ooO ROYAL TRIBUTE HIGHLIGHTS Ooo
North Borneo (now Sabah) is the given tribute by the Brunei Sultanate to its kinship, the Sulu Sultanate, along with its royal assurance in preventing the said tribute being surrendered to foreign powers, as did Palawan by Sulu Sultan Shahb’Uddin in 1705.
The royal assurance of Brunei as by His Nakhodas: Sayyid Nakhoda Perkasa Angging (Brunei Maharaja in the Sulus-Maharaja Anddin) and brother Sayyid Nakhoda Sangkalang (Brunei envoy in North Borneo in protecting the latter from encroachments from the Dutch occupied Kalimantan).
Whereby, there was only one Maharaja title given to the Brunei family of Sayyid Nakhoda Perkasa Angging (Maharaja Anddin) the Maharaja in the Sulus. As a result, Sultans and Prince under this lineage, append; “Maharaja Adinda” to the beginning of their name, Maharaja Adinda Taup, the son of Maharaja Anddin – Sayyid Nakhoda Perkasa Angging, the latter grandson of Brunie’s very first Sultan, Sultan Mohamad Shah (Abu’bkr-Zein Ul-Abidin) thru “Amir-Alatas Uddin” Sultan Ahmad.
Maharaja Anddin (Nakhoda Angging) married to Sharifa Mahandun (niece of Brunei, Sultan Nassar-Uddin) of Karongdong –Daungdong or present Luuk, the latter’s nephew, Moh. Fad’lun, the 1842 Sulu Sultan in the reigning title of Sultan Pulalun, as popularly known.
Maharaja Adinda Taup, (Son of Maharaja Anddin) married to Millang the daughter of Datu Baud of Irian Jaya-Moluccas Islands, the latter gave to his daughter, His Islands, the islands of Baud or present day Sibaud, Tapaan, Manubol and adjoining islets as gifts to her and husband Maharaja Adinda Taup.
Sharif Imam Ul-Alam Arpa (son of Maharaja Adinda Taup) married to Liudayang (Tan Liu Yang) their children were the first to have availed from the literacy campaign:
Captain Sharif Moh. Salih Tan Arpa
Gov. Sharif Moh. Jadjurie Tan Arpa
Amb. Plenipotentiary Col. Habib Pullong “Pulalon” Tan Arpa
Col. Shaif Carpenter “Utong” Tan Arpa-I
Guan-Hio Arpa, Durol Arpa, and Fatima “Yaya” Arpa
Present day, Sultan of Sulu (and Mindanao as by Consanguinity) and North Borneo-Sabah is the son of Col. Sharif Carpenter Arpa-I:
H.R.H. Sultan Sharif Maulana Paduka Ahmad Carpenter Arpa V
Ibni Maharaja Adinda Taup Angging (Anddin) Zein Ul-Abidin
Al-Marhum Sultan Sharif Ul-Hashim Abu’bkr Mohamad Shah
A Siasi, Suluan who had been schooled at Ateneo University and later American Educated with the University of Arizona, Aberdeem Probing Ground-Maryland, and American Military Colleges.
Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah…