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With an official launching by Youth and Sports (KBS) minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the Tangkak Racing Track, located in the town of Gerisik, Johor saw the opening round of the 2018 Malaysian Cub Prix Championship. The circuit measures 1.2 km in length and was constructed for KBS by the Public ...
JOHOR BAHRU: The Sultan of JOHOR, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar yesterday proposed the setting up of an office of the Consulate General of China in JOHOR Bahru to strengthen the long established bilateral ties between JOHOR and the republic. According to Sultan Ibrahim's official Facebook page, ...

JOHOR BAHRU: Construction of the Tunku Laksamana JOHOR Cancer Centre (TLJCC) will begin by the third quarter of this year and the centre is expected to commence operations by end of 2020. To be built in Iskandar Puteri, and led by Singapore-headquartered healthcare specialist Asian ...
He is being challenged by DAP's Johor chairman Liew Chin Tong. Dr Wee is MCA's biggest name in Johor and it will be a huge psychological victory for DAP to defeat him. DAP has been demonising Dr Wee and his party at the ceramah rounds that have begun in earnest in Chinese areas all over the state.
Analysts have described the upcoming general election as a fight for the Malay vote, but in Johor it will be a ruthless fight for Chinese supremacy. For Johor to fall, the Malay seats have to fall. It is apparent by now that Pribumi and Amanah can do some damage to Umno but will be unable to knock down ...
Led by Singapore-headquartered healthcare specialist Asian American Medical Group (AAMG), the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Centre (TLJCC) will be a private regional centre for cancer treatment, research and education. Construction will start by the third quarter of 2018, and the centre is ...

JOHOR BARU: The Government wants state authorities to clear beggars from the streets of the city. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the presence of beggars gives a bad image to not only JOHOR, but also Malaysia. She said street beggars ...
Ahmad Zahid said any problems among the BN component parties should be totally resolved as the general election could be held at any time now. -- Picture by Shafwan Zaidon JOHOR BAHRU, March 30 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today reminded the Barisan ...
SERDANG: The private collection of vehicles belonging to Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, stole the show at the Malaysia Bike Week (MBW) 2018. Visitors to the event, held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (Maeps), were all abuzz at seeing the ruler's collection of vehicles, which ...
File photo of a voter showing the 'indelible ink' on her finger after casting her ballot in the 2013 general election. JOHOR BAHRU, March 22 — A total of 1.8 million people have been registered as voters in Johor for the 14th General Election (GE14) according to the latest fourth quarter Electoral Roll for ...
KOTA ISKANDAR, March 23 — The Barisan Nasional government here will release a report accounting for all its achievements since the 2013 general election this Sunday. Dubbed the Johor Government's Achievement Report Card 2013-2018, it will catalogue information such as the progress on various ...
JOHOR BAHRU: A total of 1.8 million people have been registered as voters in Johor for the 14th general election (GE14), according to the fourth quarter electoral roll for 2017. Johor Election Commission (EC) director Shafie Taib said the number of voters showed an increase of about 300,000 compared to ...
KUALA LUMPUR (March 23): Lay Hong Bhd is investing in a new pasteurised liquid eggs processing facility in Iskandar Halal Park in Pasir Gudang, Johor, to cater to demand from the southern region and Singapore, and address logistical costs. Lay Hong will be investing some RM16.59 million to set up ...
MUAR: Rescuers pulled out two survivors from a capsized sand dredger off Tanjung Tohor near here on Friday afternoon. One of the previously missing crew members of Chinese-owned JBB Rong Chang 8 arrived on shore at 3.25pm, followed by another survivor at 4pm. China Press reported that the ...
Rescuers at the site of an overturned sand-dredging vessel in the waters off southern Malaysia yesterday. One person died, while 14 others - 12 Chinese, one Indonesian and one Malaysian - were missing after the dredger capsized off Parit Jawa in Johor's Muar district, officials said. Three other people ...
KUALA LUMPUR: His father was a Singapore citizen, a construction worker who commutes every day from Johor to the Republic to work. His mother is an English teacher at a secondary school who wakes up at 5am every morning to cook for the family and then gives tuition classes until late at night to earn ...
JOHOR BAHRU: A sand mining vessel capsized off Parit Jawa near Muar on Wednesday (Mar 21), resulting in one crew member drowning and 14 missing, Maritime Malaysia said in a statement. Three Chinese crew members were rescued safely after authorities received reports that the JBB Rong Chang ...

Despite a general climate of positive exuberance, to most Malaysians, a perennial reason for pushing up Johor property values and the cost of everyday goods and services remains Singaporeans who venture across the Second Link and Causeway frequently - and have found Johor to be a suitable ...
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd (right) said the palace, its grounds and other similar gazetted protected places in the state were restricted areas as defined under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act 1959. — Picture by Ben TanJOHOR BARU, March 6 — The Johor police today ...
PETALING JAYA: Although Johor has traditionally been an Umno stronghold, Pagoh MP Muhyiddin Yassin is confident that the people will achieve the impossible by voting the party out in the 14th general election (GE14). As an MP who has led the constituency for seven terms, he is clear on what his party ...
ISKANDAR PUTERI – Johor's rapid growth, which has been projected to continue in the next few years, may result in the state outperforming the Klang Valley in terms of contributions to the nation's economy. Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, said he was confident the state's ...
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor's rapid growth, which has been projected to continue in the next few years, may result in the state outperforming the Klang Valley in terms of contributions to the nation's economy. Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin said he was confident the state's economic growth ...
While Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is tasked with leading the vanguard into the Malay heartland, rumour is that he may abandon Pagoh for Muar. ― Picture by Azneal IshakPETALING JAYA, March 6 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) is targeting Johor, the birthplace of Umno and a Malay bastion, on the belief that it ...
The Johor Council of Royal Court is taking actions against local social-political site, The Independent SG (TISG) for a report made on 5 March which involved the Johor Crown Prince, Tourism Minister, Nazri Aziz and Malaysian businessman Robert Kuok. TISG reported that the Johor Crown Prince ...
JOHOR BARU, March 5 — A man was arrested after he attempted to trespass into Istana Pasir Pelangi entrance along Jalan Pasir Pelangi here yesterday on his motorcycle. The incident came barely 72-hours after a man attempted to steal the Sultan of Johor's Ferrari at the Istana Bukit Serene on Thursday.
JOHOR BARU: Police have remanded the man who trespassed into Istana Bukit Serene and attempted to steal a Ferrari belonging to Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the suspect had been remanded for four days until ...
YONG PENG: Johor MCA has set itself a target of eight parliamentary and 15 state seat wins in the coming GE14. Party deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong asked over 300 MCA grassroots leaders from all over Johor to help convert assistance given by MCA into votes in the coming elections.
The contractors are expected to work on projects such as the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS), Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR), Gemas-Johor Baru double-tracking project and the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). These projects in the state will take place ...
SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old Singaporean man was killed in a car crash in Johor Baru on Tuesday (March 27), local reports said. He was driving a Mercedes-Benz, with another Singaporean man and two Vietnamese women in the vehicle, Malaysia's China Press reported on Wednesday. The Johor ...
UEM Sunrise Bhd plans to dispose of pockets of land in Johor to consolidate its land in the central region. UEM Sunrise MD and CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib (picture) said it has been an ongoing strategy for the property developer to rebalance its landbank portfolio. “Right now, we have about 4,046.86ha ...
JOHOR BARU: State police have denied that Johor is a hot spot for illegal drug-related activities. SAC Baharom Othman, Deputy Director of Bukit Aman's Narcotics (Technical Intelligence Analysis) however said that along with gangsterism, drug-related activities exist in various cities. He was speaking to ...
JOHOR BARU: The public are welcome to contribute ideas for the review of the Johor Structure Plan 2030 draft. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the people could send their feedback during the programme that would be held until April 8. He said the state government was open ...
Datuk Ayub Rahmat (right) visits Jamilah Abu Bakar, 73, the sole survivor of the Bukit Kepong tragedy, at her home in Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Baru February 26, 2018. — Picture by Ben TanJOHOR BARU, Feb 26 — A Johor state executive councillor today reminded young people to avoid Marxist-like ...
JOHOR BAHRU: At least seven villagers were needed to pull out a 6m-long python which was found inside a well at a Johor Bahru plantation on Sunday (Feb 25). Mohd Noor Irfan Mohd Zainal was working at the plantation in Pasir Gudang with his father when he heard a splashing sound coming from a ...
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd (right) said the suspect was released to the Singapore authorities at noon on the same day. — Picture by Ben TanJOHOR BARU, Feb 27 — A 46-year-old man was arrested by police for suspected involvement in helping a Singapore church's former fund ...
A source familiar with the incident said the Jakarta-registered tanker, identified as MT Pratama 128, was first reported missing Sunday (Feb 25) afternoon after a routine check by the MMEA Tanjung Piai's monitoring team. "The MMEA's marine district 6 operations centre in Johor Baru was notified on the ...
JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) advised mayors and local council presidents not to dabble in politics. He said that as civil servants, they are bound by their oath of office to remain neutral and not take sides in the coming polls. He said their fundamental duty ...
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said Bukit Aman's Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group and the state Narcotics Crime Investigations Department raided four premises here after receiving intelligence from the Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau. In the three-and-half-hour ...
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 22): The former managing director of Johor Land Bhd (JLand), AFM Shafiqul Hafiz, and another person, were charged with insider trading by the Securities Commission Malaysia today for communicating non-public information relating to the company. SC said in a statement that ...
Tan (third from left) and the company's senior management officiating at the opening of the first concept store in Johor Baru. JOHOR BARU: Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd has launched its first concept store here. Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd executive director Nerine Tan said since the privatisation of ...
JOHOR BARU, Feb 21 — The Johor government will do its best to relocate the victims involved in the fire that broke out at the Jalan Imam Kampung Melayu Pandan squatter settlement here, last night. Pasir Gudang Member of Parliament Datuk Normala Abdul Samad said they were now in the midst of ...
JOHOR — Mechanic Leong remembers the days when government agencies would pay him promptly for repairing their vehicles at his workshop on the outskirts of Johor Baru. "When Dr Mahathir was in charge, it was easier. It was easier to collect payment because the economy was good," he told The ...
JOHOR BARU: Three people were charged with selling and distributing fake infant formula at a Johor court yesterday. Yap Kai Chai, 59, Ling Mei Nar, 42, and Yap Chang Hong, 26, were identified as business partners of a string of Chinese medicinal drug stores, operating in several locations in the state, ...
JOHOR BAHRU: Three family members were charged on Wednesday (Feb 21) for allegedly selling fake infant formula milk in Johor Bahru. The individuals - Yap Kai Chai, 59, Ling Mei Nar, 42, and Yap Chang Hong, 26 - are business partners of TCM Yongtai Lian, a Chinese medicinal drug firm with ...
Quigonbond: There are pros and cons to this proposal. Sending PKR vice-president and Lembah Pantai MB Nurul Izzah Anwar to Johor Bahru will certainly create buzz and strengthen Pakatan Harapan's push to take over the state. In terms of weightage, I would think that Lembah Pantai and Johor Bahru ...
The next 10 years, dubbed as the “Golden Decade” for Johor, will propel the southernmost state in the peninsula in terms of development, progress and economic growth. The progress and development taking place in south Johor, where Iskandar Malaysia is located and is being transformed into an ...
The two Singaporean hikers who went missing on a Johor mountain on Monday evening (Feb 5) were rescued by boat on Thursday. Rescuers in a helicopter spotted them by a body of water at 11.30am. A boat was immediately deployed and they were successfully rescued five minutes later. The Johor ...
PETALING JAYA (Feb 6): Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) Johor chairman Liew Toh Sen believes the Johor property market is recovering, albeit slowly. “Property buyers and investors are regaining confidence and the market is showing positive sentiments. “I see the property market is starting to ...
According to a report by the New Straits Times, AirAsia launched its own airport facial recognition system at the Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. AirAsia's Fast Airport Clearance Experience System (FACES) is a facial recognition system that enables passengers to board their flight at ...
Currently, influenza vaccines must be changed every year because the viruses are constantly evolving. — AFP picJOHOR BARU, Feb 7 — A school in Pasir Gudang here sent some students home two days ago as a precautionary measure and not because of an Influenza A epidemic. Johor Health ...


 

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