Beloved Bornean pygmy elephant with 'sabre' tusks found dead, killed by poachers1 January 2017 @ 8:13 PM
KINABATANGAN: His discovery five months ago caused a sensation. His rediscovery yesterday has caused heartache.
While rescuing and relocating a small herd of Bornean pygmy elephants – a highly endangered species – out of a palm oil plantation in early Aug, the Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) came upon a male pachyderm with bizarre-looking, downward-pointing tusks.
It resembled the now-extinct sabre-toothed tiger, something rarely, if ever, encountered – and images of the mini-elephant went viral on social media.
Ex-Sabah Water Dept bigwigs charged with money-laundering29 December 2016 @ 12:21 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Two former senior officers of the Sabah Water Department, as well one of their spouses, were charged with money-laundering at the Sessions Court here today.
Former director Awang Mohd Tahir Mohd Talib, 54 and his wife Fauziah Piut, 51, as well as former deputy director Lim Lam Beng, 62, were charged under Section 4 (1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 for abbeting the commission of money-laundering.
The trio appeared calm when the charge was read before Judge Ummu Khaltom Abdul Samad.
Sabah man with Zika dies of heart complications3 September 2016 @ 7:02 PM
KOTA KINABALU: The 61-year-old man, who hours earlier became the second Malaysian tested positive for Zika, has died due to heart complications.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed this when contacted this evening.
The Sabah man was also reported to be the first-locally transmitted Zika patient. Two days ago, the health authorities confirmed that a 58-year-old woman from Klang had the virus after visiting Singapore.
50 houses at Semporna razed in fire4 April 2015 @ 9:34 AM
SEMPORNA: About 50 houses at Kampung Bangau-Bangau here were razed in a fire this morning.
District Fire and Rescue Department chief Fazizul Hizam Borhan said no casualties were reported.
Twenty personnel including few from Kunak district were dispatched to the location after receiving distress call at 1.47am.
"We are still waiting confirmation from village chief on the exact number of victims affected in this incident.
"Our officer from Tawau will be here to investigate the cause of fire," he said.
Floods hit KK, office workers stranded1 December 2014 @ 5:25 PM
KOTA KINABALU Several areas in the state capital are hit by flash floods due to continuous downpour since morning.
Among the affected places were Jalan Sulaman near 1 Borneo shopping mall, Jalan Sepanggar, Jalan Tuaran, Maktab Sabah and Kepayan Ridge.
A Sabah Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the department is on alert as the flood water was rising steadily.
Camerons houses, schools to be relocated to higher grounds10 November 2014 @ 12:30 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Houses and schools in Cameron Highlands will be relocated to higher spots as a short-term measure in the wake of landslides and mudfloods in the area.
Natural Resources and Environment ministry will work with federal and Pahang state government, as well as Education Department to work on the massive project which can save lives should floods happen again.
To build or not to build: Fate of Kaiduan Dam lies with state cabinet18 January 2017 @ 4:52 PM
PENAMPANG: The final decision to continue or scrape the controversial Kaiduan Dam project at Ulu Papar here will lie in the hands of the state cabinet, said Sabah deputy chief minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.
“The project is undergoing the final feasibility study both in the social and environmental impacts.
“(Both studies) will be raised up in the cabinet paper for the final decision,” he said in response to a question during a press conference on whether there is possibility the project will be called off.
Mandarin orange-flavoured latte, anyone?18 January 2017 @ 11:31 AM
KOTA KINABALU: Coffee lovers in the Sabah capital have something unusual to look forward to in the run-up to Chinese New Year, in the form of mandarin orange-flavoured latte.
The drink, called Mandarin Honey Blossom coffee, is the creation of innovative local barista Alden Kwan.
He says it promises the best of both worlds, offering coffee and mandarin orange juice in one serving.
“It is a latte with a hint of the taste of mandarin orange, and is sweetened with honey instead of syrup,” says the young barista from the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu.
No arms, no problem for 12-year-old Brenda17 January 2017 @ 5:21 PM
KOTA KINABALU: A STUDENT born without arms, but who has beautiful handwriting, became famous when Sabah Education Department director Datuk Maimunah Suhaibul mentioned her before hundreds of education staff here recently.
Brenda Anellia Larry, 12, who writes with her feet, was among SK Luyang pupils who was visited by the director on the second day of school this month.
Maimunah was not only awed by her ability to write and draw, but also by the fact that she was the brightest student at the school.
Let there be light (and water) in Pensiangan, CSR programme brings necessities to villagers17 January 2017 @ 3:17 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Now people in the remote area in Pensiangan will not only have lights and treated water but also the opportunity for them to unleash their talents and the possibility of being discovered by a community-based radio station.
Kupikupifm, established last year, will be running its second corporate social responsibility project aimed at improving the lives the rural villages, this weekend.
Last year, the team helped in restoring the water supply at five villages in Ranau hit by earthquake in 2015.