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Three diphtheria cases confirmed in Johor

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health has confirmed three more diphtheria cases in Johor as of yesterday. 

In a statement today, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cases involved a four-year-old boy and girl as well as a 15-year-old girl who all lived in the same house as the two-year-old toddler believed to have died from diphtheria on Feb 21. 

The four-year-old girl who tested positive for the disease was the sister of the deceased toddler.

“All three children were treated for the disease and are in a stable condition, and one has since been allowed to return home,” he said.....

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Malaysia Kite Council, MPPG to help set up Kite Museum in Satun province

JOHOR BAHRU, March 2 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Kite Council and the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) will collaborate with Satun Provincial Administration in Thailand to help set up the first Kite Museum in the country.


Cancellation of talk not Johor govt directive - WANCorp

JOHOR BAHRU, March 2 (Bernama) -- Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad (WANCorp) today said the cancellation of a talk by two prominent speakers near Batu Pahat last night, was made in line with the company's regulations of not wanting to be involved with political elements in its organised activities.


Vehicle with 10 passengers overturns: tahfiz pupil killed

JOHOR BAHRU, March 2 (Bernama) -- A pupil of Tahfiz Ar Rayyan was killed, three critically injured, five slightly hurt and one unhurt after the tyre of a Toyota Innova multi-purpose vehicle burst and it went out of control at the 18.2 km of the North-South Expressway (south bound) near Kulai, yesterday. 


Tunku Puteri Johor launches 24th World Kite Festival

JOHOR BAHRU, March 1 (Bernama) -- Tunku Puteri Johor, Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim launched the Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival (FLLSPG) 2019  at Bukit Layang-Layang, near here, tonight.


Johor Sultan receives locomotive driver competence certificate

JOHOR BAHRU, March 1 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today received the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) senior locomotive driver’s competence certificate.


Hot weather a boon for dried fish producers

PORT DICKSON, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The current hot weather is a blessing for dried fish producers like Zakaria Wahab, 61, who said fish dry rapidly now, taking just one day instead of two or three days.


Crop yields not affected by hot spell

PORT DICKSON, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has so far not received any report of crop yields being affected by the hot and dry weather that has currently hit the nation, said its Deputy Minister Sim Tze Tzin.


Dry weather sparks 378 farm, forest and bush fires in Melaka 

MELAKA, Feb 28 -- There were 378 cases of farm, forest and bush fires in the state in the first two months of the year as the country is hit by a hot and dry spell now and the figure is half of the annual total of 561 cases for the whole of last year.


Bernama, RTM remain relevant and important as government's mouthpieces

JOHOR  BAHRU, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- Departments under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) have not only remained relevant as the government’s mouthpieces, but also as the agents of inculcating unity among the multi-racial people in the country, said KKMM Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) Shahkib Ahmad Shakir said.


Melaka dam levels satisfactory

MELAKA, Feb 28 (Bernama) – Despite there being no rain for two days and water levels dropping in three dams, the Water Regulation Agency (BKSA) Melaka said in a statement on Facebook that it is still at a satisfactory percentage.


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Sarawak set to be first to use hydrogen fuel-powered buses in Malaysia


Cops seeking remand extension for suspects involved in Sungai Kim Kim pollution


Selangor Assemblywomen don headscarves in solidarity


All schools in Pasir Gudang to re-open on March 31


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