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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

Sultan To Announce “Special Gift” For Bangsa Johor To Mark His Birthday On 23rd March

His Royal Highness Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar will announce a “special gift” for the people of Johor in conjunction with His Majesty’s 59th birthday on Thursday (23rd March). His Majesty said the gift will be in the form of an affordable housing scheme for “Bangsa Johor” in Bandar Dato’ Onn. “I don’t want to reveal too much now, but the people are welcome to the Galleria at

Bringing Sabah Closer to Home 1

Dubbed as “the land below the wind”, Sabah has a population of more than 3.5 million people, the state has been facing a serious talent outflow problem due to the lack of job opportunities. Most Sabahans migrate to the big cities on the Peninsular, such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru, in order to work in the manufacturing sector. Latest statistics show that more than 20000 Sabahans are living

Johor Royal Visitors Bring Smiles 3

Her Royal Highness, the Permaisuri of Johor, visited two families affected by the recent floods in Tangkak, Johor to provide food aid and cash relief to help mitigate their hardship and sufferings. Tuanku Raja Zarith Sofiah bin Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, in her capacity as the Royal Adviser to the Malaysian Red Crescent, also brought cheer to four police personnel stricken with chronic illness at the district police headquarters. She

AirAsia Turns Green 2

If you see a green flying object in the sky, it is not the Hulk but AirAsia and Greenland Group’s recently unveiled special livery on one of its A320 aircraft! The special decal plane will fly direct routes from Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru to Guangzhou, China as well as other extensive networks, showcasing Southern Malaysia’s potential expansion to create interest and patronage of locals and international communities. “As

What’s Going on in Larkin? 3

The time has come for the southern gateway; the 23 year old Larkin Bus Terminal to receive a major refurbishment with state-of-the-art look and modern operating system after many years of operation that serves almost 27,000 commuters daily. Larkin Sentral, the 16-acres area that encompasses both bus terminal and the wet market was taken over by a private company under the management of Damansara Assets Sdn Bhd (DASB), a member

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

Annual Kite Festival Attracts Global Interest

The annual Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival (PGIKF) returned to Bukit Layang-Layang for its 22nd year, recently. Organised by the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council with the cooperation of Tourism Johor, Majlis Pelayang Malaysia and Persatuan Pelayang Johor, the six day festival also received full support from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as the Ministry of Education. As per previous years, the festival has always attracted a steady