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Whenever Allied planes bombed Sandakan town as part of its campaign to liberate Borneo, Daniel Chin Tung Foh’s grandfather would rush the whole family into a bomb shelter behind their house.
Tomorrow’s Malaysia Day celebration is not just a public holiday. It is a reminder to Malaysians of how Malaysia was created.
Chua Hock Yong was born in Singapore, but his grandfather moved the family to British North Borneo (now Sabah) to establish their business in 1939 when he was a year old.
KOTA KINABALU: The persistent attempts by the Philippines to resurrect its claim on Sabah is baseless and fails to recognise the state as an integral part of Malaysia, says Sabah’s legal fraternity.
The leaders should accept the fact that Malaysia’s MA63 is a loosely structured federalism, says don.
Mount Kinabalu is the centrepiece of the North Borneo “mountainscape”. On a clear day, from the park headquarters where eager groups of hikers would usually set off every morning, one can readily appreciate its broad sheer flanks thrusting out from the surrounding greenery.
From DR RANJIT SINGH MALHI, Kuala Lumpur.
Climbing these five types of mountains in South-East Asia can be a worthwhile and unique experience.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Heritage activists have brought attention to an old house in Jalan Datuk Ooh Chooi Cheng, saying that it should be restored to its former glory as its former occupant was none other than Penang’s first Chief Minister Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee.
The Sandakan Death March is Australia’s lost World War II history that should not be forgotten.