Residents of Pulau Gaya's water village who are mostly Filipino migrants gather outside their houses on the sea just outside Kota Kinabalu

 
Residents of Pulau Gaya
Residents of Pulau Gaya's water village, who are mostly Filipino migrants, gather outside their houses on the sea outside Kota Kinabalu September 17, 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 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad