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News in the Daily Express (Independent National Newspaper of East Malaysia), Kota Kinabalu, Saturday, 22nd January, 2000:

[Mount] Kinabalu figures prominently in KK [Kota Kinabalu] city flag

Kota Kinabalu: State officials have decided that South-East Asia's highest mountain should be the image to represent Sabah's capital, which is due to be proclaimed a city on Feb 2. The 4,095-metre high Mt Kinabalu is prominent in the new Kota Kinabalu city flag that would be raised by Chief Minister Datuk Osu Sukam at the stroke of midnight on Feb 1 at the Padang Merdeka here.

A state official said blue, red and yellow stripes also appear on the new city flag.

After it was announced last year that Kota Kinabalu was due to achieve city status, one of the immediate questions raised by various groups was the appropriate image to represent the state capital.

The city flag-raising ceremony would be preceded by the city status proclamation ceremony at the Istana Negri, State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Yahaya Hussin said. (...)

Jordi Pérez, 11 April 2001