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26 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Thumbs down for thumbprint scanners at Singapore checkpoint

JOHOR BARU: Singapore’s move to get foreign drivers to scan their thumbprints at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints have been given the “thumbs down” by the public.

Unpopular convenience: While these self-clearance immigration gates quicken immigration clearances in theory, many travellers claim the potential shortfalls will only worsen travel times.
26 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Expo to encourage public participation

NUSAJAYA: The state government aims to engage with the public through talks and dialogue at the upcoming Ekspo Johor Berkemajuan 2017, in addition to showcasing its development projects.

Md Jais (second from right) with state government officials and contractors inspecting the work that is being done for Ekspo Johor Berkemajuan 2017 at Kota Iskandar in Nusajaya.
25 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Use land to benefit next generation’

JOHOR BARU: An Umno leader has asked the government to reevaluate the privatisation model of idle land for profits and commercial purposes in the city area.

An idle land belonging to the customs department in Johor Baru.
21 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Boeing planes abandoned for 10 years auctioned off for scrap

JOHOR BARU: Three Boeing 747 aircraft – once worth tens of millions of ringgit – have been sold at a public auction for only RM800,000 after being abandoned at the Senai International Airport for many years.

Stripped and scrapped: One of the Boeing jets being demolished at the Senai International Airport following the auction.
12 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Honorific for Johor Sultan already in use since 1895

JOHOR BARU: The change of the official form of address for Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar from His Royal Highness to His Majesty is a revival of the honorific for the state Ruler that had already been in use since 1895, says Johor Council of Royal Court president Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli.

30 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Close ranks and work with component parties, says Mah

KULAI: Gerakan hopes to do better in GE14 as the party feels that the people want more “check and balance” in the country.

29 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Johor Ruler to meet people in vintage Morgan for Kembara event

JOHOR BARU: This year’s Kembara Mahkota Johor will see Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar “cruise around” to meet the people in his Morgan three-wheeler vintage car.

Royal garage: Sultan Ibrahim inspecting his Morgan, which he will drive during Kembara Mahkota next month.
29 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Job offer via WeChat, interview at a coffeeshop and another Macau Scam begins

EXCLUSIVE: JOHOR BARU: An international syndicate has been using social media to scam locals into becoming operatives for the notorious Macau Scam.

26 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Promoting unity through tennis championship

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Tennis Association hopes to instil the spirit of National Day through its two-day tennis championship which started on Friday.

Lee (third from right) showing off his AnakAnakMalaysia wristband together with other tennis players and Johor Tennis Association members at the Johor Tennis Academy in Taman Perling, Johor Baru
26 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Najib seeks to win over urban voters

JOHOR BARU: Umno and Barisan Nasional need a new template to win over urban voters, whose expectation are different from the rural populace, says Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Thank you for coming: Shahrir presenting a souvenir to Najib during the Johor Baru Umno division meeting at Holiday Villa hotel in Johor Baru. Looking on is Mohamed Khaled (right).
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