Bowing deer and snapping crocodiles


THERE is a type of Sabah politician who is described as a payau. Payau in Sabah refers to the sambar deer.

“Don’t underestimate X, makin dia menunduk, makin dia menanduk (the more he bows his head, the more he will headbutt),” a seasoned politician told me during a sake- inspired dinner in Kota Kinabalu last week.

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