People jog in a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The heirs of a 19th century sultan are seeking to seize Malaysian government assets around the world.  File photo: AFP
People jog in a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The heirs of a 19th century sultan are seeking to seize Malaysian government assets around the world. File photo: AFP
Malaysia

Malaysian assets at risk globally as Philippine heirs of sultan claim US$15 billion award

  • Heirs said to be successors to Sultan of Sulu, who entered a colonial deal in 1878 with a British trading company to exploit resources in his territory
  • Lawyers say many Malaysian government-owned assets in 169 nations are eligible in order to enforce payment to heirs, who are Philippine nationals

People jog in a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The heirs of a 19th century sultan are seeking to seize Malaysian government assets around the world.  File photo: AFP
People jog in a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The heirs of a 19th century sultan are seeking to seize Malaysian government assets around the world. File photo: AFP
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