BANGSAMORO NEWS AGENCY
31 December 2001
Reference No. (9662) 6645101
"ALBAR A CONSPIRATOR TO
DIVIDE MOROS"--USTADZ KHABIR
MORO National Liberation Front (MNLF) freedom fighters in Lupah
Sug (Sulu) expressed shocked and disbelief over the
irresponsible statement (Malaysia's newspaper The Sun December
28 issue) of the Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato Seri Syed Hamid
Albar, claiming that the MNLF Central Committee Chairman Dato
Seri Panglima Prof. Nur Misuari "has no grounds to appeal
for intervention from the Muslim nations". He was quoted to
have said that the MNLF Chairman "is no longer an official
Permanent Observer to the 57-nation strong Organization of
his lawyer, Atty. Elly Velez Pamatung, Dato Seri Panglima Prof.
Nur Misuari, who is now under the custody of the Malaysian
authorities, has sought political asylum with the United Nations
High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The MNLF Chairman was a
recipient of the UNESCO Felix Bouphouet Peace Prize award
together with then Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos in 1999.
USTADZ Khabir Malik, a well-known Bangsamoro mass leader,
who is now leading the MNLF Mujahideen in series of battles
against the Philippine occupation marines in Luuk area, reacted
spontaneously to the uncalled for statement, calling the
Malaysian official "an ugly conspirator to divide the
Bangsamoro people of Mindanao."
Albar is either a paid conspirator of the Philippine colonial
government to divide and oppressively rule forever the Moros or
an anti-peace demi-god out to strain the relationship of the
Muslims in Southeast Asia," Ustadz Khabir emphasized.
Madinah Islamic University-graduate religious leader added,
"he's a disgrace to the ideals of the founding leaders of
UMNO and Islamic Malaysia and should be condemned by the Islamic
Ummah, particularly the Muslims of Southeast Asia."
HIS part after being informed of this shocking statement, MNLF
Brig. Gen. Khaid Adjibun, Chairman of the Lupah Sug State
Revolutionary Committee (LSSRC), decided to call a meeting of
the MNLF leaders in Sulu to discuss the matter. He has expressed
agreement to the idea of issuing a strong appeal to the wisdom
of the Malaysian King, Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir
Muhamed, the Malaysian National Parliament and the progressive
people of Malaysia to discipline their Foreign Minister, whom he
observed as "more of a tool of Philippine colonialism
rather than a compassionate Muslim diplomat interested to
promote the solidarity, harmony and cordial relationship of the
Bangsamoro people of Filipino-occupied Mindanao."
THE other hand, commenting on this sad issue, MNLF Vice-Chairman
Hj. Jimmy Labawan expressed dismay that the Malaysian Foreign
Minister could be so naive and ignorant about the Bangsamoro
affairs. He sadly commented that the purpose of Malaysia to
become a member of the OIC Ministerial Committee of Eight was
not to help solved the nagging Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao,
but to aggravate the volatile situation.
(Minister Syed Hamid Albar) is dragging the OIC Ministerial
Committee of Eight into shame and irrelevance by projecting
himself the scoundrel arrogant spokesman of the group,
arrogating upon himself the responsible role of the Committee's
Chairman, Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr. Nur Hassan Wirajuda,"
the MNLF Vice-Chair clarified.
Bangsamoro deputy premier leader also expressed his observation
that while the Malaysian Foreign Minister has been playing the
role of a blind conspirator with the Manila government in the
creation of the "15-man Malacanang National Liberation
Front (MNLF) Executive Council (EC)" to divide and to
confuse the Bangsamoro people, the Malaysian official has even
mouthed, nay, parroted the 15-EC line of thought, "the
status of OIC Permanent Observer is accorded to the organization
and not to any individual."
THE contrary, the Malaysian Foreign Minister has claimed that
"the post (OIC permanent observer) today has now been taken
over by the newly-elected Philippine Autonomous Region of Muslim
Mindanao (ARMM) governor, Dr. Parouk Hussin."
to say, the Malaysian Foreign Minister has been used by the
Manila government to deceive the Islamic Ummah and the
international community of nations to erase the Bangsamoro
people's just struggle to regain their self-determination and
freedom from the scourge of Philippine colonialism,"
explained further by the MNLF Vice-Chairman.
IS seen that in his eagerness to conspire with the Catholic
Philippine government to prop-up the so-called l5-member MNLF EC
in order to marginalize Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari in the peace
process, Minister Albar had contradicted the letter of the OIC
Secretary General, Dr. Abdelouahed Belkeziz, to the Ministerial
Committee of Eight Chairman, Dr. Nur Hassan Wirajuda.
Substantially, the letter rejected the request of the Philippine
Vice-President cum Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teopisto Guingona,
Jr., to recognize the Malacanang-created 15-MNLF EC as
representative of the Bangsamoro people in the OIC, and GRP's
peace partner in the full implementation of the September 2,
1996 MNLF-OIC-GRP Peace Agreements signed by Chairman Prof. Nur
Misuari for the MNLF and Ambassador Manuel Yan for the
the OIC Secretary General pointed out in his letter that any
decision on the matter should be within the competence of the
Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) and viewed the
problem as an internal affairs of the MNLF.
the Malaysian Foreign Minister should be well aware by now that
the Malacanang-concocted 15-MNLF EC is on the verge of complete
break-up due to political conflict of interest in the imposed
expanded ARMM. Apparently, the other MNLF EC members have thus
observed that Dr. Parouk Hussin is merely a puppet of Ret. Gen.
Eduardo Ermita and Special Concerns Secretary Norberto Gonzales,
prime architects of the MNLF EC, because the latter could not
decide on his own in running the affairs of the Arroyo
government-installed 5-province ARMM.
THE abnormal actuation shown now by Minister Albar to conspire
with the Philippine colonial government under President Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo to erase the true and genuine leadership of the
MNLF under Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari and install instead their
own colonial errandogs, Ustadz Khabir Malik, whose Mujahideen
companions had killed lately close to 100 Philippine marines in
the continuing battles in Luuk and Panamao municipalities in
Sulu, has issued a loud call of strong protest to the
intervention of unscrupolous anti-peace elements in the affairs
of the Baangsamoro people.
the Moro pseudo-leaders in the area, the learned ulama declared
that "the conscious Muslim populace of Mindanao today look
upon Dr. Parouk Hussin and company as traitors to the noble
cause of the MNLF-launched Bangsamoro people's Jihad
fi-Sabilillah to regain their freedom and independence from
HAS lamented the fact that "Dr. Parouk Hussin and gang are
merely promoting the evil interest of the Manila government to
divide and to conquer the Bangsamoro people in order to
perpetuate colonialism in Mindanao, and to prolong the
devastating Filipino-Moro conflict that since 1960s up to this
date has already registered close to 300,000 deaths of Muslim
civilians and freedom fighters and countless material losses in