Sabah (Malay pronunciation:[saˈbah]) is Malaysia's easternmost state, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. It is also one of the founding members of the Malaysian federation alongside Sarawak, Singapore (expelled in 1965) and the Federation of Malaya. Like Sarawak, this territory has an autonomous law especially in immigration which differentiates it from the rest of the Malaysian Peninsula states. It is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo and known as the second largest state in the country after Sarawak, which it borders on its southwest. It shares a maritime border with the Federal Territory of Labuan on the west and with the Philippines to the north and northeast. The state's only international border is with the province of North Kalimantan of Indonesia in the south. The capital of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton. Sabah is often referred to as the "Land Below The Wind", a phrase used by seafarers in the past to describe lands south of the typhoon belt.
Sabah is a 40-year-old single immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family. She is responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority figure.
His niece, Souhaire, does not want him choosing her husband. His marriage is rocky, and he insists on tradition. Sabah decides to start swimming again; an activity not allowed by Majid. At a city swimming pool she meets Stephen; they're attracted to each other. Because he's not a Muslim, Sabah hides their friendship from her family.
With passage of time, their relationship gets deep and at one point they share a kiss. Sabah's niece teaches her belly dancing which Sabah enjoys. One day, while visiting Stephen at his carpenter workshop, she decides to stay overnight with him. Informing her mother that she won't be back that night, she dances and has sex with him.
KOTA KINABALU. A controversial gold mine on Sabah’s east coast district of Tawau is legal under a Sabah mining law says Datuk Abidin Madingkir, despite a stop work order being slapped on it by a federal-level agency. Read full story ... .
KOTA KINABALU. Sabah is walking a thin line by invoking the state's mining law to legalise a controversial gold mining operation in east coast Tawau district, says a senior lawyer. Read full story ... .
KOTA KINABALU. A controversial gold mining operation in Sabah's east coast Tawau district is operating legally under a Sabah mining law, says Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Abidin Madingkir. Read full story ... .
Sheikh Mishal Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and Daij Al-Otaibi with the winners ... Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, expressed honour to attend the closing ceremony.
At the seminar, Professor Dr Sabah Sahib (gold medalist) briefed the audience in detail on climate change and its impact on life. The students took keen interest in information regarding climate change and its remedial measures ... ....