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Sabah CM Calls For Indipendent, Objective Media

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants the media to be independent and objective when reporting the news. He said it was important for the media to focus on issues objectively as they could connect with the people and their needs. “I, for one, am ready to accept criticism. It…

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Musa Not In Position To Order Sabah AG To Intervene

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said Tan Sri Musa Aman was not in a position to direct the state’s Attorney-General to intervene in the Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas)’ legal application on right to country’s petroleum resources. He said Musa, who is also Sungai Sibuga assemblyman was no longer the…

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I Don’t Fear Repercussion Advising Najib Over 1MDB

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said he had no fear of losing his job in the Cabinet when advising former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to investigate the issue of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Mohd Shafie, who is also a former Rural and Regional Development Minister under…

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Sabahans Call For Shafie To Relinquish Finance Portfolio

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KOTA KINABALU – Newly-minted Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been urged to relinquish his state Finance portfolio in keeping with the election manifesto and campaign promises. An online petition urging the Parti Warisan Sabah president to appoint another person to hold the state Finance Minister post in the new government has…

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Let The Courts Decide On Writ Filed By Musa

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SEMPORNA – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has left it to the courts to decide on the writ of summons filed today by Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman against him and Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin. Mohd Shafie said the matter was not a problem and he would…

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Sabah Cabinet To Be Formed Soon – Shafie Apdal

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KOTA KINABALU – The new Sabah Cabinet will be formed soon, said new Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. Mohd Shafie, who assumed office today as the head of the state government, also gave the assurance that he would announce the Cabinet line-up soon. “Very soon. Whatever form, the announcement will come. Let it…

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Shafie Arrives At Workplace Amidst Tight Security

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KOTA KINABALU – Newly sworn in Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has arrived for his first day at work at the Sabah Administrative Centre (PPNS) here at 10.50am on Monday amidst tight security. The Parti Warisan Sabah president was welcomed by his supporters and party members, who had been waiting at the…

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Claim Sabah Rights Among Top Priority By Warisan Government

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KOTA KINABALU – Claiming Sabah’s rights under the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) are among the top priority by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan)-led state government, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal . Mohd Shafie, who is Warisan president, said that had been clearly stated in the party’s manifesto for the 14th general election…

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Sabahans Waited Long For Shafie To be Appointed CM

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KOTA KINABALU — Warisan vice-president and State Assemblyman (ADUN) for Sulabayan Datuk Jaujan Sambakong said the swearing-in ceremony for Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as Sabah Chief Minister tonight had long been awaited by the people of Sabah. “What the people had waited for has been fulfilled although there were many challenges faced previously, but…

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Warisan Does Not Recognise New Sabah Government

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KOTA KINABALU — Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) does not recognise the Sabah government that was formed last night as a legitimate government, its president, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said. This, he said, was because the formation of the new government, led by Barisan Nasional (BN) through its state BN chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman,…

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Shafie’s Warning Dashes Hopes Of A Sabah Opposition Coalition

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KOTA KINABALU – Hopes for local opposition parties to cobble together an electoral pact have dimmed further with Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal warning potential partners not to issue ultimatums. Shafie said Warisan was ready to discuss and negotiate with other parties on electoral seat sharing arrangements for the coming general…

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Shafie Apdal The Hypocrite, Not PBS – Mositun

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KOTA KINABALU – Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has lashed out at Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal for alleging the party’s leaders and those of other Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in Sabah were afraid to speak up for Christian rights while claiming that role for himself. “This is plain hypocrisy and political opportunism. Clearly, the Parti…

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Shafie Apdal Out On RM100,000 Bail

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  KOTA KINABALU – Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in the investigation into alleged embezzlement of rural development funds in Sabah, was released today after remanded for seven days. The former rural and regional development minister was released on bail of RM100,000 with two…

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Kota Kinabalu High Court Dismisses Shafie’s Remand Review Application

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KOTA KINABALU – The High Court here today rejected the application by former Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal for review of his remand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Justice Ismail Brahim made the decision after hearing submissions by Shafie’s counsel Hamid…

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Shafie Apdal’s 2 Former Aides Nabbed In RM1.5bil Graft Probe

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KOTA KINABALU – Two special officers of Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal were the latest to be arrested in the widening probe into the alleged skimming of RM1.5bil worth of federal projects in Sabah. The two – Zamri Maulan (Shafie’s former press secretary) and Izhar Idrus – have been remanded for…

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Shafie Apdal Arrested To Assist Probe Into Embezzlement Of Funds

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  KOTA KINABALU – Former Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday to assist investigations into the alleged embezzlement of funds for rural projects in Sabah, estimated at RM1.5 billion. Mohd Shafie, 60, was arrested at 9 pm after he came to the…

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Five-Day Remand Extension For Shafie Apdal’s Brother

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KOTA KINABALU – The remand on the younger brother of former Rural and Regional Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been extended for another five days from today to assist investigations into the alleged embezzlement of rural development funds estimated at RM1.5 billion. Magistrate Afiq Agoes made the decision after hearing an application by…

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Shafie: I Will Not Vote For PAS’ Hudud Bill

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Umno man Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal says that he will not vote for PAS’ hudud Bill if it is tabled this Parliament meeting. The Parti Warisan Sabah founder told reporters that his stand is the same as that of Sarawak. “Well we have to address the means and the requirements of…

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Parti Warisan Sabah Is New Name Of Shafie-Led Party

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PUTRAJAYA – Former UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today announced Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) as the name of the new party helmed by him, replacing Parti Pembangunan Warisan Sabah, established in 2013. Approval for the new name and logo of the party taken over on Sept 22, was obtained from the Registrar of…

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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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KJ: New Parties May Spring Up But Stay Loyal

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KOTA KINABALU: Umno Youth has a huge responsibility in ensuring that the support of youth do not waver in view of the formation of a new Opposition party led by former Umno leader Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal. Its chief Khairy Jamaluddin said any new party that had been formed should be taken seriously. “Efforts need…

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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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Shafie Apdal To Take Over Sabah-Based Party

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PUTRAJAYA: Former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) wants to take over a Sabah-based political party for a platform to challenge Barisan Nasional in the 14th General Election. The Semporna MP with Penampang MP Darrell Leikeng of PKR and Sulabayan assemblyman Datuk Jaujan Sambakong, who quit Umno, met the Registrar of Societies (ROS)…

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Shafie Shuns Offer To Be Muhyiddin’s Deputy

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KOTA KINABALU: Former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has spurned overtures to be deputy president of a new party formed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad but wants to lead a Sabah-based party. Shafie, who has been making his rounds and talking to various leaders in Sabah since quitting Umno earlier this month, following his…

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Shafie Quits Umno, Eyes Sabah Opposition Party

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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s east coast Bajau leader Datuk Shafie Apdal is expected to team up with Sabah-based opposition parties after quitting Umno. But the Semporna leader did not clearly indicate the vehicle he would be using for his next political move. “Today, I’ve quit Umno. I want you (rakyat) to continue supporting me until I…

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Shafie Apdal Bids Adieu To Umno

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KOTA KINABALU: Suspended Umno vice president Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal quit Umno on Monday. Speaking to a large crowd holding Sabah flags at his home base of Semporna, Shafie said that he was no longer in line with the leadership in Umno. “Saya Mohd Shafie Apdal keluar dari Umno hari ini,” the 58-year-old leader said…

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Shafie Apdal, Mukhriz Show Up At Muhyiddin PC

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir have joined Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the latter’s press conference. Both arrived at about 10.45am at Muhyiddin’s office in Bukit Damansara where Muhyiddin is scheduled to talk to reporters about his future in…

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There’s Still Room For Muhyiddin, Shafie To Apologise – Hishammuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: There is still room for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal to apologise to UMNO for their excessive attitude, but it must be done with sincerity. UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said it was up to the deputy president and vice-president to make an apology to re-unite…

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UMNO Must Continue To Be Strengthened – Shafie Apdal

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KUBANG PASU – Umno vice- president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal wants the party to be continually strengthened to ensure it is the sole forum in the struggle of the Malays. Shafie, who is also the Umno Election Committee chairman, said efforts to improve the party membership should be stepped up, in addition to ensuring that…

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Pahang UMNO Not Stop Divisions Inviting Muhyiddin, Shafie

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BERA – Pahang UMNO Liaison will not stop any division from inviting deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal from officiating their delegates’ conference. Pahang Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the right to invite was with the head of the division and no condition had…

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