Tag: Johor

Malaysian Home Minister stresses need for 3rd link between JB and SG due to traffic congestion

Iskandar Puteri— Malaysia's Home Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, emphasised the need to build a third link that would link Johor Baru with Singapore in order to ease the heavy traffic on the Causeway. He said this at the Johor state assembly on Monday, November 25. The...

Welcome to New Malaysia where dissent is embraced

The days of a single party rule in a nation being the norm are over as the dynamics of politics have been transforming over the decades and winning and losing elections are part of the landscape. Johor Chairman of the Unity, Domestic Trade And Consumer...

Dr Mahathir suffers a nose bleed at a media event, goes on to say he was not aware of his mistakes in the by-election

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad literally suffered a nose-bleed at a press conference yesterday but in another event, he sarcastically said he does not know if he made mistakes leading to the defeat in the Johor by-election. Saying the power transition between him...

Johor by-elections: Pakatan ahead of Barisan in a poll

Pakatan Harapan is leading with 53 per cent support against 44 per cent for the Barisan Nasional in the Tanjung Piai by-elections, according to a poll by the Institute Darul Ehsan (IDE). The voters go to poll tomorrow and there is a trend in favour...

Voters vow to punish Mahathir’s Pakatan government in Johor by-election

The Pakatan Harapan government is finding it tough to get back the support it garnered last year in Johor that helped it overthrow the Umno government. In 2018 it got a majority of 64% of Chinese voters on its side and 32% of Malay-Muslims gave significant support to Pakatan to...

Malaysian government promises new economic corridor in Johor ahead of a by-election

The Pakatan Harapan government made promises it will create a new economic corridor in Johor and it will be a long-term plan that goes beyond five or 10 years in development. Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali said the government plans to create the new economic corridor in...

Johor residents doubtful that adding 50 more counters will ease congestion

Johor Baru—Residents of Johor are none too enthusiastic about initiatives from the Malaysian government to ease traffic at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex, expressing doubts that the plan to add 50 more counters for people on motorcycles would make traffic flow easier in...

Saifuddin Abdullah: Malaysia to submit proposal for new water prices to Singapore

Putrajaya—Talks concerning the water issue between Singapore and Malaysia are expected to arise again shortly as Malaysia has said it will be proposing an amended price for the sale of raw water to Singapore. Saifuddin Abdullah, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, told the Nikkei Asian Review in...

Non-Muslim couples required to attend marriage school in Johor

Just when you think wedding planning is a headache, Johoreans have to worry about another thing. Couples, including non-Muslims, are required to attend a compulsory marriage course. The minimum age of marriage in Johor has increased to 18 years old for both Muslims and non-Muslims. The marriage...

Johor Sultan says won’t be hoodwinked by state recklessness in Pasir Gudang chemical outbreak

By Veronica Cordoba The Johor Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has taken the state government and federal agencies to task over the second outbreak of chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang. He described the mishandling of the outbreak as “despicable and a total disgrace”, adding that...