An aerial view of a Malaysian beach in Kudat, Sabah. Photo: Shutterstock An aerial view of a Malaysian beach in Kudat, Sabah. Photo: Shutterstock
An aerial view of a Malaysian beach in Kudat, Sabah. Photo: Shutterstock
James Chin
Opinion

Opinion

James Chin

East Malaysia: why some people in Sabah, Sarawak are calling for secession

  • Some believe the federation has not delivered on two key promises made in 1962 – high levels of autonomy and economic development
  • There is also clear evidence that British powers had influenced the local leaders to agree to the formation of Malaysia

An aerial view of a Malaysian beach in Kudat, Sabah. Photo: Shutterstock An aerial view of a Malaysian beach in Kudat, Sabah. Photo: Shutterstock
An aerial view of a Malaysian beach in Kudat, Sabah. Photo: Shutterstock
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