East Malaysia Strays from the Capital

Oil revenues, exploitation, other problems alienate Sabah and Sarawak

By: Murray Hunter

Recently, 12 NGOs from the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak brought up a promise made in 1963 at the formation of the long-defunct Federation of Malay States that they should have a third of the country’s total federal parliamentary seats under Article 46 of the Malaysian Constitution on seat allocation.

That is unlikely to hap…

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