Probe into wrong Sabah landmark apps on Google Maps, police told

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Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Bung Moktar Radin urges the police to arrest those who were responsible for the apps that placed Sabah landmarks on Google Maps under the Philippines sovereignty. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 20, 2022.

SABAH Deputy Chief Minister Bung Moktar Radin wants police to carry out a thorough investigation into recent reports that Sabah landmarks on Google Maps have been placed under the Philippines sovereignty.

Bung said such an act is unhealthy and unethical because it can confuse people throughout the world about the status of such locations.

“Such an act will raise doubts among tourists and the local community who intend to travel to such places. For example, if a foreigner intends to go to Sandakan and decides to search the destination on Google Maps, it will show that Sandakan is in the Philippines,” he told reporters after launching a Sabah Land Development Board (SLDB) programme with settlers in Kinabatangan today.

It was earlier reported that landmarks concerned were the Sandakan Airport (changed to Sandakan Airport of the Philippines), Tawau Tanjung Market and the Tangkulap Forest Reserve (changed to The Philippine Republic Tangkulap Forest Reserve).

However, today, the app has changed the status to reflect the correct names and sovereign ownership, thus dropping the “Philippines”.




Although changes have been made, Bung urged the police to arrest those who were responsible for the act.

On the SLDB, Bung said it is an important government agency that is involved in the development of agriculture to ensure food safety and security in Sabah.

“The SLDB has planned and executed various initiatives and programmes for the settlers to develop their land for agriculture purposes,” he said.

Bung, who is also the Kinabatangan MP, hoped settlers under the SLDB flagship can develop their land to produce agricultural products that can benefit both the agency and the settlers.

“Although this development is in the rural areas, we need to adopt the urban mentality so that we can move forward and raise the standard of living and eradicate poverty,” he said. – Bernama, August 20, 2022.

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