Filipino Muslim migrant Atan sits in her house on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu

 
Filipino Muslim migrant Atan sits in her house on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu
Filipino Muslim migrant Hapidah Atan, 25, who received her Malaysian identity card in 2009, sits in her house on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu September 18, 2012. With a general election due within seven months, the 13-party ruling Barisan Nasional coalition is banking on Sabah and neighbouring Sarawak state on Borneo island to prolong its 55-year grip on power. Residents of Sabah complain about competition from Filipino and Indonesian migrants for jobs in the oil and gas-rich region, whose revenues are mostly channelled to the federal government and where one in five people lives on less than $1 a day. Picture taken September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad