July 10, 2017

Protecting Our Sensitive Sea Areas

The proposed motion to declare the waters of Pulau Kukup-Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor as a ‘Particularly Sensitive Sea Area’ (PSSA) saw a lot of support from the international community. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee Chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the proposal was presented at the Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) conference in London, UK recently. “More than 60 kilometres of water between Kukup Island and Tanjung Piai

Food Aid For 100 Needy Families from Kg Skudai Kiri 1

When in time of need, Care United Johor Bahru (Care United) always steps in and does its part, and this time they distributed Food Aid Packages to 100 low-income families from Kg. Skudai Kiri, their adopted village. Each Food Aid Package consisted of food essentials and every year, RM10000 was set aside to assist 100 families in this kampung. But, this year, Care United’s supporters have generously donated an extra

IMELC Continues to Create Awareness on Low Carbon Society

This year, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ) and SWM Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM) continue to create awareness on Low Carbon Society as they co-organised the fifth Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC). Launched by Datuk Haji Ayub Bin Rahmat, Chairman of Johor State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee, the challenge involved the participation of 34,000 students from 346 primary schools within

The Hotelier’s Story 3

In this issue, we focus on Callie Tan, the Group General Manager of GoodHope Hotel Johor Bahru. Callie started off her career in Finance as an Accounts Executive attached to Hotel Equatorial back in 1987.  It was her first job after graduating from HELP Institute in Kuala Lumpur.  Her salary was very low then and she had to support her family, so she moved on to other industries where she