Mostly politics, some not.
29 July 2012: Upko vice president, chairman of the board of Saham Sabah Berhad, and Sabah Badminton Association (SBA) President, YB Senator Datuk Maijol Mahap quit Upko.
24 July 2012: Upko deputy president, Tuaran Member of Parliament and ex-Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Wilfred Bumburing quits as Tuaran Barisan Nasional chief. Following in his footsteps are Upko’s Permanent Chairman, Datuk Herman Tiongsoh and Upko supreme council members Denis Gimpah, Lesaya Lopog Sorudim and Petrus Guriting. Later, local PBS figure John Hussein quit his party.
20 July 2012: Umno supreme council member, Beaufort Member of Parliament, federal Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, and ex-Deputy Chief Minister, Janang Gayuh Datuk Seri Panglima Kolonel Dr Hj Lajim Ukin quits the Umno branch chief and announced that he would not be defending his divisional chief post.
Sept 2008: SAPP leaves BN
13th April 2007: Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat resigns as minister and Deputy Chief Minister
1999: Yahya Lampong leaves Umno to join Bersekutu, then rejoins Umno, all within a very short time
27 Dec 1996: 200 die in storm (Greg)
1995: Daily Express’ world exclusive: Barings Bank broker Nick Leeson fled Singapore via Sabah, even stayed at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort. If you didn’t know, Leeson is the original Rogue Trader who was responsible for the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century – the collapse of Barings, the personal bank of The Queen, and which had funded the Napoleonic Wars.
1994: 3 weeks after being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sabah, Tan Sri Pairin was forced to resign after many PBS Assemblymen quit the party, leaving PBS with only a few assemblymen. Some assemblymen were quoted to have said “I will never leave PBS” in the local papers, but subsequently left.
1994?: Tun Mustapha joins PBS
October 1990: PBS leaves BN 4 days before general elections
May 1990-1991: Operation Talkak: 7 Sabahans detained under the ISA over their alleged plans to secede Sabah from Malaysia, the first in May 1990 and last in May 1991, including Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili and Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
March-May 1986: Bombs explode in KK and Tawau
September 1985: 11 people killed and several injured when 15 armed pirates landed on Lahad Datu town and fired randomly at the public before robbing a bank of RM190K.
April 1985: state elections: Incumbent Chief Minister, Datuk Harris Salleh loses to unknown (Kadoh Agundong)
1984? Early 1985? District status of Tambunan revoked
1984: Labuan ceded by Sabah to the federal government and became the second federal territory in the country.
7 June 1976: Double Six Tragedy
1967: Payar Juman becomes first “political frog” when he defected from the old Upko to join Usno.
1963-66: Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation