Amin Khairuddin

Thistle Johor Bahru Does their Bit for Charity

Thistle Johor Bahru presented the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) National Community Service Committee with a cheque of RM10,790 that was raised with its recent ‘Socks for Charity’ Programme. The event was co-organised by both parties to raise additional funds for several ongoing projects by the voluntary humanitarian organisation. Since December 2016, a total of 1079 pairs of socks in several colours were provided by the Red Crescent Society and sold

Johor Palaces, Then & Now

Soroptimist International Iskandar Puteri recently organised a talk with Datin Patricia Lim, the great granddaughter of local Johor figure Wong Ah Fook on several royal palaces that are located within the state. The talk was held at EPL Café along Jalan Abdul Samad where Datin Patricia explained the history of Johor Bahru from the days of Raja Temenggung Tun Daeng Ibrahim in 1866 and how the state was planned and how

Skill development hub for local workers

The National Transformation Policy 2050 (TN50) engineered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should be the common aspiration for all the people of the new Malaysia, said Menteri Besar Johor, Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin. “TN50 must be developed and translated in a way that engages the collective spirit of Malaysia.” “In this 21st century, the development plan drawn up unilaterally by the government alone is irrelevant… if still

Sunshine Children’s Party Spreading Warmth 1

The Rotary Club of Johor Straits View (RCJSV) recently organised its annual Sunshine Children’s party for Sultan Ismail Hospital’s (HSI) Paediatric Ward to bring smiles and laughter to the children undergoing treatment there. Monica Lim, President of RCJSV thanked the organising committee as well as HSI staffs who brought it all together for the children. “We would like to thank HSI Management, doctors, nurses and staff, all donors and sponsors,

Constitution Must be Taught in School 2

Kempas MP Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid proposed that the schools in the state to conduct compulsory lessons on the ‘Federal Constitution as well as the Johor State Constitution’, saying that every citizen must know the provisions contained in both bills. He added that it is an obligation to ensure one is not fooled by any who misinterprets or missuses any or both bills. “If we are ignorant and do

The Only Accounting Firm with 6 Hour Work Days 1

Would you believe the possibility of working just six hours a day? Well you can if you’re an accountant at NK Associates. The accounting firm based in Puchong, Selangor originally applied the system when its principal partner, N Krishnan was inspired after Sweden announced its own adjustment in office hours. Krishnan explained that the main focus of this model is to strike a balance between work and leisure without compromising

JARO’s Chinese New Year Luncheon at New York Hotel

The Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (JARO) hosted its annual Chinese New Year Luncheon at New York Hotel Johor Bahru, where 55 of JARO’s disabled employees and 80 guests from the Chinese business community gathered to enjoy the festivities. JARO Chairman Dato’ Jimmy Low thanked all who have supported JARO over the years in aiding the organisation with its operational costs. “Thank you New York Hotel Management for sponsoring the lunch

imCoop Opens at My Farm Outlet UTC@Galleria 3

imcoop opened its latest outlet dubbed as ‘My Farm Outlet’, which is the first of its kind in Johor, with the aim of reducing the cost of living of the public. This outlet is backed by a strategic partnership between imCoop and various agencies including the National Strategic Unit under the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the National Farmers Malaysia (NAFAS), the National Fisherman’s Association of

Affordable Homes - Important In a Developing State

As many as 1,518 affordable homes under the state’s affordable housing development (RMMJ) will be built in the Tebrau constituency this year. Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin said this is the commitment of the state government to improve the quality of life for the rakyat, especially the lower income groups with the availability of affordable housing. “A total of 1,408 units of affordable homes and low cost developments