. First to become Independent will be Sulu Islands. Second is Sabah. Third is Palawan. Third is Zamboanga Peninsula. Fourth is Mainland Mindanao. Sulu will become the rich empire of the South, most probably a little richer than Metro Manila.
When we have independent Sulu in the South and independent Metro Manila in the North, the Philippine Federation will still be born and we will have a mixture of oil and oil -- we form a Federation as EQUALS.
QUESTION: SIR JOHN, CAN LEADERS, OFFICERS, AND NEGOTIATORS OF THE MNLF, MILF, AND SULTANATES BE ISSUED SUBPOENA BY SENATE IN LINE WITH YOUR PROPOSED SENATE INVESTIGATION ON MALAYSIAN INTERVENTION IN PHILIPPINES?
ANSWER: Yes. Almost all of them are holders of Philippine Passport, hence they are Filipino Citizens. As Filipino Citizens, they can be issued Senate subpoena to answer questioned and testify under oath; and are liable to perjury if they tell a lie. They can testify on many instances that Malaysia contributed war materials and conflict inducers in Mindanao. They also know a lot about the masterminds behind the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). You can even subpoena the living Presidents of the Philippines and ask them what they received in return for silencing the Sabah issue. These information has to be made public through televised coverage so we can condemn what is wrong, expose the players of the anomaly, and finally put an end to the insurgency and armed conflict in Mindanao.
As a nation, on matters concerning national security and territorial integrity, we cannot legislate based on secret negotiations that PNoy calls "back-burner". The Senate Investigation has to be done before Senate debates on any legislative proposal in relation to amendments to the 1996 MNLF-GPH Final Peace Agreement and the 2012 MILF-GPH Framework Agreement for Bangsamoro.