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Loving the Wild to the Max

It was a populous of animals in Pot’s at Southkey when Johor Bird and Animal Lover Association (JOBA) hosted a fundraising dinner that a bevy of reptiles, birds, and snakes made an appearance throughout the night with photo moments and meet-and-greet sessions. JOBA was registered in May 2015 with four founding members and several crews of animal lovers to help their journey in legally creating awareness and educating the public

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 Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Zulkurnain Kamisan handing over the contribution cheque to one of the NGO (Photo Credit: FB)

A total of 34 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Johor received contributions from the state government to carry out various activities and organisation management. Johor Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Zulkurnain Kamisan disclosed that the contributions amounted up to RM960,000. He included that the Johor government is committed to develop the state, by means of its own where the NGOs representing the various races are playing a big

Substituting Plastic Bags at Larkin Sentral Wet Market

The Johor State Government has drafted its plan on banning the usage of plastic bags which will be implemented by 2018 and SWM Environment Sdn. Bhd has taken a step further in establishing a partnership with Larkin Sentral Property Berhad and Larkin Malay Traders Association to introduce biodegradable plastic bags usage at Larkin Sentral wet market. A total of 500 business premises were involved during the introductory session which helped

Inter-Border Police Cooperation

The High Profile Policing programme organised by the Department of Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Johor Contingent Police Headquarters will enable a closer cooperation between the state police and their Singaporean counterpart. The programme is aimed to facilitate interaction between community and the police force as well as a channel to voice public opinions, suggestions and comments related to the police service. Johor Police Chief, Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin

Fruitful Day for Women

In conjunction with the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017 in recognising women of all ages that contributed to the family and society, Nasa City by Nasa Land Sdn. Bhd. in partnership with National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) hosted Super Woman’s Day to celebrate and pamper the ladies attending with a bunch of activities and health talks. During the two day event, there were several talk sessions

Good Times Ahead for Kulai District

An abandoned five-storey low cost flats project in Taman Setia Indah, Bandar Dato’ Onn will be rescued soon under the new management of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ) through a housing foundation project for the poor. The flats comprising of 316 units were abandoned for almost 7 years as it did not acquire a Certification of Fitness for Occupation (CFO). However, it will receive an allocation of RM4.8 million by

Peace Out in the Park 1

Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), Johor Peace Committee (JPC) and South Korean based non-profit, non-governmental organisation ‘Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light’ (HWPL) successfully co-organised the first Johor Peace Carnival at Taman Tasik Merdeka. Joined by more than 600 people, the festival promoted the harmonious culture transcending ethnic and religious difference. Also there in support of the civil movement for promoting peace and ethnic harmony was Tunku Temenggong Johor

Just a Causeway Away from a Five Figure Salary

With the recent performance of the Malaysian Ringgit, it has become an apparent choice for Malaysian graduates to opt for employment in Singapore. The gap in pay difference after the exchange rate is lucrative and with the ever-rising cost of living here might be the final push for many. The 2016 Graduate Employment Survey Results released by Singapore’s Ministry of Education indicated that a top engineering graduate earns an average

MBJB allocates RM12 million for the maintenance of trees

Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) will continue to take stern action against developers and contractors in the city who fail to comply with the safety and cleanliness aspects in construction sites. The Mayor of Johor Bahru, A. Rahim Nin said the actions of few developers and contractors who ignored the two important aspects, has raised concern from the public. “The usual offences includes road debris due to heavy vehicles coming