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US Hopes More Sabahans Sign Up For Its Student Exchange Programmes

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KOTA KINABALU- The United States hopes that more Sabahans will sign up for its student exchange programmes. US Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Lakhdhir (pic), said although relations and collaboration between Malaysia and the US were considerably strong, she would still like to see greater engagement between both countries. “For instance, we want to encourage more…

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No Action Against Tourists Dancing In Front Of City Mosque For Now – Sabah Tourism Assistant Minister

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KOTA KINABALU- The state Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry has located and identified the tour operator and the two foreign tourists involved in dancing sexily outside the City Mosque here, but no action will be taken against them. Assistant Minister Assaffal Alian, who echoed the statement by Minister Christina Liew, said yesterday the perpetrators were…

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Holding Two Posts Can Be Positive, Says Shafie

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) assures the people that holding two posts, including being the Finance Minister, will only bring positive developments. He said he understood the concerns of the people, looking at previous records of the former chief minister (Tan Sri Musa Aman), but things are about to…

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Sabah CM Pays Courtesy Call On Brunei Sultan

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal paid a courtesy call on the Sultan of Brunei in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. Shafie visited Brunei on Thursday (June 21) and was granted an audience with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the Istana Nurul Iman. Accompanying Shafie was his wife, Datin Seri…

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Sabah Assembly Sitting Proceeds Without Sabah Umno, PBS, PBRS And Star Reps

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KOTA KINABALU- The Special Sabah State Legislative Assembly Sitting convenes without members of the opposition that announced its decision to boycott the proceedings last night. Present were 43 assemblymen from Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) , Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) , Democratic Action Party (DAP) and United Pasok Momogun Kadazandusun Murut association (Upko) as well as…

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Liew Becomes First Female Chinese Deputy Chief Minister

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah’s first Chinese female Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew is set to become a political dynamo. Under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s Cabinet, Liew is the first Chinese woman to hold the post, and the second woman after a 24-year vacuum since former Parti Bersatu Sabah’s Datuk Ariah Tengku Ahmad stepped…

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Council Of Eminent Persons Forms Committee On Institutional Reforms

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KUALA LUMPUR-The Council of Eminent Persons today announced the formation of a five-member Committee on Institutional Reforms. It said in a statement that the members of the committee are retired judge of the Court of Appeal, Datuk KC Vohrah; retired judge of the Court of Appeal and Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai; president of…

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Improvement For Sabah Weather & Earthquake Operations Centre

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Sabah Weather and Earthquake Operations Centre is now capable of detecting earthquakes with a magnitude of as low as 1.0 on the Richter Scale after improvements were made in efforts to track down incidents of earthquake more efficiently. Science, Technology and Innovations Minister (MOSTI) Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said another…

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Sabah Govt Assures Continuous Political Stanbility In The State

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KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah government is committed to ensuring continuous political stability, economic development and social progress in the state, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman. He said efforts would also be made to ensure the people continuously benefit from programmes to improve their living standard , as well as maintain harmony and…

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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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