World Laughter Day celebrated with joy in JB
JOHOR BAHRU - World Laughter Yoga Day was celebrated in JB recently and everyone was laughing all the way.
Johor’s home with a heart
JOHOR BAHRU - Members of the public are invited to spend a relaxing and interesting CNY open House next Sunday February 24, 2012 at The Pandan Old People’s Home in Pandan.
Project Renaissance to reverse brain drain
KUALA LUMPUR - Mindvalley, the brainchild of its CEO and founder Vishen Lakhiani, plans to recreate Silicon Valley in KL and reverse the brain drain in ten years.
Malaysian child marriages disconcerting
KUALA LUMPUR - In the most recent statistics according to the 2000 Population and Housing Census , 6,800 children under the age of 15 were married in Malaysia.
Mental health patient in danger of losing home
JOHOR BAHRU - Sajitkumar T K Vasudevan, 48, resident of Taman Nusa Indah Johor Bahru lost his job as production executive when it was discovered that he was suffering from depression.
Gentle gems disclosed in the quiet of Endau Rompin National Park
ENDAU ROMPIN - Orchidacea or orchids, are the largest, most diverse, widespread and most advance of the flowering plants.
Adopt a loyal companion
PUCHONG - Animal rescue group Second Chance will hold an adoption drive cum fund raising event this Sunday Dec 30th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Level 2, near Digit World, at IOI Mall in Puchong.
Yuletide cheer for the Myanmarese migrants
JOHOR BAHRU - Food will be distributed to the the less privileged members of migrant community instead of gifts exchange, this Christmas.
Research: 50,000 undocumented and stateless children in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - The report, a project conducted by the Child Rights Coalition Malaysia contains in-depth information about children in the country.
Community carnival aims to raise RM100k for orphanage
KOTA DAMANSARA - The Community Care Carnival with the purpose of raising RM 100,000 will be held on Sunday 16 December at the Tropicana Medical Centre.
Journalist intends to create Eco-village
JOHOR - Betty Khoo, a journalist for more than 30 years, wants to start an Eco-village in Sedili, Johor.
Home schools gaining popularity in Johor Bahru
JOHOR BAHRU - Parents pursue home schooling for their children in spite of exemption regulations and uncertainty.
A landing like no other: Jellyfish @ Pangkor
PANGKOR - Tan does not consider the jellyfish an endangered species because “it does not originate from our shores and the catch lasts only 2 to 3 months.
Plight of the Malayan tiger
PERAK - WWF-Malaysia is extremely disappointed with the verdict as this is another crime against the Malayan tiger that has gone unpunished.
Ex-convict seeks aid to expand chilli farm in Taiping
TAIPING - From planting 2,000 chilli plants, it is his desire to increase his farm to 10,000 plants - unfortunately all plea for assistance have turned to nought.
Second Chance: Neuter your dogs
PUCHONG - Second Chance will hold an adoption drive at the IOI Mall in Puchong this Sunday Oct 7th from 11am to 6pm.
Pengerang: Durian farmers ill at ease
PENGERANG - The durian farmer said he failed to understand how the government could offer him only RM1000 per acre.
Make a date on 30/9 @ Pengerang
PENGERANG - Acting Head Of Himpunan Hijau and Advisor to the Working Committee of Himpunan Hijau Pengerang Thomas Fann, has invited all concerned members of the public to attend the last big rally in Pengerang on September 30, 2012.
Facebook users protest against the stifling 114A
KUALA LUMPUR - If you’d felt it queer that today there was almost non-existent traffic in your FB account, it could be that your friends are actively participating in the internet black day campaign launched by the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ).
Preserving wildlife through art
JOHOR BAHRU - Three years ago Eddie Low Hock Seng took up Chinese painting with Chew Choon and last weekend had seven of his paintings displayed for the first time at the “Renowned Wild Life Artist Mr Chew Choon and his students Art Exhibition."
Going gaga over cherries
LONDON - Michael Dallaway changed his tie and executive suit for a pair of jeans and T-shirt eight years ago is today the proud owner of several cherry farms and the initiator of the rent-a-cherry-tree scheme.
Bora Aksu mesmerises London’s fashion world
LONDON - He is a fashion designer and puts up shows in London twice a year in spring and summer as well as in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Double degree graduate turns volunteerism into career
LONDON - Nita Ng read law and economics in London, worked in the corporate arena briefly, found that was not her calling, decided to go into volunteerism.
Spectators and volunteers make London Olympics whole
LONDON - CJMY went on a random walkabout talking to both Londoners and a Malaysian on their views of the games. [VIDEO]
River of music in London
LONDON - BT had set up six stages along the River Thames the weekend before the 2012 Games began.
CJMY talks to Londoners before Olympics opening
LONDON - A visitor to London can’t help but be impressed by the preparations for the Olympics Games that is due to start with the opening ceremony this evening.
Thriving as single parents
JOHOR BAHRU - In Malaysia, single parents are increasingly on the rise and most are single mothers who become single due to their husband’s death (70%), divorce (25%) or abandonment (5%).
Malacca couple converts after child’s death
JOHOR - Nine years ago, a childless couple adopted a baby girl only to realize that she had brain tumour.
Johor Deacon publishes first book
JOHOR BAHRU - Director of the Johor Malacca Diocese Pastoral Institute Sherman Kuek, 36, has just written his first book which consists of 100 of his reflections.
Jumble Station with a rescue mission
KUALA LUMPUR - The Jumble Station is open to helping any poor single parent, regardless of race, religion or creed aiming to economically empower single parents and the poor to eventually acquire financially independence.
Taking cancer by the horns
PENANG - Margaret Khoo - helped to organise a team of 40 survivors and volunteers from JB to participate in the Relay for Life 2012 in Penang over the weekend.
Open day: Sunway College Johor Bahru
JOHOR BAHRU - Sunway College JB recently had its open day to provide student with career guidance and counseling.
George Gomez and “The Way of Saint James”
JOHOR BAHRU - Life is too long for one to walk alone convinced Dr George Gomez to go on an unforgettable pilgrimage tour.
Fund raising for the new Taman Sentosa Kiwanis club premises
JOHOR BAHRU - 2012 has been a very significant year for the club with the opening of its new premises.
Zumba: It’s a dance, it’s a workout
KUALA LUMPUR - Zumba is fast penetrating into the Malaysian scene. Check out this fascinating aerobics dance work out which has people around the world shedding unwanted weight while having a good time.
A fight to save the Cherating fireflies
PAHANG - Here is the story of a man from Myanmar, unbeaten, unstoppable and relentless in his mission to safeguard fireflies, the guardians of our forest, rivers, mangroves and wetlands.
Turtle egg consumption ensures extinction
TERENGGANU - Human activities are the main culprit of causing these harmless creatures to face impending defeat. The consumption turtle eggs which is the major cause of a dwindling population.
Marianna Pascal makes English matter
JOHOR: Marianna Pascal also known as Mrs Lee Kong Nian has written many popular books on learning English, including the best-selling English Fast & Easy series. She is writing her 4th book and is busy conducting corporate workshops on communication skills nationwide.
Xiu You’s babysitter suspected of murder
BATU PAHAT - Babysitter of infant Lim Xiu You, who was found dead in Johor yesterday, is now a suspect of a murder investigation.
Pengerang residents: Ignored but unrelenting
JOHOR - Some 300 residents of Kampung Sungai Kapal braved the rain to protest against the impending RAPID petrochemical project. The project, touted to be even bigger than Kertih, will begin in 2016.
Vindicated: Kluang Rail Coffee bounces back
KLUANG - The three directors of Kluang Rail Coffee, a 70 year old coffee shop located at the Kluang Railway station has been acquitted by the magistrate court last week.
Feedback: Electoral voters registration
JOHOR BAHRU - With the impending 13GE around the corner, CJMY went out to conduct a series of survey on the electoral voters registration.
Breast Cancer: A worrying trend
GELANG PATAH - The Persatuan Keluarga Polis (PERKEP), together with the Youth Association of Nusa Perintis, District Health Office, Johor Bahru Breast Cancer Support Group (JBBCSG) and the Community Policing of Nusa Perintis organised a Breast Cancer Awareness roadshow for the public, here, yesterday.
Janda Baik: Is nature part of the Malaysian megasale?
Janda Baik is a naturally beautiful area at the confluence of the Benus and Ceringging rivers giving way to 'economic' activity. At what price?
Toastmasters @ play
Toastmasters District 51-Welcome Nite @ 19th Semi-Annual Convention recently in Malacca. Themed the Baba Nonya Nite260 Delegates from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong & USA Video by Teresa Yeo, Citizen Journalist
River clean up blitz at Pelepah falls, Kota Tinggi
Johor’s Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) organized the cleaning of Pelepah River at Kota Tinggi in conjunction with the celebration of World Environment Day recently.
JB’s Breast Cancer Support Group organizing a health screening
Members of the group and their family are encouraged to come for the screening specially arranged with Gribbles and at a very special rate of RM 85.00.
The joy belly dance at Persada Johor
Belly dancing which started in the Middle East, includes movements such as the shimmy, hip hits, a staccato movement of the hips out from the body and undulations which are fluid movements of the hips, chest or torso in a circular or rotating fashion.
Senior citizens go disco
Around 364 elder citizens were celebrated in Johor Bahru yesterday as the Kiwanis club of Johor Bahru organized a luncheon dedicated to the elderly from some 19 homes in and around the Johor capital.