Philip Golingai

Recent and archived articles by Philip Golingai

19 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Eight lessons from PBS’ defeat in Sandakan

PARTI Bersatu Sabah’s stunning defeat in the Sandakan by-election in Sabah is a lesson on how not to run a campaign.

Vivian Wong after winning the Sandakan by-election. -Zulazhar Sheblee/The Star
18 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sabah is the real owner of ‘bosku’

When non-Sabahans attempt to borrow expressions derived from the culture in Sabah, Sabahans tend to be critical over the authenticity of certain terms.

12 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

DAP wins despite low voter turnout

SANDAKAN: It was lunch time at a restaurant in Bandar Kim Fung, about eight kilometres from town.

Vivian Wong, the Sandakan MP
12 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Bossku’ is coming ... or not

IT was one day after the one year anniversary of the fall of Barisan Nasional. If you were in Sandakan on the east coast of Sabah on Friday and witnessed the rock star reception ‘”bossku” Datuk Seri Najib Razak received, you would not have thought Pakatan Harapan is now in control of the Federal government.

11 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sabah slangs made famous

Many local phrases originating from the state are gaining traction in the peninsula. Some have even become political slogans.

 Bossku Najib pressing flesh in Sandakan
10 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Battle for votes heats up

SANDAKAN: Larger Chinese crowds are appearing at DAP ceramah over the past two days as the momentum for tomorrow’s by-­election picked up heat as the loose alliance of opposition parties is pushing harder for Datuk Linda Tsen of Parti Bersatu Sabah.

Hello there: Mohd Shafie (centre) greeting patrons of a coffeeshop during the walkabout at the Kim Fung market in Sandakan. — Bernama
10 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Tok Mat: Pact spells disaster for DAP

SANDAKAN: The PAS-Umno pact spells disaster for DAP, and that is the exact reason why DAP is trying its best to destroy the opposition alliance, says Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

Fun on the beach: Children playing on a boat at Pulau Berhala, Sandakan. The island, which is a 45-minute boat ride from Sandakan town, is the only island under the Sandakan parliament. Tomorrow’s by-election is set to see a five-cornered fight between Wong, Tsen and three independent candidates. — Bernama
10 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Shafie: Najib can come here as there’s no ban

SANDAKAN: Anyone, including Datuk Seri Najib Razak, can come to Sabah as there is no ban to stop anyone from coming to the state, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

9 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Shafie in Sandakan to boost DAP campaign

SANDAKAN: A push to ensure a big win for DAP 72 hours ahead of Saturday’s polling began with the Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal asking Sandakan voters to end Pakatan Harapan’s by-election defeats.

Nice to meet you: Shafie and Wong visiting traders and shoppers during a walkabout at Sandakan Central Market.
8 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Bung Moktar lends PBS a hand in Sandakan

SANDAKAN: After being charged with three counts of corruption, Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin made his first appearance in the Sandakan by-election campaign to push for an upset over Pakatan Hara­pan in the DAP stronghold.

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