Nelson Benjamin

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22 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Johor exco: Time to go after illegal immigrants running businesses

JOHOR BARU: The nationwide operation against illegal workers should target illegal immigrants who are running their own businesses here, says a state exco member.

18 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Civil servant in loan predicament hopes to get her new home soon

JOHOR BARU: First-time house buyer Noraziyan Nasir, who was allegedly duped in a scam in the purchase of an affordable house in the state, is hopeful that her dream of owning her own home will come true in the next few months.

Help at hand: Noraziyan showing copies of documents to Dzulkefly during a special meeting to explain her plight after falling victim to a scam involving the Johor Affordable scheme project in Kluang.
17 Jul 2018 | 10:03 AM

Docked cargo ship catches fire at Mersing jetty, one hurt

MERSING: A cargo ship ferrying gas cylinders caught fire and sank during a fire early Tuesday (July 17) at the main jetty here.

17 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Johor govt backs international education ventures

JOHOR BARU: Johor wants to have more international education institutions in the sectors of autonomous robotics, digital clouding and artificial intelligence, said state executive councillor Jimmy Puah.

New chapter begins: Puah (right) with (from left) CGPV executive director Datuk Daing A. Malek Daing A. Rahaman and Iskandar Regional Development Authority chief executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim signing on the eye of a lion to mark the completion of Shattuck-St Mary’s Forest City International School.
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Family take refuge in abandoned home

KULAI: A woman and her eight children are living in an abandoned two-room, single-storey low-cost house with no electricity or water supply.

Dire straits: Logambal (in red and black blouse) and her children talking to Jeevan (second from right), Sivakumar (third from right) and other government officials about the family’s plight at the abandoned house in Kulai.
15 Jul 2018 | 3:20 PM

Johor PKR backs Anwar's bid for party presidency

JOHOR BARU: The state PKR has come out in full support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest the PKR presidency at its upcoming polls in September.

15 Jul 2018 | 2:51 PM

Ex-Johor MB Khaled Nordin appointed Perlis Umno liaison chief

JOHOR BARU: Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has been appointed the Perlis Umno liaison committee chief.

14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

RTS Link project in limbo

JOHOR BARU: Besides the High Speed Rail (HSR) project, another major project that could be in limbo is the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link project.

No progress: The empty plot of land in Bukit Chagar which is supposed to be the station for the RTS Link between Johor Baru and Singapore.
5 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Johor hopes to save RM30mil

JOHOR BARU: The state government hopes to save at least RM30mil annually in road maintenance costs after it reviews the projects awarded to two private concessionaires in the state, said Johor Works, Infra­structure and Transport Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang.

3 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

More want civil society and public as councillors

JOHOR BARU: Calls for councillors to comprise members of the civil society and the public just got louder, with a business association coming forward to support the move.