Datuk Seri Panglima Bongkos Malakun, the Deputy President of KDCA said, “The term ‘Kadazandusun’ is not an indigenous ethnic race per se in Sabah.” “We should either be Kadazan or Dusun depending on one’s own preference. We should respect those who wish to be known as Dusun just as we expect others to respect our preference to be known as Kadazan,” Malakun added.

Since race is a sensitive issue we, the Kadazan and Dusun peoples, should debate on this matter to seriously defend our respective races, while the term ‘Kadazandusun’ should only be used as a tag line to identify both the Kadazans and Dusuns as a group of people.

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