|Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri
|12th Chief Minister of Sabah|
|Preceded by||Bernard Dompok|
|Succeeded by||Chong Kah Kiat|
|Born||Osu bin Sukam
19 February 1949
Papar, Crown Colony of North Borneo
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)|
Datuk Seri Osu bin Haji Sukam, is a former Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah. He became the 12th Chief Minister of the state in 1999 and took over the post from Bernard Dompok. Following the rotation system in place at that time, Osu, an ethnic Bajau, held the post for two years representing the Muslim bumiputras of Sabah. In 2001, he was replaced by Chong Kah Kiat. Until 14 July 2005, he was a member of a ruling United Malays National Organisation party, which he resigned from due to gambling debts totalling at least USD$1.8 million he accumulated from Ritz Hotel Casino in London and another casino. He bears a striking resemblance to Roland Gift, the lead singer of the pop group the Fine Young Cannibals.
The casino obtained a judgment in the High Court in England to recover debts owed by Osu. The casino sought to enforce the judgment in Malaysia by registering the judgment in the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak in July 2005. The High Court at Kota Kinabalu refused to register the judgment on grounds of public policy. However, in 2007, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the casino allowing the debt to be recovered.
Bernard Giluk Dompok
|Chief Minister of Sabah
Chong Kah Kiat
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