The are about 310,000 Roman Catholic populations new Province of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 8.8% of the 3.5 million of inhabitants. There are also a various Christians denomination in the state and there are called “Christian Sabah”.
The new Division:
a). The Archdiocese of Kuching , with Sibu and Miri in the suffragan dioceses
b). The Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, with Keningau and Sandakan in the suffragan dioceses
According to the canon law in Latin Church, the metropolitan, who is the archbishop of the diocese which he heads, preside over an ecclesiastical province; this office is connected with an Episcopal see which has been determined or approved by the Roman Pontiff (can. 435)
Meanwhile, all the bishops in the Region of Malaysia, Singapore, Burunei, will be in Rome on the first week of June this year to meet the Pope-Ad Limina visit.