Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Sabah/Sarawak issue (3)

Sabah has suffered much under Mustapaha, Fuad Stephen and Harris Salleh. They had treated the state as their own fiefdom helping themselves to the vast untapped natural resources available.
The current turmoil has much to do with how these past leaders had managed the state. I served in Kota Belud, Kudat and Bangi Island in the late 60s and early 70s and had seen the excesses of Tun Mustapha. His palatial bungalows in Kudat, Kota Belud and Kota Kinabalu stood out like a sore thump admist the slums of these Sabahan towns. Infamous Zakaria Darus of Port Klang pales in comparison.
You are right, Bean. There is no love lost. Sabahans (and Sarawakians) are wary of West Malaysians believing them to be the new colonists. Those days they would vent their frustration on us soldiers, especially members of the Malay regiments. That was then. It hasn’t changed much today.
PKR needs to find a way to overcome this negative perception. If and unless it is prepared to change, nothing much can come of its overtures however good they may sound or seen.
By Tok Cik on October 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Yep, remember the days that “West Malaysians” were welcomed only if they were holding passports.
Heck, in my profession the only way i could ‘practice’ there was to marry a local lass and get a permit, biri-biri notwithstanding!
By Menyalak-er on October 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm

No matter how embarassing it may be for a Sabahan to admit , but the reality is , the quality of leadership Sabah had produced down the years and keeps on producing is leading the state towards it’s own destruction
By Danildaud on October 28, 2009 at 12:58 am

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