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Nelson Benjamin

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Recent and archived articles by Nelson Benjamin

18 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Doctor trades stethoscope for spade in healing effort

JOHOR BARU: He traded his stethoscope for a spade and encourages his “patients” to visit a vegetable farm.

Waste not: Dr Ng showing the food waste which is turned into compost at their farm in Ban Foo in Ulu Tiram.
18 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

50,000 personnel ready for floods

JOHOR BARU: All parties involved in rescue work are on high alert as the country braces for the onset of the year-end flood season.

Ready for the worst: Comm Acryl Sani (left) and Mohammad Hamdan.
16 Nov 2018 | 11:34 AM

Two S'poreans fined RM3k each for illegally entering the country

PEKAN NENAS: Two Singaporeans who came for a family gathering here were each fined RM3,000 for entering the country without a valid perm

5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Johor private zoo to reopen

KULAI: After a hiatus of almost seven years, a private zoo which was popularly known as Saleng Zoo is set to reopen under a new name and with a smaller number of animals.

Handle with care: Chai (centre) and animal caretaker Sivapriyan (left) with a snapping turtle at the private zoo in Kulai.
4 Nov 2018 | 3:10 PM

Gan: New MCA chief must connect with the people

KLUANG: MCA presidential candidate Gan Ping Sieu says that whoever leads the party must be able to strengthen the party's connection to the masses and not focus solely on parliamentary performance.

2 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Two jailed and fined for trafficking 12 Indonesians

BATU PAHAT: Two men involved in the farming of ornamental fish such as Arowana and Kelisa have each been sentenced to five years jail and fined RM60,000 each for 12 counts of human trafficking.

1 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

More info needed from 250,000 RIBJ applicants

JOHOR BARU: About 250,000 people who had applied for the Rumah Impian Bangsa Johor (RIBJ) affordable housing project last year will now need to submit their applications online again with additional details.

All systems go: Tunku Ismail launching the YSIJ office as well as the online application system in Larkin. — Bernama
31 Oct 2018 | 6:29 PM

Three fish farmers in Yong Peng guilty of enslaving 12 Indonesian

BATU PAHAT: Three arowana fish farmers have been found guilty of forcing 12 Indonesians to work virtually as slaves.

31 Oct 2018 | 5:21 PM

Tomyam shop boss in Muar fined RM35k for hiring 7 illegal Thai worker

PEKAN NENAS: Things got too spicy for a 36-year-old tomyam shop operator when she was fined RM35,000 for employing seven illegal migrants at her premises.

30 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Foreign traders disrupt businesses run by locals

JOHOR BARU: Trader Noriah Kasiran has been running a stall selling chickens to foreign workers for the past eight years.






Ramakrishnan (in white) listening to complaints from a local trader in Kangkar Tebrau.

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