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"The natives are now being outnumbered with the sudden increase in population due to an uncontrolled influx of foreigners getting Identity Cards (IC) through the back door."
- Datuk Radin Malleh, PBS Vice President

IN THE NEWS

Respect 20 Points as ‘political agreement’

TENOM, July 4, 2014 (The Borneo Post) --- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice president Datuk Radin Malleh has insisted that the 20 Points must not be disputed and considered a political agreement relating to the formation of the Federation of Malaysia. “While opinions on the 20 Points are consistent with freedom of expression in the country, they will confuse the people and may cause anxiety among the various races especially Malaysians in Sabah and Sarawak,” he said when officiating at the meet-the-people and opening of Kampung Rayoh branch PBS Annual General Meeting here recently. He said, Malaysia which practises parliamentary democracy, every group and individual are free to express their views, but they should take into account the sensitivities of the various communities. He said that such opinions on the 20 Points also seemed to show that many of the government policies and development programmes in the country can also be considered as political agreement.


BN may break up

KOTA KINABALU
, June 9, 2014 (The Borneo Post) --- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has called on the Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure that the principle of consensus decision making is rigorously maintained.
If this is not done, Pairin said he feared that it could cause the BN to break up as the consensus principle strengthens and bonds the coalition. “That is very crucial (and) very important because this consensual decision brings about a feeling of sincerity, respectability and commitment which strengthens and bonds the BN together. Now, if that were to be destroyed, then it is not going to be the same and will lead to the break-up of BN because it will allow a free-for-all situation,” he stressed when met at the PBS Inanam annual general meeting yesterday.

PBS to strengthen multiracial identity

KOTA KINABALU, March 7, 2014 (The Borneo Post) --- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan wants the party to further strengthen its position as a multiracial party representing all ethnic groups in Sabah.


PBS not backing KDM M’sia’s bid

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 24, 2014 (The Borneo Post) --- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will not support KDM Malaysia’s application to join Barisan Nasional (BN) once it has registered as a political party.
Its president, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, said that while no one can stop KDM Malaysia from switching from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to a political party, PBS will not accept it into BN.

PBS to continue championing the use of word "ALLAH"

TENOM (Feb 7, 2014): Parti Bersatu Sabah will remain steadfast in its struggle to uphold the rights of all Malaysians to religious freedom as guaranteed and enshrined in the Federal Constitution. Its deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Ongkili said religious freedom was one of the foundations of the establishment of PBS as a multi-racial party which promotes freedom to practise one’s religion, culture and of association. Its deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Ongkili said religious freedom was one of the foundations of the establishment of PBS as a multi-racial party which promotes freedom to practise one’s religion, culture and of association. “Hence, PBS will also continue to pursue the rights of Christians in Malaysia, especially Sabah and Sarawak, to use the word Allah in their worship, prayers, bibles and Christian practice as they have been doing since before Merdeka. “The freedom to use the word 'Allah' will continue to be pursued through consultation and negotiation at the federal government level,” said Dr. Ongkili, who is also Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.


PBS renews call for new state constituency

PAPAR, December 27, 2013 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has renewed its call to have the area from Limbahau to Kaiduan made a new state constituency. Its secretary general, Datuk Johnny Mositun, said the proposed delineation was needed given the large and growing population in Papar parliamentary constituency.


Party-hopping ‘unprincipled behaviour’

KOTA MARUDU, Nov 8 (The Borneo Post) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) is a “doer of development” unlike the Opposition who can only shout and promise the moon but deliver nothing, according to Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili.


Henrynus Amin Urges Supporters To Accept Party Election Results, Unite

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 28 (Bernama) -- In a spirit of camaraderie, Datuk Henrynus Amin, the runner-up in the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) election for the deputy president post, has called on his supporters to accept the outcome of the party election and close ranks for the sake of party unity.


Maximus, Yee Retain PBS Deputy President Posts

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili and Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai retained their deputy president posts for the non-Muslim Bumiputera and Chinese quotas respectively in Parti Bersatu Sabah's (PBS) Supreme Council elections here Wednesday night.


Jikulin Emerges As New PBS Youth Chief

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 22 (Bernama) -- The Liawan Division Parti Bersatu Sabah(PBS) Chief Datuk Jake Jikulin Nointin emerged as the new Youth chief defeating the post's incumbent Datuk Jahid Jahim by a majority of 11 votes at the elections in Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang here Tuesday.


Pairin rebukes Ikatan Muslimin chief

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 18 (The Borneo Post) -- Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has rebuked the president of Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia, Abdullah Zaik Abd Rahman for asking those who do not agree with the ban on the word Allah in The Herald to leave Malaysia.

State Mufti should apologize for ‘invented race’ remark

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 18 (The Borneo Post) -- State Mufti Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar should be sincere in making amends to the KadazanDusun community whom he has offended and hurt with his claim that they are of an ‘invented race’.

Najib Confident PBS Will Adapt To New Political Landscape To Strengthen BN

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is confident that Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will take appropriate steps in adapting to the country's new political landscape so as to remain relevant and to strengthen Barisan Nasional (BN).


Ongkili calls for calm over court ruling on use of word ‘Allah’

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 17, 2013 (The Borneo Post) -- Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili has called on Malaysians from all religions to remain calm in light of the Court of Appeal’s ruling that the Catholic weekly, The Herald, is not allowed to use the word “Allah” in its publication.


Don’t let groups export religious issue to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 17, 2013 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and other senior Barisan Nasional (BN) federal leaders not to give in to extreme religious views of certain Malay rights groups threatening to export their fight to ban the use of “Kalimah Allah” to Sabah and Sarawak.


PBS asks state mufti to clarify or apologise

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 10, 2013 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has called on state mufti Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar to clarify the content and context of his statement or apologise to the people of Sabah if the strings of criticism against him for his uncalled-for “masuk Melayu” statement were to stop.

Maximus: Reinvent power-sharing formula and BN will soar

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 16, 2013 (The Star Online) -- A “reinvention” of the power-sharing formula among the Barisan Nasional components in Sabah is needed to enhance the people’s support for the ruling coalition, a senior Parti Bersatu Sabah leader said.


All posts in PBS expected to be hotly contested except presidency

TONGOD, Sept 16, 2013 (The Borneo Post) -- All party posts in the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Supreme Council except the president are expected to be hotly contested by aspiring leaders in the upcoming PBS Delegates Conference that will be held from Oct 21-23.

PBS Bent On Renewing Itself

KOTA MARUDU, Sept 6 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is taking measures to renew itself, consistent with the national call for a rebranding of Barisan Nasional (BN) to appeal to the people's current flavour and needs.


SEDA gets new chairman

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 2, 2013 (New Straits Times) --- Former Sabah deputy chief minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai was made chairman of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) effective September 1.

PBS has to reorganise, strategise

MATUNGGUNG, Aug 26 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) need to reorganize, strategize and raise new leaders in tandem with changing expectation if the party were to remain relevant in the 21st century.

PBS Has Vital Role In BN To Realise 1Malaysia Agenda

LABUAN, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has a vital role in Barisan Nasional (BN) to champion and promote the spirit of multi-racialism to realise the 1Malaysia agenda.


CM among 2,000 at PBS Raya open house

Posted on August 25, 2013, Sunday


KOTA KINABALU: More than 2,000 attended Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Hari Raya Open House held at Airprot View Hotel here yesterday.

Check NRD Records For Dubious Issuance Of ICs, RCI Told

KOTA KINABALU, July 25 (Bernama) -- The best way to identify those with dubious identity cards (IC) is to check the National Registration Department's (NRD) records, the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in Sabah was told today.


Pairin, Dompok, Kurup Offer Hand Of Unity To Help BN Win General Election

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Three Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) leaders offered each other the hand of unity last night in a long awaited encounter, symbolising their resolve to help Barisan Nasional (BN) win the 13th general election.


Opposition Parties At Loggerheads

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 11 (Bernama) -- The fact that Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and Keadilan Rakyat Party (PKR) are not able to achieve a consensus to be opposition in Sabah shows they cannot be trusted to administer the state, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


PBS Hands Over Evidence To Rci On Sabah's Illegal Immigrants

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) represented by its vice-president Datuk Radin Malleh today handed over evidence to the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah at its investigation team's office at Wisma Dang Bandang here.


BN Government At Its Strongest To Face General Election - Muhyiddin

PENAMPANG (Sabah), Nov 21 (Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional (BN) government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is now at its strongest to face the 13th general election, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.


Federal Government Ok To Finding Sustainable Solution On Sabah's Natural Resources - Muhyiddin

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- A proposal to establish a mechanism or committee to find the best solution pertaining to Sabah's natural resources such as oil and gas will be submitted to the federal government for consideration, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.


Pairin Still A Political Force To Be Reckoned With In Sabah

PENAMPANG (Sabah), Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, founder and president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) which holds its annual congress over three days from today, wields considerable influence in Sabah politics.


Muhyiddin Praises Loyalty Of PBS As BN Component Party

PENAMPANG (Sabah), Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says the loyalty and sincerity of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) as a component of the Barisan Nasional (BN) is most appreciated, particularly in developing the nation.


PBS Congress Begins Nov 20

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will be holding its three-day congress here from Nov 20.


PBS To Stay United Under BN Government

TAMBUNAN, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has stressed the party leadership would stay united under Barisan Nasional (BN) to develop Sabah.


PBS demands Nazri clarify ‘insensitive’ statement on illegals

KOTA KINABALU, October 5, 2012 (The Borneo Post) -- PBS has urged Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz to clarify his statement in Parliament denying the security threat posed by the huge presence of illegal immigrants in Sabah.


PBS disagrees with Land and Survey director on NCR

KOTA KINABALU, September 29, 2012 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) would not subscribe to the mode of interpretation used by Land and Survey director Datuk Osman Jamal, seemingly to nullify the established legal provisions for the rights of the indigenous community to their native customary rights (NCR) land after 1930.


BN Proves Its Concern For Sabah Under PM's Leadership

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said that Barisan Nasional's (BN) concern for Sabah under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's leadership was increasingly accepted by the people with the resolution of various issues.


Pairin Contesting For The Last Time

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- The 13th general election will be the last that Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, who is also the president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), will be contesting as a candidate.


RCI soon, Pairin assures

KOTA KINABALU, September 10, 2012 (The Borneo Post) -- Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has assured Sabahans that the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the presence of illegal immigrants and population boom in Sabah will be set up soon.


Pairin Calls On People Of Sabah To Give Full Support To Najib

RANAU, Sept 10 (Bernama) -- The people of Sabah have been urged to give solid support to the prime minister who pioneered numerous approaches including the transformation programmes which greatly benefit the people.


Ongkili Wants Singapore To Withdraw Ban On Male Native Workers From Sabah, Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 10 (Bernama) -- Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has appealed for Singapore to withdraw or review its decision to ban male natives from Sabah and Sarawak below 35 from working in the island republic.


Anti-Hopping Law Merits Review

TAMPARULI (Sabah), Aug 26 (Bernama) -- Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan opined that there is merit in bringing about a review of the anti-hopping law to stop politicians from changing parties after being elected to parliament or state assemblies.


PBS requests for return of Tenom seat

TENOM, August 21 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has requested that the Tenom parliamentary seat be given back to the party. The request was made by Tenom division chairman Datuk Radin Malleh at its 27th annual general meeting on August 18.


PBS Consistent In Struggles To Uplift Peoples Welfare In Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), formed 27 years ago, remains consistent in championing the rights and welfare of the people in Sabah said its President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


RCI has brought Sabah BN together

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 14 (Daily Express) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) said all Sabah BN political parties should be credited for their hard work as for the first time in the State's political history, all Sabah BN parties including the leadership in Sabah Umno stood together hand in hand in their key demand for the RCI (Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants.


Neither Jeffrey nor Yong who first called for RCI

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 14 (The Borneo Post) -- It is now clear that it was neither Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan nor Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee who had first championed the formation of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the illegal immigrant presence in in Sabah.


PBS to explain objectives of RCI

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 14 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will be mobilizing party machinery to explain to the people the objectives of the formation of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants.


Anwar a ‘master promise maker’

KOTA MARUDU, Aug 13 (The Borneo Post) -- Grand promises are easy for PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to make because the opposition need not have to fulfil them to the people, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili.


Only PM ready to take bull by horns

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 12 (The Borneo Post) -- Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili has described Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak as a true blue national statesman and the only Prime Minister who is prepared to take the bull by the horns and resolve the decades-old illegal immigrant problem in Sabah.


Dismay over Dr M’s statement

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 10 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Youth chief Datuk Jahid Jahim said the movement regretted Mahathir’s statement as the granting of Malaysian citizenship though the method mentioned by the former Prime Minister is against the Constitution and sovereign law of the country.


BN continues to bring devt

INANAM, Aug 5 (The Borneo Post) -- Inanam assemblyman, Datuk Johnny Goh said the country’s development process continues from the past, present to future under the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.


Pairin: Najib understands needs of Sabahans

TAMBUNAN, Aug 7 (The Borneo Post) -- Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan expressed his confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Najib Tun Razak’s leadership through government transformation programmes, which emphasised the people’s needs especially those living in remote areas, as it showed an understanding for the people of Sabah.


Act without fear, PBS urges police

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 30 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary general Datuk Henrynus Amin has asked the police to act on reports on the alleged issuance of Malaysian identity cards (ICs) to foreigners without fear.


Jeffrey's Criticism Of Pairin Misplaced, Says Henrynus

KOTA KINABALU, July 23 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Henrynus Amin on Monday derided Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan for what he described as misplaced criticism of Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan's unwavering support for the Barisan Nasional (BN), which he said reflects PBS confidence in the leadership and policies of the prime minister and the Sabah chief minister.


Last Term For Ongkili If Chosen And Wins Kota Marudu Seat

KOTA MARUDU, May 21 (Bernama) -- If Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili is chosen by the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership to defend his Kota Marudu parliamentary seat and wins it in the next general election, it would be his last term, he said.


Sabah People Urged To Remain United To Effectively Voice Their Need

KOTA MARUDU, May 20 (Bernama) -- The people must remain united in order to effectively voice their needs to the government, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.


Pesta Kaamatan Strengthens Unity

TELUPID, May 19 (Bernama) -- The Kaamatan (Harvest) festival celebration has played an important role in strengthening unity among the people, not only between the three main ethnic groups in Sabah - the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut, , but also permeated among the people regardless of race and religion, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


Malaysia Should Not Take For Granted Its Abundance Of Clean Water, Says Pairin

KOTA KINABALU, March 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia, which is blessed with abundance of clean water, should not take for granted that freshwater will always be available as the global warming is evidently taking its effect, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.


Pairin Wants Seat Allocation To Be Discussed In A Round Table, Not Openly

KOTA KINABALU, March 20 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan wants the seat allocation issue among state Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties to be discussed in a round table and not openly to ensure that the matter is solved in the spirit of BN.


Najib To Launch Groundbreaking Of Universiti Kadazandusun In June

PENAMPANG, March 11 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to launch the groundbreaking for the permanent campus of a Community College or Universiti Kadazandusun in Kaingaran, Tambunan in June, said the Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


PBS Expresses Confidence PM Would Form Royal Commission of Inquiry

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice-president Datuk Radin Malleh expressed confidence that the federal government would form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants in Sabah soon.


PBS Launches United Klang Valley Club To Attract Sabahans To Join Party

PETALING JAYA, Feb 6 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) launched the 'United Klang Valley Club' as an approach and strategy to attract more voters from among Sabahans in the Klang Valley to join the party.


Sabah People Urged To Support Prime Minister's Leadership, Policies

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- The people in Sabah were urged to support the leadership and policies introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.


Proposed native land tribunal for BN committee

KOTA KINABALU, February 2, 2012 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has expressed full support and plan to bring the proposed setting up of the native land tribunal to the Barisan Nasional committee on land issues chaired by the Chief Minister of Sabah for discussion and recommendation to the State Government.

PBS In Support Of Proposed Native Land Tribunal In Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 1 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has expressed full support and plans to take up the proposed setting up of the native land tribunal to the Barisan Nasional (BN) Committee on land issues chaired by Sabah Chief Minister.



NEWS OF THE PAST

Government Told To Cancel Dubious MyKad Of Foreign Immigrants

PENAMPANG, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- The president of Parti Bersatu Sabah Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan proposes that the government cancels all identity cards obtained by foreign immigrants through dubious means.


Unity And Struggle For Sabah People Continues To Be Cornerstone Of PBS

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- Unity for the sake of the party and the struggle for the people of Sabah, continues to be the cornerstone of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).


Be united in facing election

SANDAKAN, Oct 31, 2011 (The Star) -- Barisan Nasional component parties must put aside their internal and intra-party quarrels and focus on strengthening the coalition for the general election.


PBS Calls For Final Settlement Of Sabah Illegal Immigrant Problem

PENAMPANG, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan today called for a final settlement of the illegal immigrant problem in Sabah, literally describing it as a "wound" in the 1Malaysia "body" that has to be "surgically" treated.


Education Ministry Agrees To Delegate Power To Sabah, Sarawak To Manage Projects

PENAMPANG, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The Education Ministry has agreed to delegate power to each Education director of Sabah and Sarawak to manage the giving of education development project contracts in the two states.

 

Establish Royal Commission Of Inquiry On Illegal Immigrants

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has called on the federal government to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants in Sabah next year as a sign of its commitment towards resolving the issue.


Muhyiddin to open LDP and PBS meetings

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 29, 2011 (The Star) -- Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be in Sabah tomorrow to open the meetings of two state Barisan Nasional parties.


Ongkili Chairman Of Committee On Electoral Reform

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has been appointed to chair the Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral Reform, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced Thursday.


Nation's New Dawn In Politics

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- A new dawn in politics is looming in the country, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Henrynus Amin said Tuesday.


Pairin Dismisses Claim Bernard Maarat Wants To Stand As Independent Candidate

TUARAN, Sept 4 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan denied PBS Sook divisional chairman Datuk Bernard Maraat had insinuated that he would stand as an independent in the next general election if he was not selected as a BN candidate.


Parliamentary Select Committee May Address Validity Of Electoral Roll

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 18 (Bernama) - The establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee may hopefully address issues pertaining to validity of the electoral list.


Development For Indigenous People Carefully Thought Out

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The development programme involving indigenous communities is carefully thought out and not emotionally driven by certain quarters, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


Sabahans Should Unite For Better Future

KOTA BELUD, July 25 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has called on Sabahans to be united for a better future.


PBS Activates Election Machinery In 13 State, Four Parliamentary Seats

PENAMPANG, July 8 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has activated its election machinery in the party's 13 state and four parliamentary constituencies in the run-up to ...


Pairin Advices Departments To Fully Use Allocations Under 10th Malaysia Plan

KOTA KINABALU, July 5 (Bernama) -- Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan today reminded departments under his ministry to fully use funds allocated to them under the 10th Malaysia Plan.


SNAP Election This Year Possible, Says Pairin

KOTA KINABALU, June 29 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has hinted the possibility of an early general election although Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak did not specifically allude to it in his message during a meeting with Sabah Barisan Nasional(BN) leaders here today.


PBS endorses call to EC to restore Langkon constituency

MATUNGGONG, June 23, 2011 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) fully endorsed the call by PBS Matunggong for the Election Commission (EC) to restore Langkon constituency to the people within the old boundaries.


Herbert not worried over challenge

KOTA KINABALU, June 23 (The Borneo Post) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Kadamaian division chief Datuk Herbert T Lagadan is not worried that he is being challenged for the top post.


Ministry urged to apologise for insulting Huguan Siou

KOTA KINABALU, June 22, 2011 (The Borneo Post) -- Almost two weeks have passed but the supposedly grandeur national level Kaamatan Open House held on June 11 continues to receive criticism.


Water Flouridation In Sabah To Begin By Year-end

KOTA KINABALU, June 18 (Bernama) -- The first phase of a water flouridation programme for Sabah is scheduled to commence at the end of this year.


Pairin free to helm PBS

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (The Star) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah has given Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan the mandate to helm the party for as long as he wishes.


Snub of Huguan Siou causes stir

KOTA KINABALU, June 16 (The Star) -- The apparent snub of the Huguan Siou (paramount head) of the Kadazandusun people at the recent national-level Tadau Kaamatan open house here has caused a stir among the community.


Pairin: Not The Time Yet To Retire

KOTA KINABALU, June 14 (Bernama) -- Party Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan is not ready to retire from politics.


Is PBS Heading Towards Change Of Guard?

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) -- For the past two weeks there has been speculation that Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) may see some changes in its leadership as its top leader is said to be preparing a transition plan.


Give Chance To Locals In Interior Of Sabah To Become Teachers

TENOM, May 28 (Bernama) -- Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Radin Malleh has appealed to the Education Ministry to immediately review and relook at the decisions of the interviewers during an open interview for the teaching profession, meant for the locals in Nabawan and Kemabong in the interior of Sabah, on May 7.


Ministry Prepared To Help Set Up Kolej KDM In Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) -- The Higher Education Ministry is prepared to help realise the setting up of the proposed Kolej Kadazandusun Murut (Kolej KDM) in Sabah.


New Itinerary For This Year's Kaamatan Celebration

PENAMPANG (Sabah), May 27 (Bernama) -- Over the years, local residents and tourists have been flocking to Hongkod Koisaan (which means the Unity Hall in the Kadazan language), the venue for the state level Kaamatan festival held every May 30 and 31.


PBS Youth Doubts Datuk Akjan's Citizenship

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Youth said Friday it fully supports the call for the Malaysian government to strip Datu Mohamad Akjan Datu Ali Muhamad of his citizenship for proclaiming himself to be the "Sultan of Sulu" but expressed serious doubt whether he is a genuine Malaysian citizen.


New college to be built for Tambunan

TAMBUNAN, May 25 (The Star) -- Kadazandusun Huguan Siou (paramount leader) Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan had announced that the Kadazandusun Murut College (Kolej KDM) would be built in Kaingaran near here.


Pairin Supports Call To Make State Kaamatan A National-level Celebration

KENINGAU, May 23 (Bernama) -- Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan has expressed support to the call to turn the state-level Kaamatan Festival into a national-level celebration.


Kuala Penyu To Host State-Level Pesta Kaamatan Next Year

KUALA PENYU, May 23 (Bernama) -- The Kuala Penyu district has been selected to be the host for the state-level Pesta Kaamatan (harvest festival) in Sabah next year.


Petroleum Act review: Discuss first, says Pairin

PENAMPANG, May 12 (The Borneo Post) -- The call made by the Sabah Oil and Gas Contractors’ Association for the government to review the Petroleum Act 1974 must be discussed first before such a motion is tabled in parliament.


Privilege of CM to appoint DCM – Pairin

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 8 (The Borneo Post) -- Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai’s appointment as Deputy Chief Minister for the Chinese quota means he represents that community.


Bongkos slams Rahim for ‘insulting’ Pairin

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 31 (The Borneo Post) -- Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA) deputy president, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Clarence Bongkos Malakun has taken Pantai Manis assemblyman Datuk Rahim Ismail to task for his recent statement about the association’s president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


PBS suggests smaller auxiliary power plants

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 20 (The Borneo Post) -- A series of smaller auxiliary power plants should be built to meet the power needs of the Sandakan and Tawau divisions following the scrapping of the coal power plant near Lahad Datu, said PBS information chief Datuk Johnny Mositun.


Merit in royal commission on immigration problems

PENAMPANG, Feb 18 (New Sabah Times) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan asserted that there is merit in the suggestion that the Federal government set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the immigration problems in Sabah.


PBS Wants Top Kadazandusun, Murut Civil Servants Considered For Mayor's Post

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary general Datuk Henrynus Amin is confident that top Kadazandusun and Murut civil servants, including those categorised as Sino-Natives, Muslim or Non Muslim, would also be considered for the post of mayor of Kota Kinabalu.


PBS Against Proxy Voting System

TAWAU, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is against the Election Commission's (EC) proposal to introduce a proxy voting system to enable a registered voter to be represented by an approved proxy on polling day.


Kalabakan-Sepulut Road Expected To Be Ready In Two Years' Time

TAWAU, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Construction of the 145km road connecting Kalabakan in Tawau to Sepulut in Keningau, costing RM135 million is expected to be completed in two years' time, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.


PBS Sec-Gen Wants Former KDM PKR Members To Unite In BN

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Henrynus Amin said the party doors were always open to anyone, including former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and other former PKR members from the Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) community.


PBS Hails Appointment Of Sabahans To Head Sabah Info, Broadcasting Depts

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) on Wednesday hailed the recent appointment of Sabahans to head the State Information Department and State Broadcasting Department (RTM Sabah).


PBS Will Not Act On DAP's Behalf Over Native Status

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 4 (Bernama) -- DAP should initiate legal action or bring up the matter to the relevant department if indeed one of its leaders feels aggrieved by the controversy over his native status, says Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Henrynus Amin.


PBS Will Support Lifting Of Freeze On Issuance Of Native Certificate

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 31 (Bernama) -- Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Henrynus Amin said today the party would give its full support for any government move to lift the freeze on the issuance of the native certificate (Sijil Anak Negeri) to benefit genuine and qualified Sino-natives.


 
 
 
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