Stranded climbers used their mountain guides’ shoulders to step on to save themselves after an earthquake measuring 6.0 shook Sabah on Friday, 5 June. Australian climber Vee Jin Dumlao called his guide, Jomius Binte, a Catholic, a hero. Jomius led two climbers down, one from peninsular Malaysia, and Ms Dumlao of Australia, after the earthquake struck.
Seconds before the tremor, they were on the South Peak taking pictures. The first tremor occurred and lasted for about five to six seconds, and it sounded like thunder. It was then that Jomius saw the top of the ‘Donkey Ears’ Peak break off. Fog shrouded the area, followed by the sound of a very loud crack.
Jomius, who hails from Kampung Kinasaraban, Kundasang, shares the anxious moments when the mountain guides decided to execute a rescue mission to save the climbers who were stranded on the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Continue reading Mountain guide shares his experience saving the climbers
PRESS RELEASE 19 December 2012
DIRECTOR OF MATRICULATION DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION CALL ON SABAH BISHOPS
A meeting between the Director of Matriculation Division, Ministry of Education and the Catholic Bishops of Sabah was held on 13 December 2012, at the Catholic Diocesan Centre in Kota Kinabalu to discuss the issues and concerns raised in the letter dated 5th October 2012, regarding the infringement of religious freedom and rights of non-Muslim students at Labuan Matriculation College (LMC). The letter was published in The Herald dated October 28, 2012.
The entourage was headed by Dr Sariah Abdul Jalil from Matriculation Division and included the Director of LMC, Tuan Sawang @ Rizal bin Amit, Deputy Director Encik Kamarudin Mansur together with five other key personnel from LMC, while the Catholic Church of Sabah was headed by Archbishop John Wong, Bishop Cornelius Piong and Bishop Julius Gitom. Continue reading Press Release: On religious freedom and rights of non-Muslim students at Labuan Matriculation College
SANDAKAN — St Peter’s College (Kuching) made history on 15 October when one of its graduates, Fr Julius Dusin Gitom, was ordained the first bishop of the new Diocese of Sandakan in Sabah.
The ordination of Bishop Julius confirms the vision of Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung who established St Peter’s College in 1980 to be a place of formation for priests and bishops. Since then, it has produced over 55 priests and, now for the first time, a bishop. Continue reading First Bishop from St Peter’s College