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Nelson Benjamin

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Recent and archived articles by Nelson Benjamin

18 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nur Jazlan downplays talk of running for state seat

JOHOR BARU: Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pic) is downplaying talk that he is going for a state seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) so that he can be a possible contender for the Mentri Besar’s post.

16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Johor to study ways to ease congestion along Causeway and Second Link

JOHOR BARU: The state government has thought up of ways to further ease traffic congestion at the Causeway and Second Link.

Snail’s pace: Traffic congestion along the Causeway from Singapore to the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex as Singaporeans begin travelling to Malaysia to celebrate Chinese New Year.
16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hasni: We will upgrade roads that are hot spots

JOHOR BARU: The state government plans to upgrade at least 15 accident-prone roads statewide, said Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohamed.

Hasni putting on a helmet for a motorcyclist during the road safety campaign in Johor Baru.
13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sisters get a ‘new’ house to call home

JOHOR BARU: Sisters Wong Liam Moi and Wong Mei Eng have been living in a small wooden shack in Pekan Tampoi for a long time.

Helping hand: Nur Jazlan handing over the keys of the house, which has been rebuilt, in Pekan Tampoi to Liam Moi as her younger sister Mei Eng gives the thumbs up. Also present are Wanita MCA vice-chairman Wong You Fong (in yellow) and other local community leaders.
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Defend Johor at all costs, says Najib

MUAR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took his campaign to Pagoh, the constituency of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, calling all Barisan members to defend the state.

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9 Feb 2018 | 7:12 PM

Najib: BN will ensure Johor remains its bastion

MUAR: Barisan Nasional will ensure Johor remains its bastion and will not allow the Opposition to wrest the state from the ruling coalition.

9 Feb 2018 | 6:24 PM

Govt spent RM245mil on streetlights from 2001 to 2016

MUAR: The Government has spent about RM245mil to install over 317,000 units of streetlights at villages under the 8th to 11th Malaysia Plans.

8 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

CNY cheer for kidney patients in Yong Peng

YONG PENG: Former contractor Yon Et Kong lost his eyesight and kidney function after a motorcycle accident three years ago.

Dr Wee (left) chatting with Yon (third from left) and other patients after presenting the latter with new spectacles. With them are Ayer Hitam MCA division chief Ling Tian Soon (second from left).
5 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Happy day for Yong Peng’s oldest voter

YONG PENG: At the age of 102, Wong Yang Chen still stands strong and goes about his daily life without needing much help at his home in Jalan Kit Siong here.

4 Feb 2018 | 10:36 PM

Dr Wee: Penang govt has not answered my questions

YONG PENG: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong says he is not satisfied with the statements issued by the Penang state government over the major roads and undersea tunnel project.

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