Recent and archived articles by Nelson Benjamin
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.
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.
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.
JOHOR BARU: Newly minted Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal wants to be more people-centric and take care of the people’s welfare.
JOHOR BARU: Newly minted Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal wants to have "his team" when appointing a new line-up of state executive councillors.
JOHOR BARU: First-term Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal is expected to be sworn in as the 17th Johor mentri besar today.
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.
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.
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.
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.