Imagine that we the Bangsamoro people were given the chance to a referendum whether to remain with the Philippines or join Malaysia?
This maybe farfetched but bear with me please as I blog using my phone.
1. Majority of Crimean are of Russian ethnicity. The Bangsamoro are culturally the same with the Malaysians.
2. Close historical ties between Russis-Crimea and Bangsamoro-Malaysia.
3. Bangsamoro and Malaysians are natural allies.
4. Malaysia and Brunei are unique in south east Asia as oil producing countries. The Sulu sea is reportedly already producing oil.
We were indeed natural allies and Malaysia had helped us much in our struggle. We were as such until the Abu Sayyaf raided the Sipadan Island,and the Sulu sultan troops attacked Sabah.
The Philippine government knew this that is why they staged the operation Merdeka where the Tausug recruited were supposed to attack Malaysia. But it backfired ending with the Jabiddah massacre.
Malaysia sending troops to occupy Bangsamoro while we vote to our independence thru referendum might sound outrageous bordering on fantasy, it is a worthwhile thought that brings smile to my face.
If Malaysia were to annex us, the oil from our seas will add to the wealth of their Petronas towers.
Bangsamoro, between Philippines and Malaysia, what would you choose?