SAbah was clearly colonised by Great Britain and UK admits it, while
SAbah is also clearly colonised by Malaya, despite denials by Malayan
officials and their servants in Sabah.
Sabahans don't really care whether we are colonised or not, since we
are used to it. What matters is if the colonial masters are fair or
compassionate or not. Clear the British are much better than Malaya.
FActs show it clearly in all former British colonies despite the
propaganda uttered by the later colonial masters using locality as an
excuse to plunder citizens.
When you want to compare, you must compare apples with apples, oranges
with oranges. In the case of development, you must compare the same
time and take into account the number of people residing at that time.
A good indicator of wealth is car.
Now BN likes to lie about the fact that Sabah has more cars now than
under the British, to show that Sabah is now more wealthy under
Malaya. What they fail to tell you is that, based on facts and figures
from all the world bodies and Sabah Government's EPU(Economic Planning
Unit), the number of cars per population is the worst in Malaysia, and
if you compare with the rest of the world, among the worst. After all,
Malaysia does not have the highest car ownership in the world.
What it means that even the poorest nations on earth, have more cars
per population than even Sabah. Watching documentaries and news clips
will clearly show the cars roaming the streets of the poorest nations
Under the British, just after the wars, there are a few cars in Sabah,
much less than now, but many other nations, don't even have cars at
all. You may argue that UK has more cars than Sabah in those days, but
if you take into account the much lower population of Sabah, Sabah is
almost the same level in car ownership as UK, which makes Sabah among
the richest in the whole world.
The railway is even clear. There is not a single increase in railway
track under Malaya. Under the British, it was from zero, to hundreds
of kilometers, which is at an infinite rate. Many regions still do not
have any railway, e.g. Sarawak, even now.
Sabah also has the most advanced communication system in the world,
much better than Malaya. It was at par with Singapore but since Sabah
has much less population, it makes Sabah, the best equipped in the
You may argue that it was used to ease the job of colonising Sabah,
but who cares. At least Sabahans also benefit, unlike the current
exploitation by the Malayan colonialists.
Our oil and gas is exploited without any benefit for Sabahans at all.
Not even jobs. While the British will recruit Sabahans and even train
them if they are not well trained yet, unlike the Malayans who give
excuses that Sabahans are not qualified for any job on offer.
Any qualified Sabahans will be transfered to Malaya under the so
called integration. It is more like suppressions. Just imagine UK
sending Sabahan workers to work in UK. The British didn't do this, but
Under the British, jobs are plenty. It was Sabahans who don't want to
work. Under Malaya, Sabahans had to go out of Sabah to work, while
Malayans, who call themselves Malaysians, take the posts in Sabah, as
well as foreigners, giving excuses that Sabahans are lazy and stupid,
the usual excuses.
The British never call Sabahans lazy and stupid, and will train
Sabahans to handle even the most demanding tasks, just as piloting
ships. My father and many of my relatives are proofs of this.
Under Malaya, Sabahans, can't even get jobs as Police Constables, let
alone teachers. Just look at the policemen and teachers in Sabah, and
find out how many are locals. The Malayan workers outnumber Sabahans
by significant margins, whereas you hardly find British teachers in
Sabah under the British.
Of course you can find exceptions, but these are just excuses and it
was a hard fight for Sabahans to get jobs in Sabah, and you have to
make lots of sacrifices.
I just pity the life of my children. All our children must be prepared
to work overseas. You just can't find jobs in Sabah. Or as what my
brothers had done, get jobs in Malaya while waiting for openings in
Sabah. This had been going on since 30 years ago, and it should get