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April 30, 2017 12:13 PM Esscom detain three illegal immigrants trying to enter Sabah

LAHAD DATU, April 30 —The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) foiled an attempt by three illegal immigrants from the Philippines to sneak into the country through the waters off Pulau Kulapuan near Semporna yesterday. Esscom commander DCP Datuk Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said the illegal immigrants, aged between 34 and 55, who had just arrived 16

April 23, 2017 6:12 AM Tourists to Semporna doubled in 2016

Chacho said between January and March this year, Semporna has recorded 71,961 tourist arrivals, with 80 per cent of them from China. — Picture by Julia ChanSEMPORNA, April 23 ― Semporna recorded more than 100 per cent increase in tourists arrivals to the district last year, at more than 222,000 people, from 112,000 in 2015. Its district officer, Dr Chacho 85

April 22, 2017 8:54 AM Chinese tourists found stranded off Mabul Island, ESSCom commander reports

File photo of security forces in Semporna. — Picture by Julia ChanSEMPORNA, April 22 ― Two Chinese nationals who failed to return from a kayak outing here yesterday were safely located about 500 metres off the south of Mabul Island the same day by a marine police team. Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) commander Datuk DCP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul 8

April 22, 2017 3:44 AM Stranded China tourists rescued after kayaking outing in Semporna

KOTA KINABALU: A couple from China were rescued after being stranded among coral reefs in Sabah's east coast Semporna district. Earlier, the tourists had caused panic among Mabul Paradise resort staff when they failed to return following a kayaking outing on Friday night. The couple, Zhai Zhe, 26, and Qin Yiping, 28, had gone out kayaking around the resort 10

April 20, 2017 9:10 AM Boy, 10, killed as Semporna speedboat crashes into tourist vessel

KOTA KINABALU: A 10-year-old boy drowned after he was thrown out of a speedboat with three others when they crashed into a tourist vessel in Semporna. Muhammad Arhidar Abdullah, 10, and three others - speedboat skipper Jaafar Bakial, 41, Juliman Rasis, 24, and Mohamad Rijal Rano, 12 - were heading out from the Semporna jetty while the other vessel, with 10 Chinese 10

April 16, 2017 10:55 AM Avoid political instability, Zahid tells Sabahans

The deputy prime minister says the effects of political instability are not good for the state and its people. SEMPORNA: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has reminded Sabahans to learn from the political history of the state and avoid matters which can cause political instability. He said political instability, as experienced by Sabah before 22

March 16, 2017 4:21 AM Mother of Shafie Apdal passes away

KOTA KINABALU: Bunga Suara Dandai, the mother of two Sabah politicians and younger sister to former chief minister and governor Tun Sakaran Dandai, passed away at her home in Semporna on Thursday. The 85-year-old, whose eight children include Semporna MP Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Lahad Datu assemblyman Datuk Yusop Apdal, died of old age related 8

March 6, 2017 8:36 AM Chinese tourist drowns while diving off Sipadan

SEMPORNA, March 6 — A male tourist from China drowned while diving in Barracuda Point off Pulau Sipadan here yesterday. District police chief Supt Peter Umbuas said the victim had been identified as Ng Chi Ming aged 53 years. He said the victim was among 11 tourists who had gone diving in the area at 6.44am. “Ten minutes later, the diving master aged 26 realised 6

March 3, 2017 9:42 AM Zam: If someone unpopular can be PM, why can't Shafie be CM

Former minister Zainuddin Maidin takes a swipe at Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in defending Shafie Apdal's purported ambition to be chief minister of Sabah. “What is wrong with Shafie wanting to be chief minister when a person who is no longer popular continues to be prime minister?” he asked. According to him, Shafie, who is the MP for Semporna 9

March 3, 2017 5:41 AM Najib says former federal minister requested to be Sabah CM

Najib did not name names but appeared to be referring to Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, the Semporna MP who is president of Parti Warisan Sabah. — Reuters picSANDAKAN, March 3 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak disclosed today that a former federal minister who now heads an Opposition political party had requested to be appointed as the chief minister of Sabah 15