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Bad weather damages SESB equipment
KOTA KINABALU: Strong winds and heavy rains since Sept 11 have caused extensive damage to Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd’s (SESB) equipment.
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Parts of Sabah electricity grid damaged by bad weather
KOTA KINABALU: There has been fairly extensive damage of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) equipment in the state due to strong winds and heavy rains over the past few...
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Four teens among eight arrested for motorcycle thefts
KOTA KINABALU: Four teenage school dropouts - some as young as 15 years old - were among eight people arrested in connection with a series of motorcycle thefts...
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Sabah Information Dept, state railway organise nostalgic Merdeka train ride
BEAUFORT (Sept 9): The Tanjung Aru-Beaufort 'Kembara Merdeka’ train ride organised by Sabah Information Department and Sabah State Railway today to celebrate the National Month received encouraging ...
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Departure of Bosi, Muin inevitable – Henrynus
Henrynus KOTA KINABALU: Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri president Datuk Henrynus Amin has described the party’s deputy president Dr Edwin Bosi’s departure from the party with central committee member...
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Police looking for driver in Beaufort hit-and-run accident
BEAUFORT: Police are tracking down the driver of a four-wheel-drive vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident which killed a pedestrian at Km 8 Jalan Beaufort - Papar yesterday.
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Correcting the U-turn government
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman recently posted photos on Instagram of him sharing a meal with preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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Sabah Day celebrated in Papar
Jeffrey speaking at the Sabah Day celebration.
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Taskforce’s memo proposes alternatives to Papar Dam
Handing over the memorandum to Jannie, witnessed by Diana (corner right) and representatives from various kampungs.
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31 illegal immigrants nabbed in Labuan
LABUAN: The Immigration Department arrested 31 illegal immigrants from the Philippines in an operation at the Kiamsam Refugee Settlement Scheme last Saturday, it was revealed today.
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31 illegal immigrants nabbed in Labuan
LABUAN (Bernama): The Immigration Department arrested 31 illegal immigrants from the Philippines in an operation at the Kiamsam Refugee Settlement Scheme...
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Graduate savours sweet success of baking venture
KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture has turned into a successful homegrown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumni member Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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UMS alumnus shares recipe for success with cake house franchise, aspires to bring brand to global platform
KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture turned into a successful home-grown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumnus Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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Zakir Naik will be denied entry to Sabah if there are reports of extremist religious views: CM
PAPAR: The Sabah government will not hesitate to ban the well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik (pix) from entering the state if there were reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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Warisan backbone of govt, but never monopolises – CM
Loretto (fourth right) presenting a Warisan flag to Juil as Shafie (fifth right) and other Warisan leaders look on.
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Dr Zakir Naik will be denied entry to Sabah if there are reports of him having...
PAPAR (Aug 15): The Sabah Government will not hesitate to ban the well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik from entering the State if there ae reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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Dr Zakir Naik will be denied entry to Sabah if having extremist religious views – CM
Zakir Naik has been banned from entering Sarawak.
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Sabah will deny entry to Zakir Naik if there are reports of extremist religious views, says CM
PAPAR, Aug 15 — The Sabah government will not hesitate to ban the well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik from entering the state if there were reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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Sabah will ban Zakir Naik from entering the state if there is evidence of religious extremism, says CM
PAPAR (Bernama): The Sabah government will not hesitate to ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from entering the state if there were reports of the preacher having extremist religious views.
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Ensure 12MP closes gap between Sabah and peninsula, says PPBM
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PPBM has urged the state government to ensure parity in development projects between Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). Its information chief, Khai...
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Protesters seek divine intervention to halt Papar dam project
KOTA KINABALU: NGOs and residents from more than 10 villages in the Penampang and Papar districts held a protest against the Papar dam project yesterday, with over 200 people converging in an effort t...
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Children in Sabah no longer seen consuming 'Ghost Smoke' candy
KOTA KINABALU: Children here have not been consuming the "Ghost Smoke" candy following the recent crackdown by the authorities.
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Main supplier of smoke-emitting candies from peninsula
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) director Georgie Abas believes the main supplier of the smoke-emitting candies is from Peninsular Malaysia.
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Cops to question Sabah DCM over ‘forced conversions’ posting on Facebook
KOTA KINABALU, July 24 — Sabah police chief Habibi Majinji today said deputy chief minister Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau will be called in for questioning after 20 police reports were lodged over a F...
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Cops to record Sabah DCM’s statement on ‘forced conversions’
KOTA KINABALU: Police have received 20 reports over remarks by a senior Sabah minister that a former state leader was involved in the forced conversion of people to Islam in interior Sabah decades ago...
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Sabah clamps down on 'vaping' candies amid growing fears
KOTA KINABALU - Authorities in Sabah have initiated action against sellers of vape-like candies named "ghost smoke" in Sabah amid growing concern by parents over the controversial sweets.
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Sabah clamps down on ‘vaping’ candies amid growing fears
KOTA KINABALU: Authorities in Sabah have initiated action against sellers of vape-like candies named “ghost smoke” in Sabah amid growing concern by parents over the controversial sweets.
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Sabah Education Dept investigates complaints on ghost smoke candy
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah State Education Department is currently investigating complaints regarding the consumption of Ghost Smoke (GS) candy among students in Papar, said its director Mistirine Radin...
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KPDNHEP director: No Ghost Smoke candies in S’wak yet, search to continue tomorrow
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Sarawak has launched a statewide operation to check if Ghost Smoke candies were being sold in the state.
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Rural tourism projects hampered by land issues, says Sabah minister
KOTA KINABALU: The huge eco-tourism potential in Sabah’s east coast areas, especially in Kunak, cannot be exploited fully because of land ownership issues, a minister said today.
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Sabah education department investigates complaints on cigarette-like candy
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah State Education Department is currently investigating complaints regarding the consumption of the cigarette-like candy among students in Papar, said its director Mistirine Rad...
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Sabah education dept to probe complaints on ‘Ghost Smoke’ candy
KOTA KINABALU, July 23 — The Sabah State Education Department is currently investigating complaints regarding the consumption of Ghost Smoke (GS) candy among students in Papar, said its director Mis...
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Sabah begins crackdown on sale of 'Ghost Smoke' candies
KOTA KINABALU: The crackdown on the sale of vape-like candies called "Ghost Smoke" have started in Sabah.
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Sabah clamps down on ‘vape candies’
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s health authorities have confiscated hundreds of smoke-emitting candies after fears that they could influence children to take up the smoking habit.
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Health Ministry investigates 'Ghost Smoke' candy
PETALING JAYA (July 22): The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into ‘the Ghost Smoke’ candy that were reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Health Ministry probes ‘Ghost Smoke’ candy
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into ‘the Ghost Smoke’ candy that were reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Concerns raised over cigarette like candy
Sabah Education Department will be investigating into the claims by concerned parents over the of pupils in Papar district taking ‘Ghost Smoke’ candy power which makes seem like they are inhaling ...
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Villagers affected by Papar Dam urged to write in formally
KOTA KINABALU: People affected by the proposed Papar dam should write in if they want their views to be heard by the Government, said Moyog assemblyman Jenifer Lasimbang.
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Health ministry investigates ‘ghost smoke’ candy
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into ‘the Ghost Smoke’ candy that were reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Sabah Education Dept: Use of 'ghost smoke' candy not observed beyond Papar district
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Education Department says they have not received reports of the 'ghost smoke' candy being consumed beyond the Papar district.
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Health Minister: We cannot allow sale of 'ghost smoke' candy
PETALING JAYA (Bernama): The Health Ministry's Food Safety and Quality Division has begun its investigation into the "smoke candy" that is reported to be sold freely in Sabah towns.
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Papar district heath office studying impact of smoke candy
PETALING JAYA: The Papar District health office is studying a "smoke candy" that is being consumed by students in SK Pekan, as concerns have been raised that it encourages children to smoke cigarettes.
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Minister wants 1 more state seat for Penampang
KOTA KINABALU: International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking has welcomed the additional 13 state seats for Sabah but believes another redelineation exercise is in order.
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Two train carriages destroyed by fire
The train carriage that was destroyed by fire at the State Railway Department workshop.
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SESB reaches out to rural folk with mobile counters
Lisa (second right) monitoring a mobile counter at Tanjung Labian.
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Moving ‘house’: In Sabah, Umno man claims ex-leaders took party files, tables, chairs...before joining PPBM
KOTA KINABALU, July 17 — Former Sabah Umno leaders who left the party for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Sabah(PPBM) had not only taken assets belonging to their party with them, but also failed to handover ...
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Police: Health card fakes confined to Ranau area
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police believe that the discovery of fake health cards being sold is confined to the Ranau district.
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Sabah PPBM denies ‘selective accommodation’ claim by member who rejoined Umno
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PPBM has denied practising “selective accommodation” as alleged by a former assemblyman who recently left the party to rejoin Umno.
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RM5.27 mln for civil servants medical expenses last year
Hashim handing over an appreciation certificate to one of the officers at the event.
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Former Pantai Manis rep exits Bersatu, rejoins Umno
Former Pantai Manis assemblyperson Abdul Rahim Ismail, who joined Bersatu three months ago, rejoined Umno yesterday after claiming that he has been left "politically paralysed." It is learned that oth...
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Former Sabah rep quits PPBM to rejoin Umno
PETALING JAYA: Former Pantai Manis assemblyman Abdul Rahim Ismail has quit PPBM to rejoin Umno, three months after leaving the Barisan Nasional (BN) component for the party led by Prime Minister Dr Ma...
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Papar folk voice concerns about impact of proposed dam
KOTA KINABALU: Concern over the impact of the proposed Papar dam is growing.
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Papar residents come out in support of RM2 bil dam
KOTA KINABALU: About 50 people claiming to be residents of Papar district, south of here, gathered at the Papar MP’s office today to voice their support for the proposed Papar Dam.
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91-year-old man found dead after jeep plunges into ravine
PAPAR: A nonagenarian was found dead inside his jeep in a ravine along Jalan Kg Dagalau - Babagon here on Tuesday (July 9).
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90-year-old man dead as 4WD plunges into ravine
Fire and rescue personnel retrieving the victim’s body from the ravine at Km 20, Jalan Kampung Dangalau-Babagon. PAPAR: An elderly man was found dead inside his four-wheel-drive vehicle that plunge...
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Not enough water supply by 2024 – minister
Peter (second right) and Amarjit (right) at Kogopon.
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Papar dam a long term fix to projected water supply woes — Peter Anthony
PAPAR (July 8): The state government's decision to proceed with the Papar Dam project is based on the need for long term solution to a projected water shortage problem in this district, Kota Kinabalu ...
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Penampang Bersatu wants Papar dam project shelved
KOTA KINABALU: A state leader from Parti Bersatu Bumiputera Malaysia wants the Sabah government to shelve the controversial Papar dam project and look for other alternatives to solve the long-term water and electricity needs of the state.
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Concern raised over Sabah govt’s decision to proceed with Papar Dam project
Datuk John Ambrose (left) and Ceasar Mandela Malakun PENAMPANG: The Sabah government should reconsider its decision to proceed with the Papar Dam project and find other alternatives to solve water an...
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Other sustainable alternatives to Papar dam should be looked into, says Kapayan assemblyman
KOTA KINABALU: A one-time grassroots leader who was against the Kaiduan Dam, and is now in the ruling state government, is sticking to her firm belief that other alternatives should be looked at.
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Drop Papar Dam project, Sabah assistant minister urges state govt
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Assistant Law and Native Affairs Minister Jannie Lasimbang does not want the state government to pursue the construction of the controversial Papar Dam.
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Sabah assistant minister says respect native’s right in controversial Papar dam project
KOTA KINABALU, July 3 — Sabah Assistant Law and Native Affairs minister     said she remains firm in her belief that the controversial Papar dam was unnecessary and the government should uphold t...
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Glorifying Bakun to promote Papar
LETTER | Shafie Apdal's recent statement saying that “Sarawak is reaping the benefit” from the controversial Bakun dam is a lopsided remark.
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Don't use Bakun dam as an example to build Parpar dam, environmental group tell Sabah govt
KUCHING, July 1 — Save Rivers Sarawak chairman Peter Kallang today said that the Sabah state government should not have cited Bakun dam as being a “beneficial” example over its decision to go ah...
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No basis to glorify Bakun Dam to promote Papar dam project, says Sarawak NGO
KOTA KINABALU: There is no basis to glorify Sarawak's Bakun Dam to promote the Papar dam project here, says a Sarawak-based civil society organisation.
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Sabah govt never announced cancellation of Papar dam project: CM
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) said today the state government had never issued a statement announcing the cancellation of the Papar dam construction project.
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Sabah Govt never announced cancellation of Papar Dam project — CM
KOTA KINABALU (June 28): Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today the State Government had never issued a statement announcing the cancellation of the Papar dam construction projec...
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Sabah CM: Papar dam project crucial for water, power supply to west coast
KOTA KINABALU, June 28 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today the state government had never issued a statement announcing the cancellation of the Papar dam construction pro...
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PBS slams Sabah government for U-turn on dam and beachfront projects
KOTA KINABALU, June 27 — Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) today called out Warisan for continuing two controversial projects that it once criticised when they were mooted by Barisan Nasional (BN) previousl...
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Papar Dam to supply water, power to west coast
Peter (second right), Amarjit (third right) and Ahmad (fourth right) at the site for the Papar Dam.
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Bailey bridge to be built across Kaiduan River
Peter inspecting the site for the proposed bailey bridge.
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Warisan broke polls pledge with green light for Tg Aru project, claims SAPP
KOTA KINABALU: A local opposition party has criticised the Warisan-led state government for the about-turn on its promise to scrap the Tanjung Aru Eco-Development (TAED) project.
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SAPP: Sabah govt statements about Papar dam, TAED 'huge disappointment'
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government's statements about the Papar dam and the Tanjung Aru Eco Development (TAED) project are a "huge disappointment" for the people of Sabah, says the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
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‘New’ Papar dam site fails to placate villagers and activists
KOTA KINABALU, June 26 — The new site for the proposed Papar dam has failed to appease environmentalists who claimed that the project will still affect villagers in surrounding areas.
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Papar Dam will begin construction as soon as new plan is ready
PAPAR: The construction of the Papar Dam will begin as soon as the new plan is ready, according to Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony.
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Multi-billion ringgit Tanjung Aru Eco-Development project to start soon, says minister
KOTA KINABALU: The controversial multi-billion ringgit Tanjung Aru Eco-Development (TAED) project here will proceed soon, a state minister confirmed today.
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Five villages have a fun-filled Kaamatan-Raya thanks to Petronas Foundation
KIMANIS: Yayasan Petronas gave a fresh twist to its corporate social responsibility programme, Sentuhan Kasih, by combining Kaamatan and Hari Raya festivities during the two-day event at Kampung Gadong here.
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Burst pipes, valves may be due to foul play, says Sabah Water Dept
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Water Department says foul play may have caused a number of pipes and water valves to burst on the west coast, affecting thousands of consumers.
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Govt to focus on digital infrastructure development
Al-Ishsal (left) briefing Shafie (right) on digital infrastructure development in Sabah.
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Indonesian with alleged terror links jailed, caned for illegal entry
Alif being led away by personnel from the Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division (E8). KOTA KINABALU: A 21-year-old Indonesian man who was allegedly involved in a terrorist group was sentenced to ...
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PBS fumes: Dam if we do it, not dam if you do it?
KOTA KINABALU: Opposition party PBS has slammed the Warisan state government for deciding to go ahead with a dam project despite the fact that they once objected to a similar dam project proposed by the previous goverment.
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Sabah district flooded after hours of downpour
KOTA KINABALU: Several areas in Penampang near here were flooded after continuous heavy rain late yesterday.
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RM130m for upgrading, building new sites for solid waste disposal in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: The Federal Government has provided an allocation of about RM130 million to upgrade solid waste disposal sites in three districts in Sabah to further enhance the efficiency and manageme...
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Newly crowned Harvest Queen wants to become an educator
KOTA KINABALU: Newly crowned Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Queen) Francisca Ester Nain is hoping to become an educator teaching the native Kadazandusun language.
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Pairin makes surprise appearance at Kaamatan celebrations in KDCA
PENAMPANG: Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan made a surprise appearance at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) here for the first day of the Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) celebrations on Thursday (May 30).
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Sabah accepts decision to axe pipeline project
KOTA KINABALU: Despite lamenting that it had not been told earlier about the decision to terminate a contract related to the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP), the Sabah government says it accepts the Federal Government’s move to do so.
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Shafie: Sabah not informed about gas pipeline project termination but accepts federal govt's decision
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government accepts the federal government's decision to terminate a contract related to the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP), but Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal says they should have been told about it earlier.
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Police on alert against suspicious ‘Arab’ asking for money
KOTA KINABALU: A mysterious “Arab” who has been going around asking strangers for money to help him out of financial predicament has aroused suspicion.
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People wary as man claiming to be Arab drives around asking for money
KOTA KINABALU: People in the city and its surrounding areas are puzzled over the presence of a man, who claims to be an Arab, seen begging for money.
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25 Sabah PPBM pro tem division chiefs get appointment letters from Dr M
KOTA KINABALU: The establishment of PPBM in Sabah is well under way with appointment letters handed over to 25 pro tem division chiefs yesterday.
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Sabah Bersatu names 25 protem division chiefs
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has named its 25 protem division chiefs.
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Sabah cops arrest five; solve 20 car and motorcycle theft cases
KOTA KINABALU: City police have solved at least 20 cases of car and motorcycle thefts with the arrest of five suspects from two gangs in April and May.
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Kepayan religious school survives on the kindness of strangers, Muslims and non-Muslims alike
KOTA KINABALU: For over four decades, pupils of a religious school in Kepayan near here have been studying in a wooden building that gets patched up only occasionally when private donors come forward to help.
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Shafie urges Warisan members to close ranks, strengthen party unity
PENAMPANG, May 5 — Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal called on members to close ranks thereby strengthening party unity after the election of the Warisan Supreme C...
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Sabah CM says proposed island settlement for war refugees, not illegals
KOTA KINABALU, April 17 ― The Sabah government is pre-empting a possible influx of refugees escaping conflict in neighbouring countries by identifying an island that could be used to shelter them.
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Ministry to study implementation of new projects in Sabah: Xavier
KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will conduct studies on several new projects listed for implementation in Sabah, said its minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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Ministry to study implementation of new projects in Sabah — Dr Xavier
KOTA KINABALU (April 15): The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will conduct studies on several new projects listed for implementation in Sabah, said its Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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Group hopes 5 minutes will help change CM’s mind on Papar dam
KOTA KINABALU: It was only a brief moment with Chief Minister Shafie Apdal but a grassroots movement hopes the short meeting will eventually put an end to a mega dam in Papar they have been against.
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De facto law minister among those defeated in Warisan divisional polls
KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong lost to a political secretary to the chief minister in the contest to become the Batu Sapi Warisan division chief yesterday.
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Sabah govt confusing people on water supply issue, says former CM
KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee has accused the Sabah government of causing confusion over the water supply situation in the state amid conflicting statements by various authorities...
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