Sarawak’s rights appear only as state election fodder

Salhan K. Ahmad

Sarawak’s natives do not enjoy permanent native customary rights, a sore point among many in the state. – AFP pic, May 20, 2019.

HO Chi Hin’s metalwork shop on the banks of Sg Sarawak is in its 170th year and has seen governments rise and fall since the days of the White Rajah.

Ho’s grandfather, who opened the shop in 1847, witnessed the takeover of the White Rajah’s administration by the British. His father also witnessed the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

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