Malaysia’s Sarexit Nightmare

Could there be a Sarexit movement in store for the East Malaysia states of Sabah and Sarawak? The movement is in its infancy, its current support base composed of urban non-Muslim professional and business people, numbering in the hundreds. Although many more are sympathetic, they are apprehensive about the cause. The movement hasn’t reached the rural areas and longhouses yet, as most there are still politically immature and rely on their children to advise them about political matters. In contrast, the Sabah secession rhetoric has been going on for years by a small group of professionals and politicians, and although it has many sympathisers hasn’t grown into a popular movement because of fear.

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