Posted: 10 Jul 2013 02:35 PM PDT
Sandakan's former MP speaks of the town's rich past and laments the present.
Cyril Lim, FMT
The presence of a huge number of Filipino illegal immigrants in Sandakan has inspired opposition leaders to give the nickname "Little Philippines" to Sabah's second largest city.
According to statistics obtained from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) hearings on illegal immigrants in Sabah, there are 172,000 illegal immigrants in Sandakan. This figure represents 38% of the Sandakan population.
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