Parliament to discuss rebranding Sabah, Sarawak to mainland Malaysia

Wilfred Madius Tangau is expected to ask the prime minister if the government intends to rebrand East Malaysia as the mainland, given its size compared to the peninsula. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 1, 2021.

THE question of whether the government intends to rebrand Sabah and Sarawak as mainland Malaysia, given that its area covers more than 198,000sqkm, or 60% of the nation’s land mass, is expected to be discussed during the question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat today.

According to the Order Paper, the matter will be raised by Wilfred Madius Tangau (Tuaran-PH) to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the former further pointing out that Peninsular Malaysia only totalled 132,000sqkm or 40% of Malaysia’s territory.

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