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Indian digital payment solutions provider PayMate has banked US$25 million in a series D round from Visa, Recruit Strategic Partners, and Brand Capital, Entrackr reported.
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WASHINGTON, July 21 — At the critical moment of a Hollywood movie starring A-lister Sandra Bullock, Bolivia's newly-elected president calls in the International Monetary Fund to bail out the poverty...
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Tech website 9to5Google is reporting that Google could be developing a version of Android adapted to 3G and 4G phones without touchscreens.
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Huawei said 28 of 50 commercial contracts for 5G that it signed globally are with operators in Europe.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd intends to bring technologies from the foreign companies it acquired into Malaysia in a bid to strengthen its position as an engineering solutions pr...
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MALABO (Equatorial Guinea), July 17 — Equatorial Guinea is awash in oil, although little of the wealth has trickled down to the poor.
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Equatorial Guinea is awash in oil, although little of the wealth has trickled down to the poor.
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PARIS: Renault posted a 6.7% decline in first-half vehicle sales amid a global auto slowdown, but said a forthcoming product offensive would begin to help soften the blow in key markets.
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PARIS: French carmaker PSA Group’s vehicle sales fell 12.8% in the first half as emerging markets weighed on its overseas business, challenging the trajectory of the Peugeot manufacturer’s recovery.
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Bomba personnel heaving the dolphin back to sea.
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THEASIANPARENT, a Southeast Asian community and content platform for mums, has successfully raised an undisclosed amount in an oversubscribed Series C funding round.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has been highlighted for standing out against a hundred other new cities that have been built from scratch across Africa and Asia.
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Dltledgers, a Singapore-headquartered blockchain startup that facilitates cross-border trade, has secured a US$2.5 million investment from Walden International.
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Dltledgers, a Singapore-headquartered blockchain startup that facilitates cross-border trade, has secured a US$2.5 million investment from Walden International.
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TheAsianparent, a Southeast Asian community and content platform for mothers, has raised an eight-figure amount of funding in an oversubscribed series C round led by Chinese international conglomerate...
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DUBAI: Investors betting on Saudi Arabian shares are showing a clear preference for funds listed in Europe over the US. The contrasting picture may come down to which market offers lower fees and more attractive treatment on taxes and dividends.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Ongoing trade tensions between China and US have continued to impact initial public offering (IPO) activities across the world, which slowed in the first half of the year, despi...
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Spotify Technology SA released a new version of its music streaming app for customers in emerging markets, an effort to grow outside of its strongholds in the US and Europe.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Eligible tourism players can now tap into the newly established Malaysia Tourism Promotion Fund (Gamelan Malaysia) to help boost the industry this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): Genting group-owned luxury private jet Crystal Skye has been chartered by Manchester United Football Club for a 16-hour direct flight to Perth, Australia, from Manchester in the...
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WHEN Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja-Kuye started Nigeria’s first vertical farming company, she already had years of experience advising governments under her belt. Yet as a woman, she still struggled to be taken seriously.
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I REFER to the report “Foreign students being victimised” (The Star, July 4).
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (photo, above) said yesterday that he had not backed violent protests in Hong Kong after Chinese state media blamed "western ideologues" for fomenting unrest in t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) expert has slammed the European Commission for a recent regulation labelling palm oil as unsustainable.
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Chinese official English-language newspapers blamed meddling by Western governments on Thursday for unrest in Hong Kong amid an escalating diplomatic spat between China and the United Kingdom over pro...
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South Korean manufacturer LG has released an alternative to its high-end G8 smartphone in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, the LG G8S.
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SEOUL, July 3 — South Korean manufacturer LG has released an alternative to its high-end G8 smartphone in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
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GENEVA, July 1 — As climate change worsens, growing heat stress on workers in agriculture and other sectors will cause a productivity loss equal to 80 million full-time jobs over the next decade, th...
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Google’s bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability of the technology by some potential customers.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remark that Malaysian workers don't want to work has irked the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC), which say it abhors such a view.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 30): Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran has clarified today that a statement he made in Cameron Highlands yesterday that Malaysia may take in workers from Africa to fill the ma...
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THE Human Resources Minister’s announcement that he has approached ambassdors of Africian nations about the possibility of providing workers for our plantation sector is a matter of concern for us.
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PETALING JAYA: Allowing refugees to work and legalising undocumented foreign workers in Malaysia should be the priority before workers from Africa are brought into the country, say various groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 30): Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran has clarified today that a statement he made in Cameron Highlands yesterday that Malaysia may take in workers from Africa to fill the ma...
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PETALING JAYA: Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran said today he has dropped the idea of importing workers from Africa to meet a labour shortage in oil palm plantations.
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PETALING JAYA: Plantation owners will be informed that the suggestion to bring in Africans to work in the sector would be dropped, says M. Kulasegaran.
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LANGKAWI (June 29): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government would prepare a plan so that residents at the Bukit Malut squatter settlement, here would be placed in a more proper hous...
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LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government would prepare a plan so that residents at the Bukit Malut squatter settlement here would be placed in proper housing.
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LANGKAWI: The Government has not decided whether workers from Africa will be allowed into the country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: The government’s proposal to take foreign workers from Africa to work in the plantation sector is still at the proposal stage, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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LANGKAWI, June 29 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government would prepare a plan so that residents at the Bukit Malut squatter settlement, here would be placed in a more proper ho...
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FRANKFURT, June 28 — Shares in Volkswagen’s heavy trucks division Traton slid in their first minutes of trading in Frankfurt today, although the group was spared the abrupt tumbles that have met s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Malaysia-Africa relations at the economic and commercial levels are not up to expectation on both sides despite a vast potential which is yet to be explored and implemented i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd narrowed its losses in the first quarter ended April 30, as revenue almost doubled on higher contribution from its engineering and construction business.
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GUANGZHOU, June 27 — Pressured by a labour crunch and rising wages in China, Shu Ke’an, whose company supplies bulletproof vests, rifle bags and other tactical gear to the United States, first con...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yinson Holdings Bhd, the oil and gas offshore services company, said net profit fell in the first quarter ended April 30 due to the lack of one-off gains that boosted earnings last year.
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PETALING JAYA: Eight of the world’s top 10 most expensive cities are located in Asia as a result of the region’s high costs for consumer goods and a dynamic housing market, with Kuala Lumpur (No. ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Malaysia’s capital has risen by four places as the world’s 141 most expensive city to live and work in.
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OSLO: US industrial conglomerate Eaton, which uses second-hand Nissan electric vehicle batteries to power buildings, is in talks with up to six European football stadiums to help power their facilitie...
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BEIJING: Chinese development projects in Africa must be sustainable, the government's top diplomat told senior African ministers on Tuesday, as he denounced "outside forces" who seek to vilify cooperation by accusing China of creating debt traps.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 25): Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd is exploring opportunities in oil and gas (O&G), energy, engineering and civil works, as well as construction and development projects with the Melak...
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BUKIT MINYAK: Tek Seng Holdings Bhd expects to return to the black in the 2019 financial year ending Dec 31.
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DAKAR, June 23 — Barcode health cards, mobile apps for victims of violence and an online legal platform are just some of the ideas showing the direction of female digital pioneers in Africa, with Se...
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Dr Teoh Eng Soon KUCHING: The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC 13) will be held here for the first time this year, taking place at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) from July 24 to...
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The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.
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KUALA LUMPUR: KKR & Co is nearing a deal to exit part of its stake in Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, South-East Asia’s biggest provider of helicopters for the offshore energy industry, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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JOHANNESBURG/MAPUTO (June 19): The U.S.’s Prosper Africa strategy plans to double two-way trade and investment between the world’s biggest economy and the continent in the coming years.
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KUALA LUMPUR: ​The private equity firm is in advanced talks to sell a portion of its 40% Weststar holding to the company’s controlling shareholder, businessman Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): KKR & Co is nearing a deal to exit part of its stake in Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, Southeast Asia’s biggest provider of helicopters for the offshore energy industry,...
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PHNOM PENH, June 19 — The United States has fined several companies for exporting goods via a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia in a bid to dodge President Donald Trump’s tariffs on ...
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DUBAI: Saudi Arabian stocks are benefiting from their inclusion in the emerging-market universe. But emerging-market stocks are suffering because of the Saudi presence.
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The Senegalese capital Dakar this month hosted the first African edition of 'Digital Women's Day'.
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China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said on Tuesday in a new report that call...
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WASHINGTON, June 19 — China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said yesterday in...
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A LUGGAGE full of rice was what I brought back to Malaysia during a trip home late last year.
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KUDOS to the Prime Minister for allowing Lynas to continue operating in Kuantan.
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Samsung will be expanding its US smartphone portfolio this summer; starting in June, the first of three Galaxy A-series devices will be available.
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Cloud-based team collaboration platform Symphony Communication Services has raised US$165 million in a series E funding round, bringing its total capital raised to more than US$460 million.
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LONDON, June 12 — Facebook today said it would create 500 jobs in London to improve safety on the social network with the help of artificial intelligence.
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SEOUL, June 12 — Samsung will be expanding its US smartphone portfolio this summer; starting in June, the first of three Galaxy A-series devices — the most affordable one starting at US$179.99 (RM...
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Uber Technologies Inc rival Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, has relaunched in London – nearly two years after its operating license was revoked by the city’s transit authority.
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The first model to bear fruit from the Toyota-Suzuki partnership, the Toyota Glanza, has been launched in India.
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Thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the Hari Raya open house of the Sarawak State government recently at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Southeast Asia’s largest aluminium smelter, Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd, seeking to expand quickly in both the upstream and downstream segments, is on the prowl for companies to...
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LETTER | Thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the open house of the Sarawak government during the recent Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching wher...
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NAIROBI, June 6 ― Chilli, a gibbon native to Borneo, will soon be jumping from tree to tree in parks from New York to Nairobi as a character in a new augmented reality video game that aims to promot...
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HelloGold, a gold-based savings platform, announced yesterday its expansion into the Thailand market.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has the slowest marathon runners worldwide, according to a study.
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NAIROBI: The new Land Rover Defender has moved a step closer to production after successfully completing a demanding testing programme with Tusk in Kenya, in support of their lion conservation initiat...
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SEOUL/MONTREAL (June 4): When Pakistan closed its airspace during conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had alre...
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SEOUL: When Pakistan closed its airspace during its conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had already done so tw...
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MONTREAL, June 4 — When Pakistan closed its airspace during conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had already ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry needs to look for new formulas, systems and procedures to curb the influx of foreigners into the country, especially those from the Africa, said former KLIA Immigration...
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HONG KONG, June 3 — Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to sell its undersea telecom cable business, showed a buyer’s filing on Monday, in its first major asset sale since the United States ratcheted...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Two major non-governmental organisations in Malaysia and the United Kingdom have teamed up to end the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in several Asia Pac...
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This article first appeared as 'Remembering Lee, the tree whisperer' in The Edge Financial Daily, on June 3, 2019.
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Joint Media Statement by IOI Corp Bhd and IOI Properties Group Bhd It is with deep sadness that the companies announce the passing away of our founder and executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lee S...
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MIRI: Students and staffs from 50 countries held a multinational and multireligious breaking of fast in Curtin University Malaysia campus here in Miri.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd's net profit rose 21.1% to RM112.15 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) from RM92.65 million a year ago, due to strong activiti...
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PUTRAJAYA: The tourism industry has recorded a positive 16.9% growth in tourist expenditure for the first quarter of this year.
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Google’s Android is breaking up with Huawei.
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JAKARTA: Demand from Asia’s growing legions of chocoholics has outpaced the ability of local farmers to supply cocoa beans, prompting a surge of shipments into the region from Africa and South America.
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KAHA, a Singapore-based end-to-end IoT platform startup for smart wearables, has raised US$6.2 million (RM25.93 million) in Series B funding to accelerate its growth in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Nine Africans were among 13 foreigners arrested in an anti-crime operation conducted here by the police.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — It appears that Sony Mobile is almost as good as dead since it has announced its withdrawal from several markets worldwide.
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It appears that Sony Mobile is almost as good as dead since it has announced its withdrawal from several markets worldwide.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Kazakhstan is keen to increase the import volume of Malaysia's palm oil into the Republic, said Counsellor of Kazakhstan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Serik Amirov.
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LONDON: Gold miners must focus on maximizing returns and more mergers to attract investors seeking to diversify after years of under-investing in mines, Barrick Gold's chief executive said on Wednesday.
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JOHOR BAHRU (May 22): There is no monkeypox infection detected and reported in this state as of yesterday, said Johor’s Health, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar.