Illustration: Craig Stephens

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III continues to fight for Sabah

When the Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels signed a framework peace agreement at the Philippine presidential palace last October, 75-year-old Jamalul Kiram III was invited to represent the Sultanate of Sulu in the southern Philippines. He comes from a once-wealthy ruling clan that traces its lineage back to the 15th century and what is now Malaysia's Sabah state.