OFWs, Overseas Filipino Workers in Malaysia, Pinoys abroad, Filipinos working overseas, mga pinoy sa ibang bansa community As Sabah is very close to the Philippines, many Filipino residents and illegal immigrants live and work there. Filipinos make up about 30% of the entire population of Sabah and they enumerate up to 900,000. Many Filipinos in Malaysia come to work in construction industries, fisheries, and other labor intensive sectors in hopes of a better living. Most live in stilt slums scattered behind cities or on offshore islands. The Philippine government also has promised to establish a consulate to provide any necessary help to its nationals. Historically, The Philippines has a dormant but legal claim on the territory. Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, No. 1 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng 50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Telephone: (+60) 3 2148 4233 / 4654 or (+60) 3 2148 9989 E-mail: or source: embassy