Muguntan Vanar

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19 Oct 2018 | 5:15 PM

'Courtesy call' on Anwar by Sabah opposition leaders gets tongues wagging

KOTA KINABALU: A meeting between PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and six senior Sabah opposition leaders has tongues wagging with talk of new political alignment and allegiance in the state.

Anwar posing with from left Dr Maximus Ongkili, Dr Jeffery Kitingan, Anifah Aman, Arthur Kurup and Zakariah Edris.
19 Oct 2018 | 3:49 PM

Sabah Wildlife kills croc suspected of attacking teen

SANDAKAN: A crocodile suspected of attacking a teenage boy a month ago and continuing to lurk in the waters around a village in the east coast Sandakan district has been shot dead by the wildlife rangers.

12 Oct 2018 | 8:04 PM

Anifah sidesteps new party query, focuses on MA63 instead

KOTA KINABALU: Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is sending out signals about forming a new Sabah-based party, but remained non-committal on his future plans since leaving Umno a month ago.

11 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

More Sabah Umno MPs expected to quit party

KOTA KINABALU: At least two of the six remaining Sabah Umno MPs are expected to quit even as Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli (pic) is poised to leave the party and join Parti Warisan Sabah today.

10 Oct 2018 | 5:00 PM

Rampas among 19 political secretaries appointed by Shafie

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has appointed 19 new political secretaries, which include former Sabah beauty queen Joanna Sue Henley Rampas and DAP’s Luyang assemblyman Phoong Jin Zhe.

Joanna Sue Henley Rampas. -filepic
10 Oct 2018 | 11:40 AM

Labuan MP expected to announce he's leaving Umno for Warisan

KOTA KINABALU: Umno’s Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli is set announce on Thursday (Oct 11) his decision to leave the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah.

10 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Historian should have used Cobbold Commission report in his argument, says activist

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah rights activist is questioning historian Prof Emeritus D.S. Ranjit Singh’s assertion that there was no evidence of equal partnership in the formation of Malaysia.

Zainnal says the 20-point agreement is not a legal document.
9 Oct 2018 | 3:54 PM

Sabah to lift barter trade ban with southern Philippines, Indonesia in 2019

KOTA KINABALU: The ban on barter trade between Sabah and its neighbours - the southern Philippines and Indonesia - which was instituted due to a spate of cross-border kidnappings, is set to be lifted on Jan 1 next year.

7 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sabah DAP heads accept state titles

KOTA KINABALU: Newly-elected Sabah DAP leaders have accepted state titles in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertua Negri’s birthday celebration, breaking the party’s convention not to take such awards while still serving in government.

6 Oct 2018 | 6:59 PM

Elephants 'playing hide-and-seek' with Sabah wildlife rangers

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wildlife rangers are having trouble locating 40 Borneo Pygmy Elephants which encroached into a plantation in Lahad Datu near here, in their efforts to lead the herd back into the jungle.

A file picture of Borneo pygmy elephants looking for food along the Kinabatangan river in Sabah on Feb 19, 2009. - Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad