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Kota Kinabalu: Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat (pic) advised Sabahans to reject politicians and civil servants who decide to champion Sabah rights only after their retirement or are sacked from the Government.
Kota Kinabalu: Nine Philippine nationals convicted of waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong escaped the gallows when they were sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court here today.
Kota Kinabalu: A gungho dance from the Yakuts – a minority Siberian ethnic tribe from the Russian Federation Republic of Sakha Yakutia, and a show of amazing grace and finesse from the South Korean Troupe in two pocket shows during Tuesday's City Parade from Suria Sabah to Lintasan Deasoka suggest a quality exotic treat for folkdance buffs at the 11th Sabah International Folklore Festival.
Kota Kinabalu: The State Fisheries Department has been instructed to act immediately to ensure that fishermen operating in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) install the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for detection.
Kota Kinabalu: The arrest of 12 men transporting 19,000 turtle eggs into Sandakan last week could have been part of a larger group, alleged the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre.
TANJUNG ARU: Persatuan Nelayan Kg Tanjung Aru Baru, which has leased out Jeti Point Nelayan Tanjung Aru Baru, to a private company since 2014, is baffled over conflicting instructions pertaining to the demolition of illegal extensions made on the fishermen's jetty.
Kota Kinabalu: The viral Facebook post alleging two women were battered before being robbed in their apartment in Telipok has proven to be false.
Kota Kinabalu: Host country Malaysia will showcase Anak Seni Asia at the 11 Sabah International Folklore Festival.
Labuan: The Chinese Chamber of Commerce here (LCCC) is not entirely pleased with the three-month moratorium to Nov 1 on implementing the proposed Customs restrictions on the free port status enjoyed since before the formation of Malaysian.
Penampang: The Pan Borneo Highway construction work along Jalan Penampang-Papar Lama has caused problems to the villagers at Kampung Nambazan due to repeated flash floods.
Keningau: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) said electricity supply in three areas affected by a fire at the Pangi hydro station in Tenom had already been restored.
Kota Kinabalu: A 39-year-old soldier was on Tuesday sentenced to a year's jail for punching and slapping his wife with whom he has seven children.
Kota Kinabalu: A 49-year-old man who assaulted his elderly neighbour over a flower fence two years ago was sentenced to three days' jail on Tuesday.
Kota Kinabalu: A 27-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate's Court here with flashing his genitals at a university student last year.
Tuaran: There are currently more than 3,000 blind and visually impaired (BVI) people in the State and according to the National Eye Survey in 2000, Sabah ranked the highest in the prevalence of blindness in the country.
Kota Kinabalu: The Chinese Consulate here will consider funding the annual Chinese New Year Dragon, Unicorn and Lion Dance Festival and Cultural Village Exhibition. Consul General Chen Peijie said this during a courtesy call by the United Sabah Chinese Communities Association Kota Kinabalu (USCCAKK) led by its President Datuk Susan Wong.
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