31 Jul '14, 11pm

Straw poll gives peek into restive feeling in Sabah, Sarawak: BY SHERIDAN MAHAVERA AND DESMOND DAVIDSON The Ma...

BY SHERIDAN MAHAVERA AND DESMOND DAVIDSON The Malaysian Insider 1 August 2014 A straw poll has confirmed a trend that Sabah and Sarawak folk are becoming more restive, with many urban Sarawakians even talking openly about leaving the federation. The straw poll of 100 revealed that 72% of Sarawak folk felt that leaving the federation was the best option, with only 14% in Sabah agreeing. The straw poll also revealed that 43% of them believed that the best way for Sabah and Sarawak to solve their problems was to leave Malaysia and go at it alone. Secession is considered treason under Malaysian law. The poll indicates that deep feelings of mistrust and disenchantment still exist between the peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak half a century after the federation was formed on September 16, 1963. Results of The Malaysian Insider’s straw poll are similar to previous online surv...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2014/08/01/straw-poll-gives-p...

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