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Nelson Benjamin

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15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Sahruddin has the qualities to lead the state’

JOHOR BARU: Former Johor mentri besar Datuk Osman Sapian has the utmost confidence that newly appointed Dr Sahruddin Jamal will help steer the state to greater heights.

Taking over: Sahruddin (left) shaking hands with Osman during the press conference at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia state headquarters in Johor Baru.
15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Johor Sultan: Focus on helping rakyat

JOHOR BARU: Now that the new Mentri Besar has been appointed, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar advised the state government to focus on helping the rakyat and developing the nation’s economy.

15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

New MB continues legacy of state leaders from Muar

JOHOR BARU: The appointment of Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal as the 17th Johor Mentri Besar continues the legacy of state leaders coming from Muar.

15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sahruddin ‘wants to be people-centric’

JOHOR BARU: Newly minted Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal wants to be more people-centric and take care of the people’s welfare.

14 Apr 2019 | 12:05 PM

New Johor MB Sahruddin coy about new exco line-up

JOHOR BARU: Newly minted Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal wants to have "his team" when appointing a new line-up of state executive councillors.

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14 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sahruddin to fill MB shoes

JOHOR BARU: First-term Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal is expected to be sworn in as the 17th Johor mentri besar today.

13 Apr 2019 | 6:11 PM

Johor Pakatan selects state exco candidates, not Sultan

JOHOR BARU: Candidates for state executive council positions and their portfolios are selected by the Pakatan Harapan component parties and not the Ruler of the state, says Johor PKR chief Hassan Abdul Karim.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Ruling party appoints MB’

KUALA LUMPUR: The role of appointing the new Johor Mentri Besar lies with the party that won the election and not the Sultan of Johor because Malaysia practises constitutional and not absolute monarchy, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.








One for the album: Dr Mahathir with Minister in 
the  Prime Minister’s Department Datuk VK Liew posing 
for a photo 
with children at Parliament.
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11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

MP: Johor Baru-Singapore link viable and urgent project

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru- Singapore Rapid Transit System Link project is a much more viable and urgent project compared with reviving the crooked bridge or a third bridge project with the island republic.




A view of the proposed Rapid Transit System Link project area in Johor Baru.
11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Law experts: Sultan has no absolute discretion under state constitution

PETALING JAYA: Under the Johor state constitution, the Sultan of Johor can only appoint a mentri besar of his choice when there is a hung state assembly or a deadlock, based on rational grounds, say constitution experts.