Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram
|Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram|
28 August 1966 |
Jolo, Sulu, Philippines
|Regnal name claimed||Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu|
|Title(s)||Sultan of Sulu|
|Throne(s) claimed||Royal Sultanate of Sulu|
|Pretend from||16 February 1986 – present|
|Last monarch||Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram|
|Royal House||Royal House of Kiram|
|Father||Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram|
|Mother||Pangyan Farida Tan Kiram|
|Spouse||Mellany S. Kiram|
|Children||Maharaja Adinda Moh. Ehsn S. Kiram
Datu Nizamuddin S. Kiram
Dayang-Dayang Rahela S. Kiram
Datu Jihad S. Kiram
Datu Mujahid S. Kiram
Dayang-Dayang Redha S. Kiram
Datu Mahakuttah S. Kiram
|Predecessor||Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram|
|Sovereign rights over Sulu were transferred in 1851; Sovereign rights over North Borneo were transferred in 1962; The abolition of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu in 1936 did not abolish the Sultan nor his line of succession. In 1962 Philippine Government again officially recognised the continued existence of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu.|
Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram (born 28 August 1966) is the eldest son of Sulu Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram (reigned 1974–1986) He is the current head of the Royal House of Sulu since 16 February 1986. By virtue of his filial relationship with the late Sultan, he is one of the claimants to the throne of the Sultanate of Sulu.
Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram was born on 28 August 1966 on the island of Jolo in present day Philippines, the eldest son of Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram, 34th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo and his first wife Dayang-Dayang Farida Tan-Kiram.
Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram studied at Universidad de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City where he got his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Between 1995 and 1996, he continued his higher studies in Islam in Lahore, Pakistan. Currently, he is also involved as a local civic leader on the island and Sulu in general, regularly meeting with the local population.
He is married to Ampun Babai Mellany S Kiram and has seven children:
- Maharaja Adinda Moh. Ehsn S. Kiram
- Datu Nizamuddin S. Kiram
- Dayang-Dayang Rahela S. Kiram
- Datu Jihad S. Kiram
- Datu Mujahid S. Kiram
- Dayang-Dayang Redha S. Kiram
- Datu Mahakuttah S. Kiram
Datu Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram was crowned as Raja Muda of Sulu on 24 May 1974 beside his father in Sulu, under Memo Order 427, which was issued by His Excellency President Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines. Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram was the last recognised Raja Muda and is now Sultan of Sulu by Philippine government. Whereas, Memo Order 427 states that "The Government has always recognised the Sultanate of Sulu as the legitimate claimant to the historical territories of the Republic of Philippines". On 15 August 1974 Sultan Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram submitted the organisational structure of the Sultanate of Sulu to the President of Philippines. The above named structure stated that Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram is the Raja Muda of Sulu.
The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl
The Sultan awards the Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl, established in 2011.
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Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram has been recognized by a number of Royal Houses and received
- Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Drum of Rwanda
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Georgia
- Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam of Vietnam
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Ethiopian Lion
- Royal Order of the Engabu of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara (in Uganda)
Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram is the grandson of the 33rd Sultan of Sulu, Moh. Esmail E. Kiram (1950–1973). Sultan Muwallil Wasit II (1936) was his great grandfather and Sultan Jamalul Kiram II (1893–1936) was his great granduncle.
|Ancestors of Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram|
Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram's patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son.
2013 Lahad Datu standoff
Ampun Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram clearly and emphatically decried these actions led by Jamalul Kiram III and false pretenders to the throne in a press release and on a Malaysiakini TV interview.
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- "Royal Members of the Real Colégio Nobiliárquico". Real Colégio Nobiliárquico. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- Heraldic privileges of the Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl. IDTG. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
- "Line of succession of the Sultans of Sulu of the Modern Era". Retrieved 2013-02-26.
- La Casa Real de Sulu. Salón del Trono. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
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- "Distinguished Members of the ORDER OF THE EAGLE OF GEORGIA AND THE SEAMLESS TUNIC OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Royal House of Georgia)". Royal House of Georgia. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
- "Members of the of The Order of the Engabu". ARKBK CLBG Official Website. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
- "Statement from Ampun Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, 35th Sultan of Sulu". Retrieved 2013-02-21.
- "Multiple Sultans of Sulu making claims for Sabah". Retrieved 2013-02-21.
Muedzul Lail Tan KiramBorn: August 28 1966
|Titles in pretence|
Moh. Mahakuttah A. Kiram
|— TITULAR —
Sultan of Sulu
16 February 1986 –
Reason for succession failure:
Sultanate abolished in 1917
Moh. Ehsn S. Kiram