Johor is tailor-made for petroleum trade. Located at the southern tip of Malaysia, bordering Singapore, its proximity to key regional oil centres and international shipping lines gives it a strategic advantage.Friday, 24 August, 2012, 12:12pm
In the 1980s, when Deng Xiaoping proposed 'one country, two systems' as the solution to the Hong Kong issue, he asserted that such an approach could be useful in tackling other international problems as well. Now, it appears, Malaysia and Singapore are borrowing a leaf from Deng's book.11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Anger is rising among 110,000 flood victims holed-up in crowded and ill-equipped evacuation centres in southern Johor state, as overwhelmed officials and aid workers struggle with the region's worst flood disaster in living memory.
Evacuees vie for limited cooked food, drinking water and bedding, while two reportedly died from diseases linked to poor hygiene.16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Malaysian police said yesterday they had broken a drug syndicate with links to Hong Kong. Officers seized 141.9kg of methamphetamine, or 'ice', in a house in southern Johor state. A spokesman said the haul had come from China. Ten people were arrested, including a 44-year-old man, his wife and two children aged 19 and 15.5 Jan 2001 - 12:00am
The city of Johor Bahru is the fastest-growing city in Malaysia after the capital Kuala Lumpur.
It is located at the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia, a short distance from the economic powerhouse of Singapore.31 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
Members of the foreign business community believe the Malaysian Government must act swiftly to restore investor confidence.
They say businessmen need to be assured steps are being taken to overhaul the power system to prevent another failure.5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
HONG KONG developer Pacific Hawk International Holdings (PHI) will be promoting a 'mini-metropolis' at the exhibition.
Plans of its innovative new city in Malaysia will be on display.
PHI says the largest shopping centre in the world will be built there.10 May 1995 - 12:00am
HONG KONG investors will get their first look at one of Asia's most ambitious property development schemes today when a group of overseas estate agents, financial experts and representatives from the Malaysian Government unveil their massive Johor Bahru Prolink 2020 project.14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
PROPERTY in Malaysia is a good long-term investment, according to a consultant with property giant Pacific Hawk International.
With Hong Kong property prices spiralling, many international financial institutions were relocating to Malaysia, said Henry Sung, the company's group director.31 Aug 1994 - 12:00am
DURING the gala dinner given by Peter and Bessie Woo to mark the opening of the new store, gracious hostess Bessie was engaged in animated conversation with the Sultan of Johor, who recently completed his term as the king of Malaysia.20 Jun 1994 - 12:00am