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The Malaysian government said the police and military presence in the area was being doubled, while the religious group said an undetermined number of supporters from the southern Philippines had entered the area to reinforce those supporting the claim.
Gunmen have killed five policemen in Malaysia’s Sabah state where members of an armed faction from the Philippines have been facing off with security forces as they stake an ancient claim to the remote corner of Borneo island. Police on Friday tried to end the standoff with scores of followers of the sultan of Sulu, a south Philippine region, who occupied a Sabah village in February to press their claim. Two policemen and 12 followers of the sultan were killed.
The killing of the five policemen late on Saturday, in an ambush on police hunting followers of the sultan, will reinforce fears that insecurity is spreading in a region rich in resources that has been of increasing interest to investors. Malaysia’s inspector general of police, Ismail Omar, tried to ease any worries on Sunday, saying the situation was under control.
Ten Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) was found dead endangered and is thought to have been poisoned, according to Malaysian officials, Tuesday (01/29/2013). They released a poignant photo shows a baby elephant who sniff and caress its mother.
Sabah Wildlife Department has formed a special task force together and organization WWF police to investigate the death of elephants. Director of the Sabah Wildlife Department, Laurentius Ambu said it received a report Wednesday that the death of pygmy elephants in the forests of Mount Rara, 130 kilometers from Tawau, Sabah.
“Earlier this year, two of eight elephants that had rotted carcass found near settlements. We believe that all these elephant-related deaths,” he said in an official statement. Mon Nathan, senior veterinary department, suspect animals that died from poisoning after discovering severe ulceration and bleeding in the digestive tract.
“It’s really a very sad sight to see all the elephants die, especially one dead female with a three month old baby who was alive to the side trying to wake her,” he said.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Museum unveils an international public-private sector collaboration yesterday with its American counterpart to re-engineer a 1937 vintage film, Borneo as a major tourism product of Malaysia and to ‘globalize’ the movie.Borneo is regarded by many as Malaysia’s first wildlife movie, in 18 separate language subtitles targeting 1.8 million viewers from a diverse international audience.
The re-branding and worldwide distribution of Borneo is rationalized under ‘Borneo-For-The-World’ 75th anniversary label. This global outreach campaign is spearheaded by Sabah Museum in association with the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas, USA.
It is managed and promoted by Infotronik, the Johnsons’ commercial rights holder in Malaysia, in partnership with a consortium of major sponsoring parties to re-introduce the 1937 movie as the eighth wonder of Sabah.
The year-long campaign is expected to rekindle the block-buster euphoria when the movie was first premiered in New York 75 years ago. The purpose is to re-invigorate Borneo to a new level of growth; creating value, conceptualizing sequels and motivating smart partnerships that will benefit history, education, arts and culture, film and music, tourism and businesses in Malaysia.
Joanna Datuk Kitingan, a former director of the Sabah State Archives, briefed Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun that Sabah Museum is committed to make Borneo and to distribute the movie to a global audience.
“We are celebrating a century-old Malaysian-American friendship fostered through the works of Martin and Osa Johnson with our forebears along the Kinabatangan River from 1920, 1935-36. Our objective is to enable more Malaysians and people around the world to see and enjoy this rare Martin and Osa Johnson’s film and be inspired by their true grit of flying adventures in faraway exotic land,” said Joana, the director of Sabah Museum.
A water theme park with a floating stage for orchestral performances in the middle, the largest duty-free shop in South East Asia and an adventure park are among future projects to be developed at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP).
They would be built in the vicinity of the Karambunai resort area where there are lots of sea sports
activities.KKIP Land and Business Development Senior Manager Lawrence Kimkuan said the industrial zones within KKIP have all been fully developed and are ready to be taken up by investors.So far, KKIP has managed to develop all of its 800 acres allocated for industrial purposes. It has also successfully developed other zones of the park into commercial and residential areas.
“Now, we are going to move into leisure and tourism aspect of the park.Unfortunately, the State Government has yet to approve our application to develop this zone. But it is coming,” said Kimkuan.The zone in question has actually been gazetted for tourism.However, KKIP still needs to gain approval from the State Government.
For a moment the post-post weight yet given me write my routine activities and increasingly crowded course. This time it was my brief post about the strange cloud phenomena that occur in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia.On June 12, 2012 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysiasekitar pkl 7 am, a strange view of the sky began to appear. Giant clouds looked
terrible as if it would come in a huge storm that is ready to hit the area. The cloud formation has worried residents who witnessed the extraordinary phenomenon. According to the video sources, when the picture is taken, stable weather without wind and rain. However, by mid-morning, the rain along with strong storm swept across the West Coast of Sabah.