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Cop fined for riding without licence

(Monday, December 31, 1962)

JESSELTON. – A policeman, Abdul Jalil, 21, was fined a total of $50 by the stipendiary magistrate Mr W.J. Silke in the magistrate’s court here for riding a motorcycle on a public road without due care and attention, without a valid driving licence, and without a Third Party insurance. The policeman was also disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of two years as from December 28.

Filipino journalist on mission

(Wednesday, November 28, 1962)

JESSELTON, Wednesday: – Mr Leon O. Ty, publisher and chairman of the Editorial Board of the “Examiner”, a Philippine news weekly, is at present on a visit here on a fact finding mission regarding the Philippine claim to North Borneo. 

Mr O. Ty has interviewed a cross section of the people in Jesselton during his short stay here. He is also collecting material on North Borneo for his magazine so that he could “put facts before the peoples of the Philippines.” Another journalist who this week visited the Capital was Mr Edward F. Meagher , chief of the Los Angeles Times South-east Asia Bureau. 

Malaysia essay contest winners

(Tuesday, December 11, 1962)

JESSELTON, Monday: – Another group of Malaysia Essay Contest Winners are expected in Jesselton from Singapore tomorrow, 11th December for a two-day tour of the area.

The winners, four boys and eight girls, twelve – will be accompanied by Miss Sahara Za’ba, Malay Programme Supervisor of Radio Singapore and another Singapore officer. They will meet youth leaders tomorrow evening at a Social evening of the Youth Associations and Sabah Cultural Association at Jesselton Hotel. On Wednesday afternoon they will visit Papar. They will leave Jesselton on Thursday morning.

RM14m timber exported via Sandakan

(Saturday, December 8, 1962)

SANDAKAN, Friday: – Timber exports from North Borneo for November 1962 totalled 156,401 tons valued at $14,072,706 – an increase of 49,727 tons valued at $5,198,536 over the corresponding month last year. Last month Sandakan exported 92,293 tons valued at $8,210,498 which represents about 60 per cent of the total exported. In addition, Sandakan exported 325,895 square yards of veneers valued at $130,741. Details of timber exports for November 1962 were:- logs 155,822 tons values $13,977, 169; sawn timber 519 tons value $95,537. 

Tawau (population 25,000) gets Council

(Wednesday, 19th December 1962)

TAWAU, Tuesday: - The resident Tawau, Mr P.G Edge announced a proposal to set up Rural District Council Tawau as from the 1st January 1963. The District Council will oversee local Government the whole of the Tawau District outside the Tawau Council Board area. The members of this will be nominated in fast instance. They will represent the area they reside and will of District and Native beliefs, Headmen and recognised leaders for the various. 

The first year at least Chairman, will be the District Officer, Tawau. The Chairman will be elected members. Tawau District (excluding the Town Board area) has a population of 25,000 people most of whom find employment in the timber trade or in agriculture both in association with large estates such as individual farmers, points out Mr Edge.

The pace of development in the District is such that Government officials look forward to the support and assistance which a formally constituted body of local persons with their valuable experience and local knowledge can provide.

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