Sabah state elections, 1985: Sore, devious losers

Posted by Anil Netto on 24 January 2013 Add comments

What happens when unscrupulous politicians are unable to accept the people’s verdict in an election?

This revealing video documentary by Nadira Ilana illustrates how dirty tactics were used in the aftermath of the 1985 state election in Sabah to destabilise the fledgling PBS state government.

Who exactly were those “rioters”?

Who were the hidden hands in Sabah – and KL?
The film also touches on the roots of the influx of immigrants into Sabah – which is now such a contentious issue.Another example of top-class investigative journalism, this documentary was one of the three award winners at the 2012 Freedom Film Festival organised by Komas. Nadira is a writer-filmmaker from Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia.Thanks to blog reader Justin Hee for the link.

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