Tag: Johor

Singaporean family opens home to Malaysian worker amid lockdown

A Singaporean Reddit user recently took to the online discussion site to share a heart-warming story of how his Singaporean family opened their home to a Malaysian worker in need of a place to stay amid the Malaysian lockdown, which commenced on Wednesday (March...

Johor working on proposal to reopen border with Singapore

In the midst of Malaysia's lockdown, the government of Johor has expressed its interest in  reopening its border with Singapore. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday (March 16) evening, announced that the Malaysian government would implement a two-week lockdown in an effort to counter the...

Singaporean died of heart attack, not of coronavirus: Malaysian police

A Singaporean died of a heart attack in a tourist bus at the immigration complex in Johor, according to the police, dismissing rumours that he had died of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to Bernama. The Iskandar Puteri police chief, Assistant Commissioner Dzulkhairi Mukhtar, said...

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...