ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor Baru's ranking as the third best city in South-East Asia in Mercer's 2017 Quality of Living survey was a validation of the state government's efforts in developing Johor.
Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said it was something to be happy about but at the same time, the state recognised that there was still room for improvement in terms of providing better quality of living for the people.
He said this Wednesday after witnessing the mock cheque handover of RM463,000 from Johor Corporation (JCorp) to Mercy Malaysia for its humanitarian and rehabilitation efforts in the war-hit Middle Eastern countries.
The annual survey by consulting firm Mercer, used by multinational companies to design expatriate packages, ranked Johor Baru in third place and Kuala Lumpur as second for the city with the best quality of life in South-East Asia, with a global ranking of 86 out of 231 cities surveyed.
In terms of Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur is ranked at No. 10, while Johor Baru, which is 103rd globally, is ranked at No. 14.