DPM Teo visits Sabah on final leg of Malaysia trip

(From left) Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Culture, Community and Youth Sim Ann, Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, his wife Poh Yim, Datuk Seri Shafie's wife Shuryani Shuaib,
(From left) Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Culture, Community and Youth Sim Ann, Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, his wife Poh Yim, Datuk Seri Shafie's wife Shuryani Shuaib, and Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law chairman Christopher de Souza at the dinner on Friday.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

KOTA KINABALU • Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean met Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal yesterday in the state capital Kota Kinabalu, on the final leg of his visit to Malaysia.

He was hosted to dinner by Datuk Seri Shafie on Friday, and they met again for breakfast yesterday.

"They reaffirmed the strong ties between Singapore and Sabah, and explored ways to strengthen cooperation in common areas of interest, particularly in tourism and education," said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.

Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, also called on Sabah's Head of State, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

Mr Teo also visited the Kota Kinabalu Naval Base.

Earlier in the week, Mr Teo had meetings with a range of Malaysian leaders over two days in Putrajaya, including Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

On Thursday, Mr Teo met Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg in the state capital Kuching, and also called on the Sarawak Governor, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Mr Teo is returning to Singapore today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'DPM Teo visits Sabah on final leg of Malaysia trip'. Print Edition | Subscribe