By VICTORIA BROWN
PETALING JAYA, September 20 — The self-styled Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II died at 6.20pm on Saturday.
Abraham Idjirani, the brother-in-law of Esmail, confirmed the death of the 76-year-old self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu.
It is believed that Esmail died of kidney failure in a hospital in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines.
Esmail’s son Datu Amir Bahar Husin Kiram is detained in Kota Kinabalu under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma).
Amir is facing trial for various offences including treason during the Tanduo attack in 2013.
There are several claimants to the Sulu throne.
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