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2014-02-10 12:27:59

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As investment agencies worldwide turn their attention to promoting the benefits of their locations for building datacenters or outsourcing, a new player in south-east Asia - Johor - has entered this increasingly competitive arena. Next month, government, businesses and international experts will gather in Johor for a regional enterprise datacenter conference (www.datacentresasia.com) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority will make its...

2009-04-07 14:18:00

QUEBEC, April 7 /PRNewswire/ - Several long-range surveillance ARGC-2400 cameras from Obzerv Technologies have been installed in Malaysia to improve the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency's (MMEA) capacity for the maritime security in the straits and Malaysian territorial waters. From economic and strategic perspectives, the Strait of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. The Strait carries 70,000 vessels per year, that is close to one quarter of the world's sea...

2008-10-12 21:00:25

MUAR: It is not just Penan girls in Sarawak who are allegedly being abused by foreign workers. It happens in Johor, too. State Woman and Family Development, Welfare and Health Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said there had been a growing increase in the number of cases involving local women and girls reported to the Welfare Department in Johor. The cases mostly involve foreign workers, who left for their home country abandoning their local wife and children. She said there was no...

2008-10-06 00:00:33

PUTRAJAYA: Only 10 of the 3,095 petrol stations in the country have run out of supply, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said yesterday. Of the number, four are in Kelantan, two each in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang, and one each in Selangor and Johor. Shahrir said the situation was caused by station operators failing to stock up before the festive period. The surge in demand and late deliveries by the oil companies also contributed to the situation, he...

2008-09-02 00:00:10

MALACCA: It's time to shop - not till you drop but until you grab one of the 18 prizes worth a total of RM13,000 at Mahkota Parade. Among the prizes are petrol vouchers - very handy in these times of fuel price hikes and shopping vouchers - so you can shop some more! All you have to do is spend RM88 in a single or combined receipts in one day (excluding purchases from Parkson Grand, Giant Supermarket and temporary booths) to be eligible. That done, head for the ground floor to count...

2008-08-13 15:00:39

KLUANG: A Singaporean pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at an oil palm estate after the aircraft he was in flew into bad weather. The 36-year-old pilot was flying a Malaysian-registered micro- light aircraft towards Senai International Airport when a thunderstorm hit, forcing the pilot to land at a plantation near the North-South Expressway at 4pm. Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abd Rahman said the light aircraft took off from Batu Berendam,...

2008-06-30 00:01:59

SHAH ALAM: Stiffer penalties for water polluters is a must if the country is to have enough clean water said a major water industry group. This is because water companies are finding it more problematic to harvest water as more rivers are being polluted by unscrupulous factories. Water Association of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya president Tan Sri Rozali Ismail said the Klang Valley's supply of treatable water was close to critical. Rozali, who is also Syarikat Bekalan Air...

2008-06-23 00:00:11

By Salleh Buang BEING a visiting professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia also gives me an opportunity to observe what is happening in Johor Baru. One morning as my UTM driver and I were travelling along the road fronting the stretch of water separating Johor from Singapore, called Pantai Lido, I noticed rubbish floating on the water and it was not moving! My Johorean driver, however, seemed oblivious to the phenomenon - apparently, the water in this part of the city is almost...

2008-06-20 15:00:22

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) has formed an alliance with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) to provide financial assistance to aspiring pilots. Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister Datuk Noh Omar said each student can apply for a RM200,000 loan for three years and are required to pay back the agency once they are fully employed at any airline. "This scheme helps financially tight students as well as churn good quality pilots who can work at any airline company in the world and make...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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