Emulate Borneo on respect and coexistence

Emmanuel Joseph

Peninsular Malaysian politicians should emulate the leadership of their Borneo counterparts as displayed in the ongoing Sabah elections. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 23, 2020.

SABAH’S state elections have once again placed it under the national limelight. From its politics, state economy, right through to even their culture and peculiarities. 

Some recurring themes that surface when discussing Sabah (and Sarawak) include that of autonomy, identity and mutual harmony, usually fiercer compared to other peninsular states. The underlying glue that binds this all together, is grounded in the Borneo state’s proud sense of respect. 

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