Osu bin Sukam (Jawi: اوسو بن سوكم; born 19 February 1949) 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 (UMNO) party.
اوسو بن سوكم
|12th Chief Minister of Sabah|
14 March 1999 – 27 March 2001
|Preceded by||Bernard Giluk Dompok|
|Succeeded by||Chong Kah Kiat|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Rosnah Shirlin|
Osu bin Sukam
19 February 1949
Papar, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)|
|Alma mater||University of Buckingham|
|1986||Osu Sukam (UMNO)||4,844||48.92%||James Ghani (IND)||4,638||46.83%|
|1990||Osu Sukam (UMNO)||8,452||51.22%||Abdul Rahman Juman (IND)||7,939||48.10%|
|1995||Osu Sukam (UMNO)||12,131||56.68%||Johnny Mositun (PBS)||9,015||48.10%|
|1999||Osu Sukam (UMNO)||14,013||64.81%||Mohd Saidi Lampoh (PBS)||7,608||35.19%|
He resigned from his party of UMNO due to gambling debts totalling at least US$1.8 million he accumulated from Ritz Hotel Casino in London and another casino. 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.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 29 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
- Newmond Tibin (17 July 2005). "Osu's Gambling Debts Shocked His Supporters". Bernama. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- "Casino wins appeal to recover debt". The Star. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
Bernard Giluk Dompok
| Chief Minister of Sabah
Chong Kah Kiat