Harris Salleh

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima
Harris Salleh
6th Chief Minister of Sabah
In office
Preceded by Fuad Stephens
Succeeded by Joseph Pairin Kitingan
Personal details
Born Harris bin Mohd Salleh
(1930-11-04) 4 November 1930 (age 86)
Crown Colony of Labuan (now Labuan, Malaysia)
Political party United Sabah National Organisation, BERJAYA
Spouse(s) Datin Rupiah Bachee Khan
Religion Sunni Islam

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Harris bin Mohd Salleh,[1] was the sixth Chief Minister of the state of Sabah, in Malaysia. He was also the president for Parti Berjaya. He held the Chief Minister's post from 1976 to 1985. During his tenure, he was known to have controversially ceded the island of Labuan, which used to be part of Sabah, to the Federal Government, making it the second Federal Territory in the country.[2]


  1. ^ memmynemo.com "Datuk Seri Panglima Harris Bin Mohd Salleh awarded title of Tan Sri by Agong"
  2. ^ Åsgård, Björn."A Study of the Kadazan Dusun, Sabah, Malaysia", Ethnic Awareness and Development, p. 47. Retrieved 8 March 2007.


  • Rafaelle, Paul. "Harris Salleh of Sabah", Condor Publishing, Hong Kong (1986). ISBN 962-7212-01-6
Preceded by
Fuad Stephens
Chief Minister of Sabah
Succeeded by
Joseph Pairin Kitingan