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Friday, December 2, 2022

The Philippines are claiming Mount Kinabalu as part of their land again!

Social NewsThe Philippines are claiming Mount Kinabalu as part of their land again!

Everyone knows that Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain of Malaysia. It is located in Sabah and is home to an estimated 6,000 species of plants and several species of fauna.

Recently, Asean Skyline had brought it to Facebook that Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Philippines. They’ve even got a photo of a hiker waving the Philippines flag at the hills of Mount Kinabalu, and some other photos featuring the beautiful scenery of the hills around Mount Kinabalu.

https://www.facebook.com/ASEANSkyline2020/posts/5126058657465803

As a Malaysian, we’ve all know that Sabah had been part of Malaysia since 16 September 1963 after claiming independence from the British. However, the Philippines still maintains a territorial claim over eastern Sabah based on an agreement signed in 1878 between the Sultan of Sulu and the North Borneo Chartered Company.

Despite the efforts, Malaysia deems that the agreement signed in 1878 is deemed of little importance and the residents of Sabah had exercised their right to self-determination when they joined to form the Malaysian federation in 1963.

Netizen’s comments

Netizens had furiously defended that Sabah is part of Malaysia and we are proud to have Sabah within Malaysia. Some commented that this kind of claims can hurt the unity among ASEAN countries and the diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Philippines.

Most netizens were furious about the admins of the Page and said that they were being irresponsible for not checking the facts before making the post.

Malaysians, what do you think about this?

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