Sabah faces problem of undocumented migrants

Squatters nestled between new developments are a common sight in Kota Kinabalu, where locals complain that illicit migrants are squeezing them out of the market.
Squatters nestled between new developments are a common sight in Kota Kinabalu, where locals complain that illicit migrants are squeezing them out of the market.ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH

KOTA KINABALU - In 1970, Sabah's population of 636,431 people accounted for 6.1 per cent of Malaysia's 10.4 million.

By 2010, the proportion had nearly doubled to 11.3 per cent, with the state's population nearly quintupling in that time to 3.1 million.

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