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Assistant Minister Proves Shafie Apdal Wrong Over Statistics On Sabah Revenue

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  KOTA KINABALU – A Sabah assistant minister has questioned the statistics quoted by Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal on the revenue of the state, saying that the latter had quoted inaccurate figures. Datuk Ramlee Marahaban (pic), assistant minister of finance, said Mohd Shafie was incorrect when he said the revenue…

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Sabah Ahead In Corruption-Free Oath

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah is the first state which has completed the corruption-free oath and signing the Corruption Free Pledge (CFP) programme, an initiative which was introduced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to check corruption and abuse among government agencies and government-linked companies (GLC). Sabah MACC deputy director (Operations) Hasbilah Mohamad Salleh said 92…

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Sabahans Warned Against Opposition Propaganda

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  SANDAKAN: Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has reminded the people in Sabah including members of Umno and Barisan Nasional component parties not to be influenced by opposition parties. According to him, opposition parties were not only troubled by issues, their leaders were also plagued by personal problems. He said opposition parties would…

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Sabah To Have Another MRSM By 2021 In Ranau

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RANAU – Sabah will have a fourth Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) by 2021 when the educational institution to be built in Ranau is ready. The construction of the RM135 million Ranau MRSM on a 26,000 sq metre site is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018 and can accomodate 450 people at…

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Sabah Considering Reward For Wildlife Offence Whistleblowers

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  KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah state government is considering to reward individuals who provide information, along with evidence, on killings or criminal activities involving wildlife to the authorities. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the move would hopefully increase awareness and sense of responsibility of the local communities in the…

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Sabah, Sarawak Use 25% Of SKR1M Capacity

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KOTA KINABALU- About 25 percent of the capacity of the 1Malaysia People’s Cable System (SKR1M) has been used by broadband users in Sabah and Sarawak since last June. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie said the 3,800km submarine cable has a capacity of up to four terabytes (TB) per…

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Rights Of Sabah, Sarawak Will Be Preserved In Federation Of Malaysia

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  KOTA KINABALU – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given the assurance that the rights of Sabah and Sarawak will continue to be preserved in the Federation of Malaysia besides ensuring that the wellbeing of the people of the two states will be appropriately looked after. He said a special committee to…

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PBS All Set To Recapture Tamparuli – Ongkili

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  TAMPARULI – Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is confident of recapturing the Tamparuli state seat in the coming 14th general election with better strategy and good rapport with the Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, said its acting President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. “Realising our weaknesses in the last election, I believe we need to…

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Never Failed To Bring Development To Sabah, S’wak

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KOTA BELUD – The federal government has never failed to bring development to Sabah and Sarawak since the formation of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963, said Communications and Multimedia Minister atuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said Sabah and Sarawak had the same privileges as enjoyed by other states in Peninsular Malaysia. “This is…

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Floods Wash Away Bridge, Force Evacuation Of 37 In Sabah

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  KOTA KINABALU – Incessant rain since midday yesterday caused floods in the Kota Belud district that forced a suspension bridge to be washed away and 37 villagers to be evacuated. Sabah Civil Defence Force director Col Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said in a statement today that the missing bridge had been in Kampung Botung Narinang.…

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Philippines’ Claim On Sabah Should Not Be Used As Subject Of Gutter Politics

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  KUALA LUMPUR Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman today cautioned Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) to not raise the issue of the Philippines’ claim over Sabah as the subject to serve its own “gutter politics”. Anifah who is also the Kimanis Member of Parliament (MP) said the accusation by the party’s secretarary-general Loretta Padua Jr…

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Sabah Umno Leaders Reminded To Always Be Sincere In Struggle

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  KOTA BELUD – Sabah UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Musa Aman has reminded party leaders in the state to always be sincere in their struggles to further strengthen the party. Musa, who is also chief minister, said this was important because a struggle without sincerity was wrong and would only weaken the party.…

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4,953 TB Cases Detected In Sabah Last Year

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SANDAKAN – Sabah recorded 4,953 tuberculosis cases last year, an increase of 489 cases compared to 4,464 in 2015. State Health director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said various countermeasures had been taken but the number of TB cases was still on the rise in Sabah. “The support of all quarters is needed to tackle the…

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PM Wants Sabah UMNO To Continue Caring For People’s Welfare

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KOTA KINABALU – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has advised Sabah UMNO members to continue to work for the welfare of the people. Wanita UMNO Exco member Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said the UMNO president urged members to go to the ground to solve the people’s problems. “This advice by Datuk Seri…

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Selva Kumar Barred From Entering Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU: Convicted Malaysian serial rapist Selva Kumar Subbiah will be barred from entering Sabah, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said Tuesday. Describing Selva Kumar as a “high risk individual,” Musa said that the state decided to declare him persona non grata as he could pose a danger to the public, especially women and…

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Sabah CM Calls For Maintenance Of Goodwill And Solidarity

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SANDAKAN – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman today called on the people to maintain the spirit of goodwill, solidarity and cooperation in the multi-racial society. He said it was everyone’s responsibility to maintain harmony and racial unity. The benefits would be enjoyed by all members of society in the form of political stability,…

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Three Claim Trial In Sabah ‘Watergate’ Corruption Case

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KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Water Department director Awang Mohd Tahir, 54, has been charged with 12 counts of money laundering involving a total of RM56.9mil at the Sessions Court here. His wife Fauziah Piut, 51, was slapped with 19 similar charges involving a total of RM56.9mil. Awang’s former deputy and suspended Sabah finance ministry advisor…

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Cops Confirm Identity Of Kidnap Leader Killed In Semporna Gunfight

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KOTA KINABALU: The police have confirmed that the notorious kidnap leader shot dead in a gunfight in Semporna was Abraham @ Ibrahim, who was linked to several kidnappings in Sabah’s east coast. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said police had rechecked the identity of the dead suspect and are now looking deeper into…

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Najib: Security In Esszone A Priority

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AHAD DATU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has given his assurance that the Government will continue to accord high priority to security in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone). To this end, he said efforts and commitment have borne fruit with the latest being the case in which security forces killed three…

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Three Abductors Shot Dead, Two Arrested Off Sabah

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SEMPORNA – Security forces shot dead three of seven abductors believed to be from southern Philippines in a shootout in Pulau Gaya waters off Semporna last night. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said the security forces arrested two of the other four abductors and freed one of two captives, both skippers of fishing…

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You Are Asking The Wrong Person, UPKO

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The recent statement by the Secretary General of UPKO, Donald Mojuntin urging the President of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), Shafie Apdal to state his stand on the proposal for the reissuance of the identity cards in the State as a mean to resolve the problem of illegal immigrants in possesion of the documents potrays the…

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Sabah Suluks regret Misuari’s Allegation Of Malaysian Leader’s Involvement In Sipadan Kidnapping

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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Suluk Solidarity Council (SSSC) regrets the allegation by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari (pic) that a Malaysian leader was involved in a kidnapping in Sipadan, Semporna in 2000. Its secretary Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto said it was a very serious allegation and should not be taken lightly as…

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Sabah Water Dept Deputy Director, Two Others Out On Bail

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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Water Department deputy director Teo Chee Kong, his “Datuk” brother and his brother’s accountant were released Monday following their remands over a corruption probe. Teo and his brother were released on a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail of RM100,000 with two sureties while the accountant was released on a RM10,000 bail. MACC…

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Shafie Apdal Leads New Parti Warisan Sabah

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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s new party will be called Parti Warisan Sabah, or Parti Warisan in short. The Semporna MP and former Umno vice president said the Registrar of Societies (RoS) here has approved the Sabah-based party’s name change, from Parti Pembangunan Warisan Sabah. Mohd Shafie will lead the party as president and…

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Biodiversity Uniqueness Makes Sabah Popular Tourist Destination

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KUNDASANG – The uniqueness of Sabah’s biodiveristy has made the state a popular destination among domestic and foreign tourists, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun. He said most tourists visiting the state like to see and experience for themselves the uniqueness of the biodiversity such as in the Danum Valley,…

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Key Leaders Quitting Shows Failure Of Sabah PKR, DAP

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The departure of several key leaders from PKR and DAP in Sabah proves the failure of the political opposition to serve as alternative parties in the state, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said it also showed that these leaders were no longer confident of…

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Sabah UMNO, BN Capable Of Facing New Party – Ahmad Zahid

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From Abdul Muin Majid NEW YORK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is confident that Sabah UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman will remain strong and are able to counter any attacks from the opposition. He said this in response to reports that…

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Sabah UMNO, BN Capable Of Facing New Party – Ahmad Zahid

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  NEW YORK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is confident that Sabah UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman will remain strong and are able to counter any attacks from the opposition. He said this in response to reports that former UMNO…

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Penampang MP Confirms Quitting PKR To Join Shafie’s Party

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KOTA KINABALU: Penampang MP Darell Leiking has quit PKR to join former Umno vice-president Datuk Shafie Apdal’s new Sabah-based party. “I have left PKR recently. I did not announce it. I am not like others to make a big announcement,” Leiking told The Star. “I have spoken to PKR president (Datuk Seri Dr) Wan Azizah…

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PM: Sabah Is Top Priority

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KUDAT: Sabah’s sovereignty and security will always be top priority to ensure the state’s economic and physical development. “If I meet (Philippines President Rodrigo) Duterte, I will defend Sabah’s sovereignty,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the joint opening of four Sabah Umno divisions in north Tuaran (led by Datuk Seri Hajiji…

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