By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
ILIGAN City — Bangsamoro Transition Authority Minister Abdullah Macapaar, more known to many as Kumander Bravo of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, declared that they will use the full force of the Shariah Law to go after corrupt politicians in the new Bangsamoro Region.
The former warrior from Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte said that they will see to it that under the Shariah law politicians who steal the money of the people and pay the voters on election day will be beheaded.
He said this must be done in order that those elected to the Bangsamoro Parliament will be the true representatives of the people.
He said that the people in the Bangsamoro has been suffering from underdevelopment for a long time because government funds intended for progress and development are stolen by corrupt politicians.
He also informed that the MILF is prepared for decommissioning of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces in accordance with the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
He emphasized, however, that the loose firearms in the possession of politicians and civilians must be collected by the government because these could be used against the poor and innocent civilians.
He said that members of their Armed Forces who are 18 to 30 years old shall be sent back to school and those qualified shall be integrated with the Philippine National Police or the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
“I am not going to school anymore. I am already old,” he said with a smile that most reporters saw for the first time.
He said that he did all these things for his people.
“The government is now working for peace and Islam is peace. So, let us work on this together so that all of us Muslims and Christians can live in peace,” he said.