Being Sabahan In Malaysia: When Media Shapes Identity

In response to a recent event reported in the media (“Anger over Sabahan subjected to chokehold”), our writer recounts her own personal experiences as a Sabahan living abroad in Semenanjung Malaysia around two decades ago. Have you ever felt similarly for being Sabahan in Malaysia? In a country divided by the South China Sea, do you think that media has played a role in distorting perceptions of what it is to be Sabahan?