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Sabah is currently facing a constitutional crisis, the state now has two chief ministers.

In the May 9th Sabah state polls, Sabah BN won 29 seats while Warisan, which has working ties with Pakatan Harapan, also secured 29 seats. Two other state seats were won by Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku led by Datuk Dr Jeffry Kitingan.

On May 10th, Musa was sworn-in as the chief minister before the TYT after securing a 31-majority following Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku’s decision to form an alliance with Sabah BN.

On May 12th, Shafie was sworn in as the chief minister after six assemblymen from Musa-led government declared their support to the Warisan’s Shafie Apdal to take over the government.

Both Musa and Shafie have introduced their cabinet line-up after being sworn as chief minister.

Today the 17th of May, Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Musa Aman filed a writ of summons in the High Court seeking a declaration that he is and remains the lawful Sabah Chief Minister.

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The writ was filed through Messrs F.T. Ahmad and Co, which is acting for Musa.

Musa named Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin as the first respondent and Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal as the second respondent.

Lawyer Tengku Fuad Tengku Ahmad, in a statement, said Musa was seeking a declaration, among others, that he is and remains the lawful Chief Minister and that the purported swearing in of Shafie as a second Chief Minister by the state of head was unconstitutional.

“The writ also seeks a declaration that any and all acts by Shafie whilst purporting to be the Chief Minister are also null and void and of no effect.

The court fixed June 19 to hear the suit before Justice Ravinthran Paramaguru.

Now the question is: does the TYT have the power to revoke Chief Minister Musa Aman’s appointment, sworn in lawfully, in the presence of the the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum?

According to retired federal court judge Gopal Sri Ram, the head of state could not revoke Musa’s appointment even if Shafie now showed he had the majority support.

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This is the full list of Sabah Parliamentary and State candidates for the May 9th polls  #GE14

P.167 – KUDAT

Sh Azman Bin Sh Along (WARISAN)
Mohd Ashraf Chin Abdullah (PPRS)
Abdul Rahim Bin Bakri (BN) *

DUN

N.01 – BANGGI

Kusugan Bin Ali (PPRS)
Abd Mijul Bin Unaini (BN) *
Abidula Bin Amsana (HR)
Mohammad Bin Mohamarin (WARISAN)
Norlaji Bin Amir Hassan (STAR)
Abdul Nasir Bin Jamaluddin (PKS)

Sharif Azman Sh. Ahlong, Maklin Masiau, Chong Chen Bin and Mohammad Mohamarin, the Warisan Sabah candidates in Kudat.

N.02 – TANJONG KAPOR

Tsen Chou Yin@Thomas Tsen Chau Yin (PCS)
Chong Chen Bin (WARISAN)
Teo Chee Kang (BN) *
Allaidly Binti Poyon (PPRS)
Aliasgar Bin Omolong (PAS)

PAUL PORODONG

N.03 – PITAS

Bolkiah Bin Ismail (BN) *
Dausieh Binti Queck @ Paraman (PAS)
Pransol Tiying (ANAKNEGERI)
Bakir Bin Mancaing (HR)
Ramlah Binti Nasir (PKS)
Maklin Bin Masiau (WARISAN)

P.168 – KOTA MARUDU

Paul Bin Porodong (PCS)
Maijol Bin Mahap (HR)
Barlus Bin Mangabis (WARISAN)
Johnity @ Maximus Bin Ongkili (BN) *

Maximus Ongkili, the BN incumbent for Kota Marudu waves to the crowd as he heads to the Nomination Centre.

DUN

N.04 – MATUNGGONG

Marunsai Bin Dawai (STAR)
Sazalye Donol Bin Abdullah (PKR)
Julita Mojungki (BN)
Jornah Binti Mozihim (PCS)
Rahim Bin Madhakong (PKS)

N.05 – TANDEK

Johnson Bin Assan @ Johnson Gaban (PCS)
Baintin Bin Adun (WARISAN)
Lasiah Baranting @ Anita (BN) *
Joel Bin Masilung (STAR)

Salleh Said with the other hopefuls vying for the Kota Belud parliament seat as well as the three State seats.

P.169 – KOTA BELUD

Laiman Bin Ikin @ Ag Laiman Kakimin (PAS)
Mohd Salleh Mohd Said (BN)
Miasin @ Aimaduddin Bin Mion (HR)
Isnaraissah Munirah Bt Majilis @ Fakharudy (WARISAN)

MUNIRAH MAJILIS

DUN

N.06 – TEMPASUK

Suwah Bin Buleh @ Bulleh (STAR)
Mustaqim Bin Aling (PAS)
Musbah Bin Jamli (BN) *
Mustapha @ Mohd Yunus Bin Sakmud (PKR)

N.07 – KADAMAIAN

Mail Bin Balinu (PCS)
Rubbin Bin Guribah (STAR)
Lukia Binti Indan (PKR)
Satail Bin Manjungkat (PAS)
Ewon Benedick (BN)

N.08 – USUKAN

Japlin Bin Akim @ Abd Hamid (BN) *
Abd Bahtrin @ Bahkrin Bin Mohd Yusof (WARISAN)
Amsor Bin Tuah (BEBAS-TRAKTOR)
Adzmin Bin Awang (PAS)

Joniston Bangkuai the BN incumbent for Kiulu as well as other BN candidates in the Tuaran parliamentary seat march with their supporters to the Nomination Centre.

P.170 – TUARAN

Madius Bin Tangau (BN) *
Chrisnadia Binti Sinam (PKR)
Syra Peter @ P Gom (HR)
Kalakau @ Kalakan Bin Untol (PCS)
Paumin @ Md Aminuddin Bin Aling (PAS)

JO-ANNA RAMPAS

DUN

N.09 – TAMPARULI

Jahid @ Noordin Bin Jahim (BN)
Dausil Bin Kundayong (PKR)
Mojilip Bin Bumburing @ Wilfred (PCS)
Samin @ Jasmin Bin Dulin (STAR)

N.10 – SULAMAN

Hajiji Bin Haji Noor (BN) *
Abdullah Sani Bin Daud (WARISAN)
Arifin Bin Harith (HR)

N.11 – KIULU

Joniston Bin Lumai @ Bangkuai (BN) *
Gaibin Bin Ransoi (PCS)
Jo-Anna Sue Henley Rampas (WARISAN)
Terence Sinti (STAR)

Rahman Dahlan has switched from Kota Belud to contest in Sepanggar.

P.171 – SEPANGGAR

Jeffrey Kumin (SAPP)
Robert Sopining (PCS)
Abd Rahman Bin Dahlan (BN)
Mohd Azis Bin Jamman (WARISAN)

Warisan’s Azis Jamman, centre, who will be up against Rahman Dahlan in Sepanggar, and Azhar Matussin, right, who is the Karambunai candidate.

DUN

KENNY CHUA

N.12 – KARAMBUNAI

Azhar Bin Matussin (WARISAN)
Aspar Bin Oyet@ Akbar (PAS)
Jainab Binti Ahmad (BN) *
Ahsim Bin Oyok Bin Jamat (SAPP)

N.13 – INANAM

Jakariah Bin Janit (PKS)
Goh Chin Lok @ Johnny Goh (BN)
Situl Bin Mintow (BEBAS-KUNCI)
Terence Tsen Kim Fatt (ANAKNEGERI)
Kenny Chua Teck Ho (PKR)
John Stephen Dionysius (SAPP)

DAP Sabah secretary Chan Foong Hin, centre, with Phoong Jin Zhe and Tan Lee Fatt, the DAP candidates for Luyang and Likas respectively. Chan is contesting the Kota Kinabalu parliament seat.

P.172 – KOTA KINABALU

Lee Han Kyun @ Joseph Lee (BN)
Yong Teck Lee (SAPP)
Chan Foong Hin (DAP)

DUN

Richard Yong, Lim Kat Chung, Gee Tien Siong and Yong Teck Lee – the SAPP candidates.

N.14 – LIKAS

Tan Lee Fatt (DAP)
Chin Shu Ying (BN)
Yong We Kong (SAPP)

JOSEPH LEE

N.15 – API-API

Chan Chee Ching (BEBAS-PEN)
Yee Moh Chai (BN)
Len Lip Fong @ Land Lip Fong (ANAKNEGERI)
Liew Chin Jin (PKR) *
Lim Kat Chung (SAPP)

N.16 – LUYANG

Gee Tien Siong (SAPP)
Phoong Jin Zhe (DAP)
Pamela Yong (BN)

P.173 – PUTATAN

Jivol @ Edmund Bin Doudilim (HR)
Zulzaim Hilmee Bin Abidin (PAS)
Awang Husaini Bin Sahari (PKR)
Mil Kusin Bin Abdillah (ANAKNEGERI)
Makin @ Marcus Majigoh (BN) *

Parti Warisan vice president Junz Wong, with dark glasses, is contesting the Tanjung Aru state seat.

DUN

N.17 – TANJONG ARU

Noraiza Binti Mohammad Noor (HARAPAN)
Chong Wei Leung (ANAK NEGERI)
Yong Oui Fah (BN) *
Hamid Bin Ismail (PAS)
Wong Hong Jun (WARISAN)

N.18 – PETAGAS

Yahyah @ Yahya Bin Hussin @ Ag Husin (BN) *
Ester Otion (HARAPAN)
Uda Bin Sulai (WARISAN)

JENIFER LASIMBANG

P.174 – PENAMPANG

Ignatius Dorell Leiking (WARISAN)
Cleftus Stephen Spine (STAR)
Ceasar Mandela Malakun (BN)
Edwin @ Jack Bosi (ANAKNEGERI)

DUN

N.19 – KAPAYAN

Goh Fah Sun (BN)
Chong Pit Fah (STAR)
Jannie Lasimbang (DAP)

Jannie Lasimbang and Chong Pit Fah

N.20 – MOYOG

Donald Peter Mojuntin (BN)
Jenifer Lasimbang (WARISAN)
Bandasan @ Dionisius Dennis J Tunding (PCS)
Danim @ Aloysius Bin Siap (STAR)

P.175 – PAPAR

Elbert Bin Sikuil (PCS)
Rosnah Binti Hj Abd Rashid Shirlin (BN) *
Jamil Bin William Core (STAR)
Ahmad Bin Hassan (WARISAN)

DUN

N.21 – KAWANG

Matlin Bin Jilon (HR)
Gulamhaidar @ Yusof Khan Bahadar (BN) *
Salleh Bin Eddris (WARISAN)
Wahid @ Harith Bin Ismail (ANAKNEGERI)

N.22 – PANTAI MANIS

Jawasing Bin Mianus @ Herman J Mianus (PCS)
Abdul Rahim Bin Ismail (BN) *
James @ Ebi Ghani (HR)
Aidi Bin Moktar (WARISAN)

Karim Bujang, the former Bongawan Umno Assemblyman is now contesting the Kimanis parliament seat where he faces the incumbent Anifah Aman.

P.176 – KIMANIS

Anifah Bin Aman @ Haniff Amman (BN) *
Karim Bin Bujang (WARISAN)
Jaafar Bin Ismail (HR)

Mohd Arifin, Anifah and Mohd Alamin – the BN incumbents in Membakut, Kimanis and Bongawan respectively.

DUN

N.23 – BONGAWAN

Mohamad Bin Alamin (BN) *
Daud Bin Yusof (WARISAN)
Jaafar Bin Ismail (HR)

N.24 – MEMBAKUT

Mohd Arifin Bin Mohd Arif (BN) *
Ali Omar Bin Mohd Idris (HR)
Rosjelen Binti Salimat (PCS)
Haji Yahya Bin Ahmad (BEBAS-PEN)
Abd Sani Bin Marip @ Marif (WARISAN)

JOHAIR MATLANI

P.177 – BEAUFORT

Azizah Binti Mohd Dun (BN) *
Johan @ Christopher Bin Ot Ghani (PKR)
Lajim Bin Ukin (HR)

DUN

N.25 – KLIAS

Isnin Bin Aliasnih @ Liasnih (BN)
Johair Binti Mat Lani (WARISAN)
Lajim Bin Ukin (HR) *

N.26 – KUALA PENYU

Limus Bin Jury (BN) *
Nikol Tiunsu @ Herman Tiongsoh (PCS)
Dikin Bin Musah (PKR)
Jonas Bin Sungin @ Sunggim (HR)

Hafez Musa, left, and Noor Hayaty Mustapha

P.178 – SIPITANG

Yamani Hafez Bin Musa (BN)
Noor Hayaty Binti Mustapha (WARISAN)
Dayang Aezzy Binti Liman (HR)

DUN

N.27 – LUMADAN

Matbali Bin Musah (BN)
Asmat Bin Japar (HR)
Md Samlih Bin Juaisin (WARISAN)

N.28 – SINDUMIN

Yusof @ Josree Bin Yacob (WARISAN)
Sapawi Bin Amat Wasali @ Ahmad (BN)
Patrick Sadom (HR)

P.179 – RANAU

Ewon Bin Ebin (BN) *
Andau Bin Yasun @ Bruno (PCS)
Jonathan Bin Yasin (PKR)
Soudi @ Sami Bin Andang (STAR)

MASIDI MANJUN

DUN

N.29 – KUNDASANG

Jinus Bin Sodiong (PKS)
Japiril Bin Suhaimin (STAR)
Siriman @ Mohd Fazid Bin Basir (WARISAN)
Henrynus Amin (ANAKNEGERI)
Joachim Gunsalam (BN) *

N.30 – KARANAAN

Masidi Bin Manjun @ Masdi (BN) *
Juhaili Bin Sidek (ANAKNEGERI)
Aman @ Adzman Bin Manaf (HR)
Chong Peck Hing @ Chong Poh Sing (PKR)

N.31 – PAGINATAN

Julian @ Paul Bin Sidin WARISAN
Abidin Bin Madingkir (BN)
Satiol Bin Indong (PCS)
Mat Jaili Bin Samat (PPRS)
Pedderin @ Feddrin Bin Tuliang @ Tuling (STAR)

Pairin Kitingan, Sairin Karno for Liawan, walking towards the Nomination centre in Keningau. Pairin has been the incumbent for Tambunan since 1976

P.180 – KENINGAU

Jius Bin Awang (PCS)
Maimin Bin Rijan (BEBAS-KUNCI)
Daniel Bin Kinsik (BN)
Gapari Bin Katingan @ Geoffrey Kitingan (STAR)
Justin Bin Guka (BEBAS-BUKU)
Jikulin Nointin @ Anastasius (WARISAN)

JAKE NOINTIN

DUN

N.32 – TAMBUNAN

Justin Bin Alip (WARISAN)
Nestor Bin Joannes (PCS)
Gapari Bin Katingan @ Geoffrey Kitingan (STAR)
Joseph Pairin Kitingan (BN) *

JUSTIN ALIP

N.33 – BINGKOR

Jino @ Peter Bin Allion @ Alliun (BN)
Justin Bin Guka (BEBAS-BUKU)
Robert Tawik @ Nordin (STAR)
Odom @ Peter Dhoms Bin Saili @ Soili (DAP)
Uling @ Thomas Anggan (PKS)
Aisat @ Ellik Bin Igau @ Iggau (ANAKNEGERI)

N.34 – LIAWAN

Kong Fui Seng (STAR)
Hussein @ Jaimis Bin Kassim @ Madatin (PCS)
Sapin @ Sairin Bin Karano @ Karno (BN)
Rasinin Bin Koutis @ Kautis (WARISAN)

P.181 – TENOM

Rubin Bin Balang (BN)
Noorita Binti Sual (DAP)
Laimoi @ Yuslinah Binti Laikim (HR)

More than 1,000 Warisan supporters turned up in Tenom, many in their fine Murut costumes.

DUN

N.35 – MELALAP

PETER ANTHONY

Jaineh Bin Juata @ Jimmy Jawatah (STAR)
Radin Malleh (BN) *
Peter Anthony (WARISAN)
Chinly Bin Moniu @ Mah Tsen Li (PCS)
Lidos Rabih @ George Rejos (PKS)

N.36 – KEMABONG

Yahia @ Yahya Bin Raimah (HR)
Haris Bin Bolos (WARISAN)
Tay Jin Kiong @ Alfred (PCS)
Jamawi Bin Ja’afar (BN)

P.182 – PENSIANGAN

Joh Bin Jimmy @ Richard Joe Jimmy (STAR)
Raymond Bin Ahuar (PKR)
Maidin Bin Atak @ Maidin Haji Osman (PCS)
Arthur Joseph Kurup (BN)
Engah Bin Sintan @ Dahlan Bin Abdullah (BEBAS-RUMAH

DUN

N.37 – SOOK

Ellron Bin Angin (BN) *
Baritus Bin Gungkit (STAR)
Beaty Fred @ Peter Beaty (ANAKNEGERI)
Martin Tomy @ Tommy (WARISAN)

AHUAR RASAM

N.38 – NABAWAN

Bobbey Ah Fang Bin Suan (BN) *
Ahuar Bin Rasam (WARISAN)
Angin @ Nasruddin Bin Lambahan (PCS)
Apandy @ Lukan Bin Angindi (HR)

P.183 – BELURAN

Ronald Kiandee (BN) *
Salimah Binti Oyong (BEBAS-BUKU)
Toidy Luit (PCS)
Sipin Bin Kadandi (HR)
Japar Bin Zairun (WARISAN)
Lem @ Salim Bin Matin (PERPADUAN)

DUN

N.39 – SUGUT

James Bin Ratib (BN) *
Mohd Arshad Bin Abdul (PERPADUAN)
Aspah Bin Abdullah Sani (WARISAN)
Ag Osman Asibih (PKS)

N.40 – LABUK

Abdul Rahman Bin Kongkawang (BN)
Albert Thomas Enti (PKS)
Rainus Bin Awang (STAR)
James Bin Miki (PCS)
Ramsah Bin Tasim @ Ramsah Bin Tashim (WARISAN)

Musa Aman comes to file his nomination papers for Gum Gum.

P.184 – LIBARAN

Zakaria Bin Mohd Edris @ Tubau (BN)
Alfian Bin Mansyur (HR)
Irwanshah Bin Mustapa (WARISAN)

DUN

N.41 – GUM-GUM

Arunarnsin Bin Taib (WARISAN)
Joilin @ Christine Binti Bugung (PKS)
Jamaludin Bin Lamba (PPRS)
Juslie Bin Ajirol (BN)
Dahil Bin Masdik (HR)

N.42 – SUNGAI SIBUGA

Musa Bin Aman (BN) *
Osman Bin Enting (PKS)
Asmara Bin Abdul Rahman (WARISAN)

Batu Sapi will see a four-cornered fight involving VK Liew, fourth from left, the former LDP president and Sandakan MP as well as BN incumbent Linda Tsen, fourth from right.

P.185 – BATU SAPI

Tsen Thau Lin (BN) *
Liew Vui Keong (WARISAN)
Hamza Bin A. Abdullah @ Hamzah (AMANAH)
Norsah Binti Bongsu (PAS)

DUN

N.43 – SEKONG

Sahar Bin Abdul Majid (PAS)
Arifin Bin Asgali (WARISAN)
Samsudin Bin Yahya (BN) *
Abdul Rashid Bin Abdul Rahman (STAR)
Alias Rahmad Bin Benjamin (PKS)
Datu Mohd Faisal Bin Datu Bachtiyal (BEBAS-KAPALTERBANG)

N.44 – KARAMUNTING

Norsah Binti Bongsu (PAS)
Besarun Bin Kecha (STAR)
Hiew Vun Zin (WARISAN)
Lim Kai Min (BN)

DAP Sabah strongman Stephen Wong Tien Fatt is up in a straight fight with BN’s Lim Ming Hoo

P.186 – SANDAKAN

Lim Ming Hoo (BN)
Wong Tien Fatt @ Wong Nyuk Foh (DAP) *

DUN

N.45 – ELOPURA

Chan Tzun Hei (BN)
Chong Ket Kiun (DAP)

N.46 – TANJONG PAPAT

Tan Shu Kiah (BN) *
Poon Ming Fung (DAP)
Jufazli Bin Shi Ahmad (BEBAS-KUNCI)

The BN candidates for Kinabatangan.

P.187 – KINABATANGAN

Mustapa Bin Datu Tambuyong (HR)
MA Ghazali Bin Abdul Ghani (WARISAN)
Moktar Bin Radin (BN) *

NORFAIZAH CHUA

DUN

N.47 – KUAMUT

Masiung Bin Banah (BN) *
Edward Podok (PCS)
Norfaizah Chua @ Giak Kiang (WARISAN)
Jumaidin Bin Lakalla (PAS)
James Bin Ait (STAR)

N.48 – SUKAU

Muariffidin Bin Abdul Malek (HR)
Mohd Ismail Bin Ayob (WARISAN)
Saddi Bin Abdu Rahman (BN) *
Abdulgani Bin Kosui (PPRS)

The various candidates for Silam.

P.188 – SILAM

Datu Nasrun Bin Datu Mansur (BN) *
Mohamaddin Bin Ketapi (WARISAN)
Ramli Bin Pataruddin (PAS)
Siti Shazianti Binti Ajak (HR)

YUSOF APDAL

DUN

N.49 – TUNGKU

Bulangan Panasi (HR)
Abd Rahman Bin Taggoh (PKS)
Mizma Binti Appehdullah (BN)
Assaffal @ Samsul Kamal Bin P Alian (WARISAN)

N.50 – LAHAD DATU

Mohammad Yusof Bin Apdal (BN) *
Wong Yu Chin (HR)
Dumi Bin Pg. Masdal (WARISAN)

N.51 – KUNAK

Nilwan Bin Kabang (BN) *
Norazlinah Binti Arif (WARISAN)
Sahing Bin Taking (HR)
Kasman Bin Karate (PAS)

The Warisan supporters in Semporna.

P.189 – SEMPORNA

Abdul Nasir Bin Ab Raup (PAS)
Asmara Bin Asmad (HR)
Ramlee Bin Marahaban (BN)
Mohd Shafie Bin Apdal (WARISAN) *

SHAFIE APDAL

DUN

N.52 – SULABAYAN

Jaujan Bin Sambakong (WARISAN) *
Untung Bin Tanjong Baru (HR)
Harman Bin Mohamad (BN)
Abdul Nasir Bin Ab Raup (PAS)

N.53 – SENALLANG

Mohd Shafie Bin Apdal (WARISAN)
Nasir Bin Sakaran (BN) *

N.54 – BUGAYA

Mohammad Said Bin Tiblan (PPRS)
Kulli Bin Maralam (PKS)
Mahamod Bin Sarahil (PAS)
Manis Buka Binti Mohd Darah (WARISAN)
Razak Bin Sakaran Dandai (BN)
Abd Muksin Bin Mohammad Hassan (BEBAS-TRAKTOR)

Christina Liew, left, will contest the Tawau parliament seat while Jimmy Wong returns to Sri Tanjung.

P.190 – TAWAU

Yap Kain Ching @ Mary Yap Ken Jin (BN) *
Alizaman Bin Jijurahman (HR)
Mohamad Bin Husain (PAS)
Liew Chin Jin (PKR)

DUN

N.55 – BALUNG

Razali Bin Hamzah (HR)
Amboase Bin Ramano (PAS)
Osman Bin Jamal @ Jamar (BN)
Alipa Bin Jackery (USNO)
Andi Rus Diana Bt Andi Paladjareng (WARISAN)

Mary Yap, right, will be defending Tawau while Nizam Titingan is in Apas and Osman Jamal in Balung.

N.56 – APAS

Abdul Salip Bin Ejal (WARISAN)
Alizaman Bin Jijurahman (HR)
Daud Bin Jalaluddin (PAS)
Nizam Bin Abu Bakar Titingan (BN)

N.57 – SRI TANJONG

LOH SU FUI

Pang Thou Chung (HR)
Lo Su Fui (BN)
Leong Yun Fui (PKS)
Wong Sze Phin @ Jimmy (DAP)

P.191 – KALABAKAN

Ma’mun Bin Sulaiman (WARISAN)
Abdul Ghapur Bin Salleh (BN) *
Norbin Bin Aloh (PAS)
Ahmad Bin Lahama (PPRS)

DUN

SARIFUDDIN HATA

N.58 – MEROTAI

Ahmad Bin Dullah (PAS)
Lim Ting Khai (BN)
Sharatha Masyaroh binti John Ridwan Lincon (HR)
Arbaani Bin Akum (AMANAH)
Sarifuddin Bin Hata (WARISAN)
Azizul Bin Tandek (PKS)
Mohd Nasir Bin Sumadi (USNO)

N.59 – TANJONG BATU

Hamisa Binti Samat (BN) *
Usman Bin Madeaming (PAS)
Ardi Bin Arsah @ Samsi (PPRS)
Ismail Bin Senang (WARISAN)

N.60 – SEBATIK

Yusri Bin Yunus (PPRS)
Roslan Bin Ramli (PAS)
Abd Muis Bin Picho (BN) *
Hassan A Gani Pg Amir (WARISAN)

* Those marked with the asterisk are incumbents/* Mereka yang ditandai dengan asterisk adalah penyandang


MUSA AMAN / ROADSHOW YAYASAN SABAH BERSAMA RAKYAT

The state government’s move to introduce communal grants is to ensure land stays in families and is passed down the generations.

About 9,000 hectares of land for communal grants has been approved so far.

Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman says communal grants given by the state government to the people cannot be abolished.

He said the names stated on the grants were those of selected hardcore poor household heads.

“We (the state government) gave the communal grants to enable the people to own land which could be handed down to their children and grandchildren… the land can be developed for anything.

“So when the Warisan party president said he would abolish the communal grants, why? To give to other people? Communal grants have the names of the people on them… the land cannot be sold,” he said when handing over communal grants and subsidy aid for senior citizens here yesterday.

Earlier, state Land and Survey Department director Safar Untong said 19 communal grants were handed to village chiefs representing 1,136 selected household heads from 37 villages.

During the function, Musa presented subsidy aid of RM2,000 each to 10 senior citizens to cover part of the cost for the sub-division of their land by a licensed surveyor.


 


It’s the grand dance of democracy in Sabah, state and parliament elections are due in less than 30 days. I am in the midst of massive electoral environment in the state. As a strategist & analyst, I can foresee a clear & spectacular win for BN Sabah all over again. Tan Sri Musa Aman is all set to win 50+ state seats to form the government for the 15th year in succession. An unprecedented win for any state leader, anywhere in Malaysia.

What is quite startling for me as an analyst is almost zero anti-incumbency for an incumbent government, even after being 15 years as Chief Minister since 2003. It’s very rare scene in the contemporary political ecosystem. The credit certainly must be given to the Chief Minister of Sabah Tan Sri Musa Aman. He deserves it the most. It’s evident from my random interactions with common people cut across many sections, that there is a great respect for Musa Aman.

I see a visible glee in the faces of people, when they speak about their leader who they consider their very own. It’s amazing that an elected leader of a state can find a place in the hearts and minds of people for such a long duration, in the days where the anti-incumbency seems an ‘every 5 year affair’ across the country and ‘loyalty’ is almost a misnomer.

Despite all the media stories on GST negative impact on trader community and Shafie Apdal’s anti Musa crusade leading to a possible nail biting finish in Sabah, the ground reality looks quite different. Shafie Apdal including all the other bickering opposition parties seems to have lost the battle against Musa Aman even before they waged it, with Shafie’s organization split vertically with his politically naïve move to partner with Dr Mahathir and not working with local opposition, just ahead of elections. If a leader has initiated a movement for an objective, how can he surrender without any clear and executable assurance to a political party and become Tun Dr Mahathir’s puppet? Is the question being posed by many Sabahans. There is a growing trust deficit in his followers over his recent political moves.

GST woes are temporary & they are symptomatic teething problems of the largest indirect tax reform enforced by a reformist Prime Minister. It did pinch the massive unorganized sector & small traders across the state, they surely were angry. However, when the rational thinking kicked in preparation for casting their vote, they seem to have clearly understood the odds and outcomes of voting against the government.

Many traders still have the memories of kidnappings and Abu Sayaff , but since 2017 no kidnappings in the Eastern Sabah security Zone (Esszone) which covers 1400 km of the east coast from Kudat to Tawau. Hence, tourist arrival was all time high at 3.5 million and nearly RM7.25 billion was spent in Sabah. Traders are laughing all the way to the banks. They are not willing to lose the peace and tranquility they enjoy currently in the business ecosystem of the state for temporary pinch point like GST. Traders I spoke to are reconciling and seem to have realized that GST is an irreversible tax reform and they need to get to terms with it & move on & move on they have. After its introduction since 2015, it’s slowly but surely dawning onto them that GST is for the larger good of the nation and to boost the economic activity, which will impact them positively in future.

They also understand their businesses now get many financial and funding benefits for being registered and tax paying. They seem to understand voting for the opposition would destroy the peaceful business environment which currently exist across the state, with highly capable law and order machinery under the BN rule. They are not willing to forgo this peace and tranquility in the state at any cost.

Many openly stated that the law and order is so exemplary in the state that young women in their families have nothing to fear going out even in the middle of the night. Sabahans have no major issue with BN government. Few sections of the community which supported the opposition are reviewing their decision. The unprecedented growth rate of over 6.1% which was is the highest in Malaysia has positively impacted Sabahans more than anyone else. The rapid growth of urban trade & ecotourism business across the state also has positively impacted this close-knit community leading to massive wealth and employment creation.

The emotional surge of Sabahans for restoring Sabah rights in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the significant progress made by Sabah State government with the Federal Government has made many opposition sections support Musa; however, in retrospect all these sections seem to be realizing the danger of having a weak government in the state under an Opposition, and its colossal damage to their community and the entire state.  The word opposition seems to only bring back bad memories to the people of Sabah.  I am quite surprised at the contempt most people I spoke to, have shown to this Shafie’s Party Warisan.. They don’t even imagine Sabah to be ever ruled by opposition again, such is the gross distaste for opposition parties in the state.

Musa Aman in his more than a decade rule, to be exact 15 years, has made historic progress in the state and it has impacted the lives of every single individual and every section of population. He did not make empty promises, declare popular welfare schemes or doled out freebies. He has bettered the living standards of common people by investing massively into rural and urban infrastructure, delivered transparent and good governance with easy and undeterred access to the citizens. He has increased Per Capita GDP from RM11,000 to RM20,000, he has increased household income from RM3,745 to RM4,1100, he has reduced hardcore poor from 25 per cent to 5 per cent from 2005 to 2016.

He has ensured the bare civic and economic necessities like drinking and irrigation water, electricity to households, homes and industries, public transport and public finance are delivered at the lowest cost ever. His vision has turned Sabah into a model economy which thrives with large scale enterprise and vibrant inclusive growth.

It might sound like I wrote a eulogy for Musa Aman, but this is the first-hand feedback and dispassionate inputs from the regular people on the streets. Everyone in the state seem to acknowledge and realise that quantifiable development has occurred under Musa Aman regime and the BN Sabah rule. Above that, they are also fully aware of every aspect of where this progress has been made in comparison with erstwhile opposition rule.

Most of those I spoke to, speak of opposition misgovernance and lack of competence to run a state like Sabah, as if they had ruled the state in the last term. Such are the memories from opposition rule. Musa Aman’s master political strategy also ensured that Sabahans never forget the disastrous rule during opposition time. BN Sabah not just communicates the successful governance delivery of its government, it also seems to ensure opposition model of misgovernance remains constantly in the minds of voters.

Opposition stands no chance in Sabah. As I see, it will lose the election with very huge margin and end up losing more than 20 per cent of its existing assembly seats. The electoral outcomes of Sabah will be a death-knell to Shafie Apdal and the all the other opposition parties. Sabah election results will destroy all and any possibility of Party Warisan rising in the near future.

There’s simply no escape from accountability this time around for Shafie Apdal and the combine opposition. BN Sabah win will be a decisive one. It will once again prove that in a democracy, if a party can deliver on its promises to its people and sincerely serve them to impact their everyday lives positively, the voters will ensure repeat victories.  Musa Aman will set an unprecedented national record for being the only leader from Borneo State to be reelected 4 times in a row , for UMNO, since 2003. In my field level electoral analysis, I foresee BN Sabah winning about 50 state seats.

NB: Today 8/4/2018, this piece came out in the Daily Express Sabah


The Sabah government is committed to ensuring continuous political stability, economic development and social progress in the state, Chief Minister Musa Aman said.

Musa said efforts would also be made to ensure the people continuously benefit from programmes to improve their living standard, as well as maintain harmony and stability in the state.

“Therefore, any action that can have a negative effect on unity and stability should be avoided to enable us to achieve our aspiration, improve the socio-economic standard and focus on efforts to bring more progress to the state,” he said.

Musa said this in his speech at an Ang Pow Festival dinner organised by the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration in Kota Kinabalu last night.

At the event, Musa also announced an allocation of RM50,000 to FCAS.

Musa said the state government had never neglected any faction of the society in its implementation of development programmes, but strived for the benefit of all quarters, regardless of religion or ethnic, as evident with the huge allocation provided for non-Islamic schools and houses of worship.

He said the state government had allocated about RM300 million for non-Islamic schools and houses of worship in Sabah since 10 years ago.

“When I was appointed chief minister, the allocation for non-Islamic schools and houses of worship was only RM1.5 million then. I felt the amount was not enough and I increased the allocation to RM30 million a year,” he said.

As such, he urged the Chinese community in Sabah to continue to support and help the government in efforts to further develop the state.

– Bernama


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THE Sabah government wants the state to be on a par with Singapore and Dubai through the implementation of transformation programmes, including the Tanjung Aru Eco Development (TAED). Chief Minister Musa Aman said TAED would beautify and further transform the image of Kota Kinabalu as the state capital, through the construction of world-class hotels and various facilities.

TAED is a mega-project implemented and supervised by Tanjung Aru Eco Development Sdn Bhd, which is wholly owned by the state government. It is expected to be completed next year.

Musa said the federal government provided support for the project’s development, giving an allocation of RM500 million.

“I have big plans. I want Sabah to be on a par with Singapore and Dubai,” he said at the opening ceremony of SMK Bandau in Kota Marudu today.

The event was officiated by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Present were Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid and state education director Maimunah Suhaibul.

Musa said the Sabah International Convention Centre, expected to be completed by the end of the year, would lead to more tourism activities in the state, and boost development.

On education, he said the state government was focused on ensuring the development of more efficient human capital.

He thanked the federal government, especially Najib, for being concerned about the development of education in Sabah, and providing major allocations towards this end. – Bernama, January 19, 2018.

 


Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has urged European Union member countries to stop its ongoing campaign against the oil palm industry.

He said it was rather unfortunate that some of the EU member countries had painted a negative image in an attempt to boycott the industry.

Those who were against the industry must realise that Malaysia has 680,000 oil palm smallholders, of whom 200,000 are from Sabah, that happens to be the largest producer of crude palm oil (CPO) in the country, he claimed.

“A negative campaign or boycott could affect global CPO prices. What is going to happen to these smallholders whose livelihoods depend on oil palm?

“This could mean loss of income for them and their families,” he said during a courtesy call by a 14-member EU Delegation of Ambassadors led by ambassador and head of delegation of the EU to Malaysia, Maria Castillo Fernandez, at his office in Kota Kinabalu today.

Musa, who is also the state finance minister, said the Sabah government had taken steps to ensure the oil palm industry continued to be sustainable, which included the launch of a programme in 2015 to have all CPO produced from Sabah to be Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

In that endeavour, he said the Sabah government had the support of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to guide the CSPO process, and hoped the EU member countries could keep an open mind on the matter.

Musa further said that Sabah adopted one of the best forest management and environmental conservation practices in this region.

The state government has gazetted 26 percent of its total land mass as totally protected areas, which exceeded the International Union for Conservation of Nature target of only 10 per cent.

“We are actually targeting 30 percent or 2.2 million hectares, which we are confident of achieving in the next five years, if not earlier,” he said.

The chief minister said it must also be noted that Sabah had restored and planted forests well over 700,000ha, presumably the largest such undertaking in the tropics.

“I must tell you the Sabah story on forest management, so you can tell it to your European communities…concerted efforts with concrete results are being made and this must be made known to the world,” he stressed.

He also informed the delegation of the state government’s close ties with the federal government under the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who continued to focus on the needs of Sabah in terms of allocations to fund development initiatives.

Musa looked forward to continue cooperation with the EU countries in terms of trade, investment, tourism and culture, alluding to the EU film festival that was launch this evening.

Meanwhile, Fernandez assured Musa there was no official boycott against the oil palm industry by EU member countries, but that there was a debate on the issue of oil palm and deforestation.

“We want to reach out to the stakeholders in Malaysia and engage in a dialogue to better understand the industry so we can explain it to the European communities,” she said.

French Ambassador to Malaysia, Frederic Laplanche said the good work done on forest conservation in Sabah must be acknowledged, in which the state had been forward-looking and deserved the EU support in the spirit of cooperation.

Bernama


If we consider the political scenario of Sabah, we find very few effective and influential leaders. The reason being, the majority of the political parties are still using the old ways of influencing the voters with religion and race based politics and we lack leaders with strong development agenda coupled with tough decision-making capabilities. To stay at par with the fast changing world, we cannot rely on politicians who have been using the traditional political games for their own benefits. But, there have been some leaders who have been successful to eliminate the stagnancy of the political borders and proved themselves as influential leaders focused on the development and a work-oriented approach.

Tan Sri Musa Aman, the Chief Minister of Sabah, has been one of the most inspiring leader who has emerged in the Sabah political landscape and given a ray of hope to Sabahans.

Musa Aman, became the Chief Minister of Sabah in 2003. He has proved his credibility and capability by fulfilling all the promises made during the elections in the past 14 years. Another differentiating factor for Musa has been his clean image and zero tolerance towards corruption. Although his stance has been one of the reasons for a feud with some of the former senior party leaders, Musa Aman has proved his toughness by taking strict actions whenever required. This clean, clear and straight approach certainly puts him in a different league of his own.

When it comes to development, no other CM or Menteri Besar in the country can match up to Musa’s level. Under his regime, various exemplary infrastructure projects have been undertaken and initiated, the major projects include Sabah Pan Borneo Highway a 706-kilometre highway upgraded from a two-lane dual carriageway to a four-lane, the building and upgrading of roads included three multi-level interchanges in Kota Kinabalu, the multi-billion ringgit Tanjung Aru Eco-Development project which will transform Tanjung Aru into one of the region’s best tourist spots. And as of Sept this year, the number of projects approved is 647 namely 304 extension projects and 343 new projects. Among the projects are the, rural clean drinking water and electricity supplies, rural roads and people’s housing programme.

Other initiatives such as parks, cycling tracks, stadiums, promotion of rural tourism, tree plantation drives and even releasing of baby sea turtles hatchings and the free Wifi service in Kota Kinabalu has gained Musa a large following and a feeling of belongingness even with the youth of the state.

The launching of the first Malaysia Art School (Sekolah Seni Malaysia) Sabah at the Sandakan Education Hub is another example. The love of art and music among Sabahans is obvious and the setting up of the art school in Sandakan has provided space and opportunity for youngsters who want to pursue their studies in arts. Sabah is known for its different ethnics, races and cultures and Sabahans are also known to be talented in arts and singing. Sabah is a rich repository of art, culture and traditions and the state government under Musa has committed to preserve and further promote it and the youth can play a vital role in this direction. Hence, this art school in the Sandakan Education Hub will not only ensure that  Sabah traditional cultures such as dances will not be lost in time, but it will also provide opportunities for Sabahans to enhance their talents in arts. Besides, music is food for the soul and Sabah is universally acclaimed for its diverse folk songs and versatile musicians.

The chief minister knows the youth are the key players in the process of development and the state government has to empower them with positive perspectives so as to fully harness their potential. And hence, providing training,  adequate employment and self-employment opportunities to the youth of the state was the prime concern of the state government.

When it comes to the younger generations and people concerned about development using new-age technologies, Musa Aman has made a mark for himself, which is next to impossible for anyone else to achieve. With the digitization of various government departments, a host of useful apps for information and faster grievance redressal, instant assistance and help for emergency situations, Musa has made the best optimal utilization of technology for the modernization of the state and benefit of the people. Although we usually hear the terms women safety and empowerment frequently in the political manifestos, it has been actually implemented in Sabah with schemes like Sabah Women TH50 an entrepreneurial programme ‘Creating Millionaires Among Young Women Entrepreneurs (Cream)’ and Micro Credit & Usahawan Desa.

According to so many Opinion Polls, Musa is ranked as one of the best Chief Minister across Malaysia. So, when we come to his comparison with the past CM’s of the state, nobody stands even close to him for consideration. If we take into account the upcoming general elections expected before May 2018, the CM candidate for Gabungan Sabah is Dr Jeffrey Kitingan while Shafie Apdal being the CM candidate for PH Warisan plus. Considering these leaders, Musa definitely comes as a preferred choice for the people due to his clean image and orientation towards development.

After 14 years Musa has not only proved to be a successful leader whose agenda is development and modernization but also he has displayed a strong political acumen. His ideology of “Work says it all”, displays his confidence of the several positive developments undertaken by him. Previously, Sabah used to be in the news only for the wrong reasons and various controversies surrounding the CMs, but due to the efforts and personal character of Musa, the perception of people has changed towards Sabah, Sabah is seen in a good and positive light. While it becomes difficult to compare any existing and potential candidate with him for the position of the Chief Minister of Sabah, if we take into account the previous 12 chief ministers of Sabah ( Faud Stephens, Peter Lo, Tun Mustapha, Mohammad Said Keruak, Harris Salleh, Pairin Kitingan, Tun Sakaran Dandai, Salleh Said Keruak, Yong Teck Lee, Bernard Dompok, Osu Sukam and Chong Kah Keat), Musa Aman certainly emerges out as one of the best and most influential CM until now.

 


Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman said Parti Warisan Sabah president Mohd Shafie Apdal should let MACC do its job in investigating alleged corruption involving the Rural and Regional Development Ministry during the latter’s tenure as its minister.

He said Shafie should be more composed in handling the situation, instead of hurling accusations at others and trying to implicate others.

“There is no need to act all panicky. There is nothing to fear if you are not in the wrong, like the Malay saying ‘Berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah’ (bold because you’re right, fearful if you’re wrong),” he told reporters today.

Musa said up till now, he had not said a word about the case despite being openly attacked in the latter’s political ceramahs and social media.

”However, today I feel compelled to say something because he tried to implicate me in Parliament by saying someone related to me got a project.

“I was not even aware of the project in question. I have a large extended family. I can’t stop those who are friendly to Shafie from getting projects,” he said.

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He said Shafie (photo) should be more gentlemanly in his conduct and not use parliamentary immunity and diversionary tactics to remove the spotlight from himself.

He also said MACC has hauled in individuals from both sides of the political divide in its investigations of corruption cases in the country.

“The issue of this case being politically motivated does not arise because MACC has gone after people from the ruling party in many other cases,” he said.

He said MACC should be allowed to conduct its official investigation without fear or favour and certainly without all the dramatic ranting.

“Maybe some people have the time to whine and rant all over the place but I do not because I have a state to take care of,” he said.

– Bernama


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