Nelson Benjamin

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15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sweet Ponggal gift for 400 families

JOHOR BARU: Ponggal today will be a “sweet affair” for the families of 400 students as one of the four distressed Tamil schools in the state will open by the end of the month.

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12 Jan 2019 | 12:37 PM

M'sia-S'pore ministerial meeting postponed over 'intrusion into S'pore waters'

JOHOR BARU: The annual Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM), which is scheduled to be held over the next few days, has officially been postponed over what Singapore claimed was an intrusion by the Johor Mentri Besar into its territorial waters.

12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Johoreans hopeful over visit

JOHOR BARU: A day after the historic meeting between Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Johoreans hope the get-together will bring more prosperity to the state.

12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Meet in troubled waters after MB sails too close

JOHOR BARU: The annual Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) meeting is in limbo after a Marine Department vessel with the Johor Mentri Besar on board sailed near the disputed waters between both countries.

12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Don’t blame us, say Tamil school contractors

JOHOR BARU: Sixteen Tamil schools nationwide have not opened despite being completed for almost two years due to various issues, says an association tasked with building them.

11 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Be clear on what insult means’

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia must have a clear definition on what statements or actions are deemed insulting to the royal institution, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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10 Jan 2019 | 6:00 PM

Johor's Sultan Ibrahim personally drives Dr M to airport in classic Proton Saga

JOHOR BARU: It was a drive down memory lane when Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar personally took the wheel of a first-generation Proton Saga and drove Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed to the Senai International Airport here on Thursday (Jan 10).

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7 Jan 2019 | 6:53 PM

Contractors main reason four Tamil schools in Johor unable to open

JOHOR BARU: Contractors are the main reason for delays in the opening of four Tamil schools in the state.

7 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

New Tamil schools unable to open

SIMPANG RENGGAM: While thousands of schools nationwide welcomed students for the new school year, four new Tamil schools in the state are unable to open.

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6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Duped into revealing TAC numbers

JOHOR BARU: Dozens of people nationwide have been duped by a syndicate which gained access to their online banking accounts and siphoned the money.