Obama had a meeting with
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the White House in Washington, DC,
“President Obama wanted to know from His Majesty Sultan Bolkiah the
true history of North Borneo, now Sabah,” said sultanate spokesman
Abraham J. Idjirani.
When the Brunei leader returned, Malaysian Foreign Minister (Datuk)
Anifah Aman was invited for a meeting in the Muslim kingdom, said
Idjirani, in a report published in the Manila Bulletin last week.
But when Anifah returned to Malaysia, he announced in a press
conference that Malaysia will not accept a third party to solve the
In our previous report, The Borneo Insider did remark that there were
instances last year in a Facebook conversation between a Kiram and an
ally that they were waiting a signal from the US elite forces before
embarking on the Lahad Datu intrusion.
Similarly, in a later report, the Borneo Insider did say that a
superpower could be behind the Kirams, as it is common knowledge that
the Kiram could not possibly have financed the intrusion on their own,
but again, we cannot confirm this.