Discrimination and Disfranchising Sabah – The Cabotage Policy


27 years of Discrimination and Disfranchising Sabah

The role of the Malaysian Cabotage Policy

Introduction

Overview of the Cabotage Policy

The Cabotage Policy

The Effect of Cabotage Policy to Sabah Economy

Beneficiaries to the Cabotage Policy

Cabotage Policy and the BIMP EAGA

Circumventing the Cabotage Policy

Introduction

This is clearly shown in the ideas of the Barisan Nasional, where political power is welded by 3 major components United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), the Malaya (Malaysian) Indian Congress (MIC) and the Malaya (Malaysian) Chinese Association (MCA).  The role of other members of the Barisan National components is irrelevant; they are practically impotent their presence as members is just to legitimize decisions made by the big 3.

Changes are sweeping across the political and economic landscape in Malaysia especially after the political Tsunami of 2008 and the uncertainty and volatility of global economic scenarios.  Both the MIC and MCA are racked by institutional breakdowns, and UMNO is also facing a crisis of confidence.  The political power of the Big 3 is finally in disarray and the leaders are powerless to give order into these chaos.

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BN in Disarray, leadership impotent


Barisan National institution which was build based on consensus and compromises are breaking down due to greed and  power.  The President of Barisan can only look helplessly.  As the saying goes the father build, the prodigal son will sell it off.  The Pakatan is based on a similar model and it is heading the same direction.  It appears politics is no more the bastion for stability, to survive its everyman for himself.

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