Prime minister thanks Chief Minister Musa Aman and colleagues for working closely with Putrajaya.
Coming polls likely to be acid test for smaller opposition parties facing the might of Sabah BN.
It says fielding young candidates will be in line with nation’s TN50 aspirations.
The work of Umno's Ambrose won't be enough, according to UM's Awang Azman
Opposition spat unlikely to benefit BN completely, with personalities and party also important to voters.
Sabah opposition alliance says it has been waiting patiently for Shafie to wake up to the reality of the tough work ahead.
John Ambrose, an Umno divisional chief, says his appointment is reward for hard work.
DAP says it has worked tirelessly in certain rural seats since last election in 2013.
This comes as DAP said it was eyeing for more rural seats at the next polls.
Parti Warisan Sabah president Shafie Apdal urges Sabahans to look beyond their anger towards former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the sake of the nation.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak believes it would be hard for the opposition to defeat BN in Sabah.
The party says it has based its campaign on the new map.
The ruling coalition's spokesman Eric See-To says the number of seats DAP will contest is more than the 35 announced last Sunday.
Its president Wilfred Madius Tangau says Mahathir being named the PM candidate was a big liability for the opposition coalition.
Former minister Zaid Ibrahim says if Pakatan Harapan parties increase share of parliament seats in peninsula, then East Malaysians could make a deal with them.
Upko acting president Wilfred Madius Tangau says party will give opportunity to young leaders with potential.