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Sabah from the ground: The 2020 election and the politics of survival


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It has been a few months now since the 2020 Sabah election. Few would deny that it was an exciting, heartbreaking and thrilling affair. The whole country was paying attention.

But many in the Peninsula see things through the lens of national politics, ie what does it mean for Pakatan Harapan, what does it mean for Barisan Nasional, etc. But what was the Sabah election about for Sabahans themselves?

BFM speaks to Bridget Welsh, Vilashini Somiah and Benjamin Loh, authors of the recently published Sabah From the Ground: The 2020 Elections & the Politics of Survival, to discuss the complexities and nuances of Sabah’s political landscape.

Produced and presented by: Dashran Yohan

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
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  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
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  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
21 May 2021 7.52am

I will revisit the speakers opinions at a different time – the fact of the matter is the defeat of the PH + is still raw.
It matters not now – Shafie Apdal is part of the opposition and Mahaiddin can trumpet that he has Sabah’s CM in his cup!!

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