These are very serious questions that the government must take immediate efforts to answer for our national security is currently at stake.
As Malaysians we remind the government that there shall be no negotiations with the armed intruders. Any armed presence by intruders into our territory or jurisdiction is an ‘act of war'.
It is imperative at this most pressing moment that the government must announce that the sultan of Sulu and his gunmen's are militants and are wanted criminals.
While the accusations may be serious it is legitimate and necessary.
We further urge that the government of Malaysia take drastic measures to severe all diplomatic ties if any with the sultan of Sulu and with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front with immediate effect.
It is absolutely silly and stupid for the sultan of Sulu to say "it wasn't an invasion but a homecoming".
The sultan has no legal or beneficial right to reassert ownership over Sabah any more.
It must be noted this unilateral inhumane and barbaric action violated the spirit of the original lease agreement and the Philippines must act with caution and not further deteriorate the good diplomatic relationship between the two sovereign states.
It is a misconception to say that we are not at war instead it is an intrusion.
A statement of that sort would purely compromise our position and the circumstances has warranted us to take aggressive and offensive steps and we Malaysians further demand that the government of Malaysia should extradite the self-proclaimed sultan of Sulu to stand trial in Malaysia for treason, invasion and murder.
R KENGADHARAN is a lawyer and ex-ISA detainee.