Seek negotiated settlement on Sulu claims, Ramasamy urges

IT will be wiser and prudent for the Malaysian government to seek a settlement with the purported heirs of the Sulu sultanate than continuing to fight a protracted and expensive legal battle, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said today.

The former academic, who is an expert on political science and international relations, said as it stands, the open legal confrontation between Malaysia and the Sulu heirs looks set to continue in the arbitration courts in different parts of Europe.