KOTA KINABALU, Jan 2 — Former Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samirah has been appointed as the new mayor of Kota Kinabalu city.

Sabin, 63, replaces the city's first woman mayor, Datuk Noorliza Awang Alip, who has held the post since December 2020.

He is the seventh mayor since Kota Kinabalu was elevated to city status 23 years ago on February 2.