Sabah is Sabah, not Sarawak


Tradition: The Bornean states bring much cultural colour to Malaysia as well as the best example of unity in diversity. Sarawakians, seen here preparing for the Niti Daun Gawai parade, have a phrase to express that: ‘Sama dirik pok’, meaning ‘we are all one’. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

FOR geographically-challenged Malaysians from the peninsula, I’m a Sarawakian even though I’ve told them before I’m a Sabahan. The opposite happens to my BFF, a Bidayuh from Sarawak. The geographically- challenged orang Malaya thinks she’s Sabahan.

Somehow, ignorant Malaysians think Sabah is Sarawak and Sarawak is Sabah. The graphic artist who mislabelled Sabah and Sarawak at the launch of a car manufacturer’s electric vehicle (EV) brand must have thought the same.

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