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Nation 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Amendment to controversial sections lauded

PETALING JAYA: Senior politicians have lauded the Johor government’s decision to amend the controversial sections in the proposed Johor Housing and Real Property Board Enactment 2014.

Nation 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Amendment states Ruler will act on advice of Mentri Besar

The proposed Johor Housing and Real Property Board Enactment 2014 will see amendments to the role of the Sultan, stating that the Ruler would act on the advice of the Mentri Besar. This came about after much scrutiny and reservations that the Bill would give executive powers to the Sultan, especially on appointment of board members.

Nation 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Don't bow to 'outside' pressure, groups tell state govt

JOHOR BARU: A coalition of Malay rights groups in Johor, voicing support for their Sultan’s role in the state’s housing management under a planned legislation, called on the state government not to bow to pressure from “outsiders” in the matter.

Nation 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

In-depth study on demolished mansion

NUSAJAYA: The state government has instructed Yayasan Warisan Johor (YWJ) to investigate if the recently demolished mansion along Jalan Lumba Kuda here was actually the previous home of famous philanthropist and contractor Wong Ah Fook.

Community 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Johor government plans to strengthen cooperatives sector

THE government plans to strengthen the cooperatives sector as the third contributor to the state’s economic development.

Community 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Students urged to apply for study loans

THE Penang government is inviting students pursuing certificate, diploma and degree courses including long-distance learning and off campus programmes to apply for higher study loans.

Community 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

NGO and Ulu Baram folk voice out protest against proposed RM4bil hydrodam project

MIRI: Certain Ulu Baram folk together with non-governmental organisation (NGO) Save Sarawak Rivers have insisted that the locals never unanimously agreed to allow the construction of the proposed RM4bil Baram dam.

Community 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Our time has come

After 100 days, the state leadership reveals that goodwill is characteristic of the Sarawakian character.

Nation 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Underage girl rescued from marriage

POLICE stormed into a home in Chennai and rescued an underage girl three days before she was to be married off, reported Tamil Nesan.

Nation 08 Jun 2014 | 10:12 PM

Johor to form committee to obtain, study new evidence on Pulau Batu Puteh

NUSAJAYA: The Johor state government will set up a committee under the purview of the State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN), to gather and study fresh evidence on Pulau Batu Puteh.