Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Umno arrogance and 'big brother' attitude
"Since the formation of Malaysia, Sabah have been treated as the small brother that can be bullied by the big brother from peninsula. These are leaders from both camps whether in the government or opposition," he said.
Majimbun who is also Sepanggar MP said even the British felt that Sabahans or at that time North Borneans would not have autonomy without the "big brothers".
"When Usno government tried to ignore the grip of the big brothers, they planted Sabahan leaders to topple the State government. While the same thing happened before that when the big brother claimed to have promoted a Sabahan as High Commissioner to Australia.
"In 1985 when Sabah voted for change, initially the Federal government even refused to acknowledge the people's mandate. It was also fused by riot incident supported by illegal immigrants.
"The State government was treated with hardship, administratively and financially as well as one-way communication," he said.
Majimbun said only the selected minority was given privilege but the majority were far from the treatment as that of their fellow Malaysian from peninsula.
"After 47 years, the difference and gap between the East and West Malaysia is very glaring … can Sabahans and Malaysians deny and ignore this?" he asked.
Majimbun said it was not Sabah who surrender the Immigration power because the matter have been studied the pros and cons thoroughly by the state's fore leaders prior to the formation of Malaysia.
"But due to sweet convincing talk by the big brother which is akin to the those big brothers refusing to be convinced and have little faith on Sabah leaders," he said.