Kota Kinabalu Court Complex
Kompleks Mahkamah Kota Kinabalu
General information
TypeCourt complex
AddressNo. 1, Kebajikan Road, 88300
Town or cityKota Kinabalu, Sabah
CountryMalaysia
Coordinates5°58′01.5″N 116°04′50.6″E / 5.967083°N 116.080722°E / 5.967083; 116.080722Coordinates: 5°58′01.5″N 116°04′50.6″E / 5.967083°N 116.080722°E / 5.967083; 116.080722
GroundbreakingApril 2014
Construction started22 July 2014
Estimated completion21 October 2017[1]
OpenedSeptember 2018[2]
InauguratedOctober 2018[3]
CostRM177 million[2]
OwnerSabah Judicial Department[4]
Design and construction
ArchitectShah Architect and Chong Ten Lip[1]
Other information
Parking270 lots (19 for judges, 88 for staff at the lower ground, 161 surface car parks, two for disabled people and a parking bay for bus)[4]
Website
judiciary.kehakiman.gov.my

Kota Kinabalu Court Complex (Malay: Kompleks Mahkamah Kota Kinabalu) is a court complex located on a 2.5 hectares (6.25-acre) site land atop Punai Hill in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

History

The new court complex began to be constructed on 22 July 2014 through federal-funded project since its groundbreaking in April of the same year at a cost of RM177 million as the replacement of an old single high court building before it was completed in 2018.[2][4] Although the construction completion was delayed for another few months, the developer managed to saved about RM1.4 million from the RM177 allocation by the federal government.[2] In April 2019, the Integrated Court System (ICS) being installed on the complex to improve court management.[3]

Features

The new complex design combining three Sabah's ethnic elements, namely the Kadazan-Dusun, Bajau Laut and Murut that also incorporated motifs of the country national flower of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus), and Sabah's official flower of Rafflesia.[2] The exterior incorporated similar resemblance to the Palace of Justice at Putrajaya.[1] Inside the complex, it has three High Courts, six Magistrates' courts, six Sessions Courts including the Child Sexual Offence Court and a Federal Court.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Ersie Chell Anjumin (23 September 2017). "Sabah's new court complex unveiled". New Sabah Times. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cynthia D Baga (10 August 2018). "New KK Court Complex fully operational Sept". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "ICS installed at new KK court to improve court management – CM". Bernama. The Borneo Post. 3 April 2019. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Chok Sim Yee (5 April 2018). "KK Court Complex 97% complete". The Borneo Post. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.