Johor Baru: The 10th Most Dangerous City in Asia! A City of Fear…

2016

Malaysia has 4 of the most dangerous cities in Asia. They are Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Klang and Johor Baru.

World Atlas

Most Dangerous Cities In Asia

Based on the Numbeo databases’ composite crime indices, these Asian locales are not very welcoming to foreigners, nor very safe for locals.
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10. Johor Baharu, Malaysia

Johor Baharu, the capital of the Malaysian state of Johor and the country’s second largest city, is also a hub of criminal activity, placing it in the top 10 most dangerous cities in Asia. The Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News had compiled a list of the top ten crime zones in the city, and these include such places as the Larkin Bus Terminal, infamous for occasional pickpockets, the shopping zones of Taman Johor Jaya and Taman Sentosa, with their cases of snatch thefts by robbers on motorcycles, and even the residential area of Taman Pelangi, which is often associated with frequent reports of car thefts.

https://weehingthong.org/2016/04/06/malaysia-has-4-in-the-most-dangerous-cities-in-asia-surprised/

2 November 2018

Man arrested over JB double murder

JOHOR BARU, Nov 2 ― Police have detained a man last night to assist in the murder of a cleaner and a male friend in a flat at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here yesterday.

Johor deputy police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the 56-year-old man was detained at 10pm last night when he came to the North Johor Baharu district police headquarters near Skudai, here.

“Police are now investigating him as well as identifying other individuals involved in the  murder of the cleaner and her male friend,” he said when contacted here today.

Yesterday, cleaner, K. Kamala, 51 and her friend, S. Silvaraja, 59 were dead at 9am in the flat by her Kamala’s daughter who returned from work.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1689346/man-arrested-over-JB-double-murder?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter

1 November 2018

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JOHOR BARU, Nov 1 — Two people were found brutally hacked to death in a double murder case at a flat in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here today.

The victims were identified as K. Kamala, 51, and her male partner S. Silvaraja, 59.

Both were found sprawled in blood in their third-floor unit at 9am by Kamala’s daughter.

Johor deputy police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the attack was believed to have taken place around midnight.

He said according to the initial investigation, the victims’ neighbours said they heard a commotion that lasted 10 minutes, but did not suspect anything was amiss.

“The female victim was found lying in the bedroom, while the man was found in the living room.

“Initial investigations found that both victims were believed to have been hacked by a sharp weapon on their heads, while the male victim had a gash on his neck,” he said at the murder scene today.

It was learnt that the female victim, who stayed with the male victim, worked as a cleaner and shared the flat with her 31-year-old daughter.

The couple were believed to be unmarried but had lived together for several months.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1688980/couple-hacked-to-death-in-gruesome-jb-double-murder?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter

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A city of fear

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…A string of murders, gangland-style, has gripped the nation. Since April this year, there have been about 40 gun-related incidents, resulting in 25 deaths.

I live in a gated and guarded community. Yet, as I pass the guardhouse, a notice is a grim reminder of how close danger lurks. It reminds residents of two cases:

1.House broken into by four robbers armed with parang along Jalan 2/62C

2. House owner’s Toyota Fortuner was robbed at gun point along Jalan 2/62

That’s just three streets away from where I live.

Mind you, this is a guarded and gated area for which residents pay an annual fee. Yet we are exposed..

Though the authorities have said the recent killings were gang-related, it has created a climate of fear among netizens. They say the repealing of the Emergency Ordinance has unleashed about 2,600 criminals back on the streets. Some of them are exacting revenge on those whom they suspect had snitched on them.

Yet others want to take back control of their turf — the lucrative drug trade, loan sharking, prostitution rackets.

Still, there is cause for worry. The oft-heard “wrong place, wrong time” keeps ringing in the head.

Yes, it may be gang-related. Yes, it may be a turf war. But there would be collateral damage.

And I have no wish for those close and dear to me to be part of that statistic.

Whether it is my daughter, wife, sons or their wives…I remind them to be aware of their surroundings.

Do not be out on the road if you do not need to be. Fuel up during the day,” I remind them. “Do not get out of the car immediately. Look around. Look into the kiosk and see if everything is normal.”

Just last week, a friend walked right into a robbery at a Petronas station and was greeted with a machete at her neck.

She was unharmed but lost her wallet, mobile and some jewellery

“Alfresco dining” at the local mamak stalls are a Malaysian delight. Most of these places operate from dawn to dusk. Such was the business.

But lately these places (shops and stalls) have been deserted. Gangs with machetes have attacked these outlets . Customers have lost their mobiles, jewellery, money and a host of other valuables.
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We have lost our freedom. This is not a free country anymore. We live in fear.

We are close to losing a very basic human right — freedom of movement.

And yet while our home is our castle, we remain vulnerable to the shenanigans, the beasts and the desperadoes.

http://www.theindependent.sg/a-city-of-fear/

25 July 2017

Man who ambushed and assaulted Singaporean brothers in JB identified as Singapore PR serving NS

Two Singaporean brothers who were visiting Johor Bahru were ambushed and violently assaulted by a gang of Malaysians over the weekend. The main ringleader was discovered to be a Malaysian citizen who is a permanent resident in Singapore, serving his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces.

The brothers, believed to be named Willy and Kay, were waiting to board a bus when an argument started between them and a 20-year-old young girl who tried to cut the bus queue. One of the siblings described the event to a local news website:

“The argument started when me and brother told a girl off for cutting in front of us in a queue for the bus at Bukit Indah, JB, while we were carrying our heavy luggage. Instead of apologizing, the girl and her boyfriend started to taunt and insult us. Later, we were extremely terrified as we saw 6, 7 guys ambushing us right after we stepped down from the bus.”

The brothers were then assaulted by the group, which included the boyfriend’s mother who allegedly threatened the brothers that she will tell the police that the boys molested her. The father of one of the assailants was also present and reportedly whacked the boys with a wooden stick during the altercation.

The brothers were also strangled, punched and beaten before a member of the public who is said to be a local police officer arrived at the scene.

One of the brothers was beaten so badly that he had to be rushed to the hospital upon their return to Singapore, the Chinese daily reported.

When the brothers went to Bukit Panjang North Neighbourhood Police Post, they were surprised to discover that the mastermind of the ambush – the 20-year-old girl’s boyfriend – is a Malaysian who was serving his NS at SAF since he is a Singapore PR. One brother wrote:

“I am very puzzled. Why are we allowing such thing to happen? The Singapore government has been generous, in supporting foreigners to live and grow in this land. Is that what we get in return? SAF has been working hard to protect fellow Singaporeans from all possible threats. Why is he (the culprit), as an NSF serving in SAF, committing such horrible crime overseas? As a concerned, righteous citizen, I think this is truly unacceptable.”

http://www.theindependent.sg/man-who-ambushed-and-assaulted-singaporean-brothers-in-jb-identified-as-singapore-pr-serving-ns/

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*** Translated from Chinese post and Singapore Chinese newspaper article attached below. For information sharing to non-chinese community, video and photos available below. Please note that there are alternative versions of this incident ****

Translation: “According to Facebook user Jason Soong and Singapore Chinese newspaper article Lianhe Zaobao, two brothers were on their way to JB on Friday 21 July 2017 after work and were queuing at the Singapore Tuas Checkpoint for the bus when a girl approached them and asked the younger brother to move aside to allow her to pass through and join her boyfriend who was already queuing in front.

The younger brother refused to move aside due to the reason that they have been queuing for around two hours and the girl should queue like everyone else. However, the girl is said to had pushed her way through and joined her boyfriend in the queue in front, and the matter came to a rest.

However, upon arrival in JB Bukit Indah Aeon around 10.45pm, the brothers were confronted by a group of 6 to 7 men, one of the group accused the brothers of acting in an arrogant manner to his girlfriend and the group started to assault the two brothers. The elder brother managed to break away and call the police, and a man believed to be an off-duty police officer tried to break up the fight. They shouted that the police were arriving, but to no avail.

Subsequently a middle-aged man and woman believed to be the parents of the men in the group (Editor: It is unclear whose father it is from the original chinese post) arrived on the scene. The mother initially was heard to have attributed the fight to the reason that the brothers disallowed the girl to cut the queue, but later alleged that the brothers had molested the girl. (Edit: no location was provided)

The father is said to had used a wooden stick he seemed to have picked up nearby to assault the brothers, causing the younger brother to substain injuries and bled from the head. The group split up and fled when the police arrived, leaving in a vehicle JQB9978.

The brothers managed to detain the boyfriend and handed him over to the police. The younger brother suffered various injuries and is being treated at a nearby hospital.”

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/kang1013/posts/10207201959087001

http://www.zaobao.com.sg/zne…/singapore/story20170723-781251


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25 July 2017

Man who ambushed and assaulted Singaporean brothers in JB identified as Singapore PR serving NS

Two Singaporean brothers who were visiting Johor Bahru were ambushed and violently assaulted by a gang of Malaysians over the weekend. The main ringleader was discovered to be a Malaysian citizen who is a permanent resident in Singapore, serving his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces.

The brothers, believed to be named Willy and Kay, were waiting to board a bus when an argument started between them and a 20-year-old young girl who tried to cut the bus queue. One of the siblings described the event to a local news website:

“The argument started when me and brother told a girl off for cutting in front of us in a queue for the bus at Bukit Indah, JB, while we were carrying our heavy luggage. Instead of apologizing, the girl and her boyfriend started to taunt and insult us. Later, we were extremely terrified as we saw 6, 7 guys ambushing us right after we stepped down from the bus.”

The brothers were then assaulted by the group, which included the boyfriend’s mother who allegedly threatened the brothers that she will tell the police that the boys molested her. The father of one of the assailants was also present and reportedly whacked the boys with a wooden stick during the altercation.

The brothers were also strangled, punched and beaten before a member of the public who is said to be a local police officer arrived at the scene.

One of the brothers was beaten so badly that he had to be rushed to the hospital upon their return to Singapore, the Chinese daily reported.

When the brothers went to Bukit Panjang North Neighbourhood Police Post, they were surprised to discover that the mastermind of the ambush – the 20-year-old girl’s boyfriend – is a Malaysian who was serving his NS at SAF since he is a Singapore PR. One brother wrote:

“I am very puzzled. Why are we allowing such thing to happen? The Singapore government has been generous, in supporting foreigners to live and grow in this land. Is that what we get in return? SAF has been working hard to protect fellow Singaporeans from all possible threats. Why is he (the culprit), as an NSF serving in SAF, committing such horrible crime overseas? As a concerned, righteous citizen, I think this is truly unacceptable.”

http://www.theindependent.sg/man-who-ambushed-and-assaulted-singaporean-brothers-in-jb-identified-as-singapore-pr-serving-ns/

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*** Translated from Chinese post and Singapore Chinese newspaper article attached below. For information sharing to non-chinese community, video and photos available below. Please note that there are alternative versions of this incident ****

Translation: “According to Facebook user Jason Soong and Singapore Chinese newspaper article Lianhe Zaobao, two brothers were on their way to JB on Friday 21 July 2017 after work and were queuing at the Singapore Tuas Checkpoint for the bus when a girl approached them and asked the younger brother to move aside to allow her to pass through and join her boyfriend who was already queuing in front.

The younger brother refused to move aside due to the reason that they have been queuing for around two hours and the girl should queue like everyone else. However, the girl is said to had pushed her way through and joined her boyfriend in the queue in front, and the matter came to a rest.

However, upon arrival in JB Bukit Indah Aeon around 10.45pm, the brothers were confronted by a group of 6 to 7 men, one of the group accused the brothers of acting in an arrogant manner to his girlfriend and the group started to assault the two brothers. The elder brother managed to break away and call the police, and a man believed to be an off-duty police officer tried to break up the fight. They shouted that the police were arriving, but to no avail.

Subsequently a middle-aged man and woman believed to be the parents of the men in the group (Editor: It is unclear whose father it is from the original chinese post) arrived on the scene. The mother initially was heard to have attributed the fight to the reason that the brothers disallowed the girl to cut the queue, but later alleged that the brothers had molested the girl. (Edit: no location was provided)

The father is said to had used a wooden stick he seemed to have picked up nearby to assault the brothers, causing the younger brother to substain injuries and bled from the head. The group split up and fled when the police arrived, leaving in a vehicle JQB9978.

The brothers managed to detain the boyfriend and handed him over to the police. The younger brother suffered various injuries and is being treated at a nearby hospital.”

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/kang1013/posts/10207201959087001

http://www.zaobao.com.sg/zne…/singapore/story20170723-781251

 

19 March 2017

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High-speed police car chase, gunfire, rattle JB suburb [VIDEO]

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JOHOR BARU: A high-speed police car chase in Taman Johor Jaya here ended with a shot being fired and a man being apprehended.

Details are scant at the moment, but the 2pm incident at Jalan Ros Merah 2/11 saw police in a patrol car in hot pursuit of two men in a green Proton Wira.

The chase ended outside a row of shops here.

When backup police arrived to sweep the scene for evidence, the green Proton Wira was seen stationary by the roadside. The police patrol car was seen next to it.

The area was cordoned off to the public.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/03/222484/high-speed-police-car-chase-gunfire-rattle-jb-suburb-video

22 November 2015

THE 4 OF THEM ROBBED 2 MEN AND LEFT, BUT THEIR VICTIMS CHASED AFTER THEM. In their rush, they crashed into a longkang.

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Lelaki ditahan, kereta dinaiki terbabas slps dikejar lelaki yang disamun di JB Pix pembaca

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Johor Bahru: Lelaki berusia 23 tahun ditahan selepas kereta dinaikinya terbabas ke dalam longkang ketika dikejar oleh lelaki yang disamunnya dalam kejadian di Taman Nusa Bestari di sini, malam tadi.

Dalam kejadian 9.25 malam itu, suspek dikatakan melakukan samun terhadap dua lekaki dengan menggunakan parang sebelum dikejar mangsa samun terbabit.

Ketua Polis Daerah Nusajaya, Superintendan Noor Hashim Mohamad berkata, anggota peronda MPV IPD Nusajaya yang ketika itu sedang melakukan rondaan di lokasi kejadian kemudian memeriksa kerera yang terbabas sebelum mendapati seseorang mengalami kecedaraan.

“Suspek ditahan, manakala tiga lagi lelaki dipercayai rakan sejenayah suspek berjaya melarikan diri,” katanya.

– See more at: http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/94941#sthash.0mgRQ5lt.dpuf

16 November 2015

JB INUNDATED.

Not enough water to use, but more than enough to drown in!

limkitsiang: Flash floods in Shah Alam, Subang, JB city centre (Mkini)

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Waist-high floods hit JB after 2-hour downpour (via )

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Ekoran hujan lebat, banjir kilat landa Shah Alam, Johor Baru

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Flash flood in Johor Baru city centre

Published Today 3:50 pm

Flash flood in Johor Bahru city centre

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A heavy downpour in the early afternoon caused a flash flood in the Johor Baru city centre today.

The flood, which was especially bad around Jalan Wong Ah Fook, happened around 12.30pm. A lot of vehicles were seen trapped in the water.

According to Johor Works Department Facebook page, heavy rainfall with a full high tide occurring simultaneously resulted in the flash flood.

It advised road users who wish to go to the city to postpone their trip temporarily.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/319718

16/11/2015 : KEJADIAN BANJIR KILAT DI JALAN WONG AH FOOK, JOHOR BHARU 12.48 tghari

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Stomper’s GF and motorists stranded after heavy downpour causes flood in parts of JB

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My fren’s car, CitySq JB. Natural disasters are not covered, but annual flood is National Incompetency disaster, no?

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JB flash flood. Lets pray for the flood victims in Malaysia.

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Vehicles submerged, traffic at a standstill following heavy downpour in JB:

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更新:海水退潮后,水災已退;截至下午2時15分,黃亞福街僅開通一條道路,前往市區駕駛者受促使用替代路線,並遵循交警指示!
警方文告:黃亞福水淹約1.5公尺,共20輛車浸泡水中。
http://www.chinapress.com.my/?p=491409
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16/11/2015 : KEJADIAN BANJIR KILAT (TERDAPAT 3 MGSA TERPERANGKAP) DI JALAN WONG AH FOOK, JB 12.48 tghri

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Wouldnt recommend going into JB town now. All the cars that were park underground at Public bank are gone

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20 August 2015

This was the businessman shot dead outside the mall in Taman Pelangi, Johor

槍手近距離轟斃死者!!!

 (新山20日訊)“青年泊車場遭擊斃”案;警方調查,槍手是在近距離內朝死者開一槍,子彈射穿死者肋骨,導致傷重斃命。  消息指出,死者疑涉商業或黑幫糾紛,而遭仇家買兇殺人,不過,命案真正動機,有待警方調…
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Star

Thursday August 20, 2015 MYT 12:39:51 PM

Businessman shot dead outside mall in Johor

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JOHOR BARU: A 35-year-old businessman was shot dead outside a shopping mall in Taman Pelangi.

It was learnt that the victim T. Magendran had just finished grocery shopping for his cafe when the incident took place at around 9pm on Wednesday.

He was said to be loading some shopping items into the boot of his car at the parking area when he was gunned down by a single shot.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/08/20/Crime-businessman-shot-dead-Johor/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 中國報訊:奪命槍案!
年逾30歲印裔男子購物后,推著手推車到泊車場取車時,遭騎著摩哆的槍手伏擊,太陽穴中彈斃命。
這起事件于今晚9時許,在新山彩虹花園娛家城購物中心泊車場發生,現場可見手推車內有死者剛購買的物品。

–詳情請翻閱明早《中國報》!

 China News: fatal shooting!
After shopping the Indian more than 30 years of age, while pushing a cart to the parking lot to get his car, ambush by gunmen riding a Mount Dora, was shot in the temple and killed him.
The incident at about 9 o’clock in the evening, entertainment in Johor Bahru Rainbow Garden City Shopping Center parking lot, visible cart has just purchased items of the deceased. –For details, please read the China daily in the morning!
China Press Negeri Johor 柔佛州《中國報》's photo.

Man punches car window in attempted robbery

Bikers flee after failing to snatch car passenger’s handbag

– See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/man-punches-car-window-attempted-robbery#sthash.IP9Zi2NQ.dpuf

Man punches car window in attempted robbery in JB

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By DEWEY SIM

A couple were on their way to a Johor Baru mall for their weekly shopping trip when three men tried to rob them.

Mr Darren Tan, 39, and his wife had just passed the Woodlands Checkpoint into Malaysia at around 6.30pm on Tuesday and were at a traffic junction when they were attacked.

Mr Tan said that three men on two motorcycles flanked his Honda Odyssey.The motorcyclist on the right side tried to open the door, but it was locked.

He then heard a loud crash and saw shards of glass falling on his wife, who was in the front passenger seat.

A man on the left side of the car had punched the window, said Mr Tan, a fleet executive in an oil company.

The man put his hand through the broken window and tried to snatch Mrs Tan’s handbag, which was slung over her shoulder.

SCREAMING

Frightened, she started screaming loudly and held on tightly to her bag.

The tug-of-war between Mrs Tan and the biker lasted for about a minute. The biker eventually gave up and fled.

Mrs Tan’s legs were injured by the broken glass.

– See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/man-punches-car-window-attempted-robbery#sthash.IP9Zi2NQ.dpuf

JUST WHAT IS GOING ON?

The mystery of a dead man, a woman who claimed that he had tried to rape her before falling to his death, and another man who had also attempted to rape her but escaped…

名 女子準備出門工作時,遭相熟的男子拉進屋內企圖強姦,她情急間踢中對方下體,準備奪門求救之際,再遭另一名陌生男子闖入屋並企圖脫掉她的衣服。女子較後衝 進廚房拿刀自衛,並向兩人潑撒咖哩粉反抗,不久後,兩名男子突然起爭執,其中一人負傷浴血逃走,另一人則反鎖在書房中,直到警方上門捉人 時……………http://bit.ly/1EAcAsO

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Mati tak jadi rogol, suspek kedua diburu. Selanjutnya di

Johor Bahru: Polis menyiasat lelaki yang ditemui mati akibat jatuh dari tingkat sembilan Blok A, Apartment Sri Wangi, Taman Tampoi Indah, Johor Bahru, petang semalam sebagai suspek cubaan rogol seorang wanita.

Ketua Polis Daerah Johor Bahru Utara, Asisten Komisioner Mohd Khamsani Abdul Rahman berkata, pihaknya juga dalam usaha mengesan seorang lagi suspek yang berjaya melarikan diri.

http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/25810

Checks on suspected bomb in petrol kiosk in JB reveal bag contained only clothes: JB Selatan police chief ACP Sulaiman Salleh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHOR BARU: A suspected package believed to be a bomb here had police cordoning off parts of a road leading to Jalan Tebrau this afternoon.

Traffic was diverted from the city centre leading to the start of Jalan Tebrau, Jalan Abdullah Tahir and also Taman Pelangi after a suspected package was found at a nearby petrol kiosk (BHP Jalan Tebrau) at 1pm.

The petrol kiosk is located next to an international bank and also opposite from the state police contingent headquarters.

However, a check by a police bomb squad team revealed that the bag left behind at the petrol kiosk contained only pieces of old clothing.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/69516

Polis musnah beg pakaian mencurigakan yg diletak di depan stesen minyak di Jln Tebrau

Polis musnah beg pakaian mencurigakan yg diletak di depan stesen minyak di Jln Tebrau, JB. Pix Hairu Anuar Abd Rahim

Polis musnah beg ditinggalkan di luar stesen minyak depan Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Johor

Johor Bahru: Stesen minyak di hadapan Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Polis Johor di sini menjadi tumpuan selepas pasukan keselamatan termasuk anggota pemusnah bom polis dan anggota bomba dilihat mengawal keadaan sebelum letupan kecil kedengaran kira kira 1.40 petang tadi.

Suasana ketika ini terkawal walaupun letupan berkenaan adalah kali kedua dilakukan oleh pasukan keselamatan selepas letupan kecil pertama pada 1.20 petang tadi untuk memusnahkan beg bewarna merah yang berada di luar stesen minyak berkenaan.

http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/23556
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JOHOR BARU: Three suspected robbers were arrested less than an hour after they robbed a young couple of their cash and valuables in a pre-dawn incident in Taman Pelangi here today.

Police also recovered two parangs, two knives and a cutter from the suspect’s Toyota Vios car that was used in the robbery at about 5.45am.

Johor Baru Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Sulaiman Salleh said the couple, aged 20 and 18, had earlier waited for a bus at a bus stand in Jalan Biru 1, Taman Pelangi at about 5am.

“The suspect’s car stopped in front of the bus stand and two men armed with parangs approached the couple and demanded for their belongings while threatening them with harm,” he said.

Minutes later, Sulaiman said police patrol car and the Ninja Squad members chanced upon the suspect’s car based on the earlier description along Jalan Tebrau.

“A short chase ensued and the suspect’s car was cut-off and the suspects nabbed,” he said, adding that the suspects are in police custody pending investigations.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/68328

NST

JOHOR BARU: A Vietnamese guest relations officer (GRO) broke her right leg while trying to escape from a police raid.

She jumped 5m from the fourth floor of a shopping complex in Stulang here on Friday night.

In the 8pm raid conducted by the Johor police Anti-vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division, a policeman was injured when his arm was bitten by one of the 55 foreign women arrested for prostitution.

In the incident, the 42-year-old Vietnamese GRO, who was also believed to be a prostitute, was entertaining her clients on the fourth floor of the duty-free shopping complex.

Upon seeing the policemen, she fled the premises and leapt from the fourth storey onto the third storey, and broke her leg.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/64651

 (新山20日訊)警方昨晚再次到新山士都蘭拉勿展開取締行動,共扣捕55名外籍陪座女郎,其中一名越南籍女子逃跑時,從4樓高處不慎墜下,受傷入院。

–更多詳細內容,請翻閱明早《中國報》!

(Johor Bahru, 20th) police again last night to Johor Bahru lanla not clamping down, arrested a total of 55 foreign accompany girls one Viet Nam women escape, accidentally fell from the 4-storey-high, injured and hospitalized.

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IS IT MORE DANGEROUS FOR MALAYSIANS OR SINGAPOREANS IN JB?

My relative in Singapore feels that it is more dangerous for them when they come in their cars. Robbers can tell that they are Singaporeans. He should know. He was stabbed and robbed in JB.

S’pore man with toddler jumps out of car after it’s carjacked

After MPV is carjacked in Yong Peng, Johor, S’pore man has to jump out with baby to escape

1: While Mr T. H. Tan rests in the back seat of his rented MPV with his toddler, two men get out of a car parked behind the MPV and approach from either sides of the vehicle. TNP ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA

A Singaporean man and his baby had to leap out of the rented multi-purpose vehicle they were in after it was hijacked in Johor.

Their family of eight were on the way back from a holiday in Genting on Nov 23, and had made a pit stop at Yong Peng.

Everyone except the man and his son got out to buy snacks at a supermarket.

That was when two men approached and entered the car, which was not locked. A white Honda City moved to block the front of the MPV.

The robbers made off with the man’s documents, computers and seven suitcases.

http://www.tnp.sg/news/spore-man-toddler-jumps-car-after-its-carjacked

變成紅燈區…http://bit.ly/1rRNZ0P

Into the red light district … http://bit.ly/1rRNZ0PTranslated by Bing

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For drivers: Good news, Bad news
The bad news first: you can’t enter the JB city centre. The good news: it’s for 3 hours once a month.

For 3 hours a month, no vehicles can enter JB city centre

For 3 hours a month, no vehicles can enter JB city centre

JOHOR BARU – Beginning December, a day will be set aside to ensure no vehicles enter the city centre for about three hours.

Mayor Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam said the Vehicle-Free Day campaign, spearheaded by the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB), would “free” the streets for activities such as cycling, running, street football, aerobics and netball.

“For a start, we are looking at closing the roads between 8am and 11am,” he said.

“We will start by having this once a month and decide later whether to increase its frequency,” he added.

“The roads and areas will be announced later,” he said.

http://transport.asiaone.com/news/general/story/3-hours-month-no-vehicles-can-enter-jb-city-centre#sthash.B3kud0DY.uxfs

JOHOR BARU: MAN’S CORPSE FOUND

Someone called the police to inform them of a dead man at a palm oil plantation in Jalan Dato’ Onn. Police went there and discovered the body of a man, clad only in his underwear.

The victim was believed to have been murdered based on the wounds on the victim’s right hand and fingers and also left leg.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/58212

theSundaily

Police nab four suspects after car chase in JB

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested four suspects who tried to rob a senior citizen at Jalan Serampang in Taman Pelangi early today.

Johor Baru (Selatan) district police chief Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said the 75-year-old man who was driving a Kenari was forced to stop by six men in the incident which happened at about 6.30am on Friday.

The victim was beaten up in the incident, after which the six suspects – three men and three women who came in a white Hyundai Starex, drove off with his car. The Kenari was subsequently found abandoned at Jalan Landak in Taman Century.

A police patrol car that was patrolling the Majidee area, gave chase after being alerted about the incident.

The suspects rammed into several cars at Jalan Bunga Ros in Majidee, and were forced to flee by foot when the two front tyres of the car were punctured in the incident.

As all the six suspects attempted to escape, police gave chase and managed to arrest the three female suspects aged between 15 to 23 years-old.

A 23 year-old male suspect who was hiding in the bushes was also nabbed by police.

One male suspect fled to a nearby house and asked for a drink and a lift to a place where he could hail a taxi. However, when the house owner went in to inform her son about it, the suspect drove-off in her car.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1243750

NST

JOHOR BARU: THEY operated like professionals and it was like a plot from the popular The Fast and the Furious movie series.

A car theft syndicate comprised of youths had targeted homes with luxury and high-performance cars and superbikes parked in their driveways.

The group would break into victims’ homes and obtain the targeted vehicles’ keys before fleeing with the cars. They would also ransack the homes for valuables before fleeing the crime scenes.

A string of successful car thefts for the past few months, had emboldened the syndicate, which targeted homes in locations spanning from Perak to Johor.

However, their luck finally ran out when their crime spree came to an end after police crippled the syndicate with the arrest of four men and two women, believed to be part of the syndicate, in a series of raids here starting Nov 21.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/55303

POOR SINGAPOREAN!

Bullied and threatened, literally ‘robbed’, and then he gets a fine from the PDRM!

S’pore driver’s nightmare journey in JB: ‘Accident’, car chase then fined $116

It was a day of shopping with his family at Johor Baru’s AEON shopping centre, but his journey back to Singapore was nothing short of unforgettable.

Stomp reader Ra’uf told the citizen journalism website that it all started when he was reversing his Hyundai Getz out of the open-air carpark space at the mall located in Bukit Indah on Sunday at about 8.30pm.

The back bumper of his car then grazed the side of a black Mercedes-Benz that was suddenly driven into him.

It’s a long story, so click on the link to read it all:

http://transport.asiaone.com/news/general/story/spore-driver-dramatic-car-chase-accident-fraudsters-jb#sthash.rEhBzGz0.uxfs

IN JOHOR BARU

HERE IS A SINGAPOREAN WHO WOULDN’T ACCEPT THE FACT THAT MALAYSIA BARS FOREIGNERS/FOREIGN CAR FROM BUYING RON95.

一名獅城男子日前到新山油站添油時,向油站員工表明要添RON 95汽油,員工告訴他外國車輛不能添購RON 95後,他竟發飆狂罵員工,並大聲嚷嚷說:“顧客永遠是對的,我賺的錢比你們多。”有民眾拍下視頻並上傳網絡後,許多民眾皆留言斥該名獅城客太囂張:“油站員工也只是在工作,他們只是守規則罷了,為什么要這樣為難別人。”、“我們在別國就應該遵守別國的規定,不要丟新加坡人的臉。”

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Here is an older post about petrol and Singapore cars:

“I would like to voice my unhappiness about an incident that happened at Woodlands Checkpoint.

I had made a wrong turn and ended up being stuck at the checkpoint and wanted to make a u-turn to go back to Singapore but the officer issued me a fine for not having my fuel at 3/4 despite me not even going to Malaysia! I sent an appeal to ICA feedback but all i got in response was a template response reiterating that I need to pay the fine or have to go to court.”

Do you think the fine is unfair?

www.therealsingapore.com | An online community that provides media coverage without censorship.
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NST

JOHOR BARU: A metal roofing of a pedestrian bridge flew off and damaged several vehicles during a freak storm at the Perling-Pasir Gudang Highway here today.

Star

Sunday October 12, 2014 MYT 7:17:55 PM

Metal roofing of pedestrian bridge in Johor collapses

JOHOR BARU: The metal roofing of a pedestrian bridge along the Pasir Gudang Highway has collapsed resulting in damage to a number of vehicles.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said that the department received a call informing of them of the incident at about 4.38pm on Sunday.

“Two cars, a lorry and a motorcycle were damaged due to the incident,” he said, adding that a team of 10 officers are in the midst of clearing the area.

The incident has caused major traffic congestion along the highway.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/12/metal-roofing-pasir-gudang/

BUMBUNG JEJANTAS RUNTUH di L/raya Perling-Pasir Gudang 4.39 ptg td mgakbtkn 2 kreta,1 lori & 1 moto rosak.1 mgsa cdra

Saturday September 27, 2014 MYT 10:26:37 PM

Elderly woman found dead, tenant suspected

JOHOR BARU: An elderly woman was found dead, believed to have been smothered with a pillow, in a double-storey house at Jalan Cermat 2, Taman Pelangi here, early Saturday.

Johor Baru Selatan district police chief ACP Sulaiman Salleh said the victim, a 72-year-old Indonesian citizen with a Singaporean permanent resident (PR) status, was believed to be at the house to collect the monthly rental from the tenants.

“The two-storey terrace house with seven rooms belongs to her son, who married a local woman.

Following the incident, Sulaiman said police formed a special team to track down a tenant of the house.

The man, aged 37, was found hiding in a hotel here at 6am Saturday, he added.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/27/woman-dead-tenant-suspect/
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(新山27日訊)老婦替兒子向“毒房客”追租起爭執,慘遭對方拖入房內,再狠以枕頭捂臉,窒息慘死;警方5小時后捉人破案!http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/564347

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新山一名72岁的新加坡永久居民老妇,疑收租时与房客发生争执,被房客以枕头活活窒息而死,警方随后展开行动,在市区内一间旅店内逮捕嫌犯,并且在他的身上起获刀子和毒品。
警方说,被捕的嫌犯是一名瘾君子,现年37岁(无业),拥有3项刑事前科以及毒品案。
新山南警区主任苏莱曼说,警方初步调查指出,死者死因是不满房客经常没交房租,同时喜欢骚扰其他房客。
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WILL THEIR HOMES COLLAPSE?

NST

Residents fear for their safety

18 September 2014 @ 8:18 AM

JOHOR BARU: CRACKS that have been appearing on 57 houses in Taman Pulai Indah (Fasa Pomelia) in Kangkar Pulai are causing residents sleepless nights.

Residents fear the worst as the cracks were detected on double-storey semi-detached houses because of unstable soil foundation.

Some of the houses were also sinking.

The worst affected areas are Jalan PI 25/6, Jalan P1 26/6 and Jalan PI 27/6.

A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said the cracks and soil movement began in 2008, the year he moved in.

After carrying out remedial works, he discovered that the situation did not improve.

“Initially, I thought they were minor hairline cracks but the gaps became more obvious over the years.

“Now, bigger cracks are appearing in other parts of my house.” He said he feared for his children’s safety.

Meanwhile, the council tweeted that it would be appointing the Malaysian Public Works Institute (Ikram) to conduct evaluation works and identify the cause of the cracks and soil erosion.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/34646

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She complains about the excessive price but perhaps the price depends on the type of fish sold? Or perhaps because she is Singaporean? Or both?

Stomp

Diner charged RM82 for curry fish head at JB restaurant — then finds out it’s only RM20 at nearby shop

Posted on 15 September 2014

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Stomper Yu Jia was shocked when a restaurant in Taman PelangI, Malaysia charged her RM82 (around S$32) for a dish of Assam Curry Fish Head.

However, when she checked with a nearby restaurant, Yu Jia was told that the average pricing for around 600 grams of curry fish head is only RM20 to RM30.

Yu Jia told Stomp:

“On random afternoon, my friend and I went to one of the restaurant in Johor Bahru ‘Restaurant CM’ a.k.a. 亚明潮式鱼汤 which is located in Taman Pelangi.

“After a delightful meal, we were both shocked when we were told that our Assam Curry Fish Head actually cost us RM82!! Wait, it was actually only half of the fish head that cost us RM82!!”

“To further investigate, we went to ask another shop nearby about the price of their Assam Curry Fish Head, and the pricing of 600 grams of fish head is about RM20-30 on average.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/diner-charged-rm82-for-curry-fish-head-at-jb-restaurant-then-finds-out-its-only

via JB Arts Festival“Dear friends and supporters of the #11JBAF, we regret to inform you that tonight’s events (Raihan and Maskara Shorties) at our Festival Village, Dataran Bandaraya have been cancelled due to the heavy rain. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Hope to see you #chopdemiseni with us for our other events on days with clearer weather!”

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NST

In Kampung Pasir, Tampoi, more than 50 families had to face rising waters that went up to about 0.5 metres.

Meanwhile, traffic also came to a crawl along Jalan Skudai as water level rose to about a metre high.

The situation was also similar along Jalan Datin Halimah, from Larkin towards Taman Nong Chik in the city centre where water level rose steadily causing a massive congestion.

By 7pm, most of the affected areas had returned to normal.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/32353

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JB City Council says it’s illegal to ‘book’ parking lots. We all know that, and even a Primary 1 pupil knows.

THE QUESTION IS, “WHAT IS THE JB CITY COUNCIL GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?”

They promise to act. Let’s wait and see, and see how long we have to wait…

NST

MBJB public relations officer Abdul Aziz Ithnin said business operators have no right to reserve public parking lots for their customers.

“The enforcement officers will issue warnings to the business operators to remove the cones, chairs and sometimes even tables, failing which, we will seize the items and slap them with fines,” he said.

“Some business operators, such as clinics, will apply for season parking for the convenience of their patients.

“For those who are season pass holders, we cannot do anything if they were to put up cones to prevent other motorists from parking there.

“But, the MBJB will not tolerate those who do not observe the rules and regulations,” he said.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/29552

NST

THE Johor Baru City Council’s proposal to introduce time-limit parking has received praises and criticisms.

Those who are working in Singapore and have to park their cars near the Sultan Iskandar building before heading for the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex to take a bus to work in the republic, are of course, unhappy with the proposal.

They would need to make alternative plans, should such a law be implemented.

It is not only an inconvenience to those who work in Singapore, even reporters will find it burdensome if there is a time limit.

If we were assigned to cover court cases, we do not know when a session will end.

Sometimes, a case is scheduled for 9am, but if the magistrate or judge is not available or the accused or witness is late, the case will be delayed.

Unforseen circumstances often crops up. A hearing can drag on until 3pm.

If would be a problem for us if time-limit parking were imposed.

For those who do need to drive to Johor Baru, or the occasional shopper for instance, will welcome the idea of time-limit zones as it will be easier to find a parking spot.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/29403

NST

JOHOR BARU: THE Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) may introduce a time-limit parking zone in a bid to free up more bays in the city and lessen congestion.

MBJB public relations officer Abdul Aziz Ithnin told Johor Streets here yesterday that a proposal is being drawn up.

He said some residents park their vehicles in public lots in areas under the jurisdiction of the MBJB, and go to work in Singapore.

“These people pay 60 sen per hour, and park their vehicles there for more than eight hours.

“They are hogging the parking spaces, leaving none for the other motorists who then have to park their cars in front of fire hydrants or double park.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/29174

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Star

Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 7:14:57 AM

RM300,000 worth of jewellery stolen in five-minute heist

JOHOR BARU: Dozens of lunch hour shoppers watched in horror as five men smashed the display cabinets of a jewellery outlet in a hypermarket here and made off with RM300,000 worth of goods.

The robbers, who were wearing full-faced helmets and armed with parang, took five minutes to carry out the 1pm heist in Tampoi.

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Khamsani Abdul Rahman said the police had since recovered the four motorcycles used by the robbers, which were abandoned 2km from the scene.

 Star, RM300,000 worth of jewellery stolen in five-minute heist

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ATTACKED AND ROBBED AT JB PETROL STATION: SINGAPOREAN AND FATHER-IN-LAW

Stomp

S’porean man attacked with hammer while refuelling car at JB petrol station

Posted on 18 August 2014

Mr Muhammad Afiq Mohd Asmuni’s stepfather was struck twice in the head with a hammer. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/AFIQ ASMUNI

Wedding photographer Muhammad Afiq Mohd Asmuni, 25, and his stepfather became victims to a robbery while topping up their fuel tanks at a Shell petrol station in Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor Bahru.

According to The New Paper, the incident took place at around 2.45am on Tuesday (August 12), and Afiq’s stepfather, who had declined to be named, was injured by the scuffle that occurred.

“The rider came, knocked on the window and started threatening me.”

“He then slipped his hand into a pocket of his jacket, indicating to me that he had a firearm. I didn’t see the object, but from its size and shape, I suspected that it was one,” said Mr Muhammad Afiq who was inside the Honda Odyssey at that time.

The rider next ordered for Mr Muhammad Afiq to step out from the vehicle while he took away his photographer bag and mobile phone.

His father was less fortunate.

He was outside the vehicle when the two men approached them on a motorbike.

While Mr Muhammad Afiq stepped out of his vehicle, his father had gotten into a physical scuffle with the pillion rider, after attempting to grab hold of a hammer which the rider had let slipped, but failed.

The rider then  allegedly struck him on the head, twice, with the hammer, before fleeing after smashing the driver’s window.

“He ordered me not to interfere with what he was doing. If I had come forward, I think he could have shot either my stepfather or me,” said Mr Muhammad Afiq.

Shortly after rushing his stepfather to the nearby Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Mr Muhmmad Afiq proceeded to contact the Malaysian police force.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/sporean-attacked-with-hammer-at-jb-petrol-station

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They were caught moonlighting as car-strippers!

Star

Tuesday August 12, 2014 MYT 7:50:32 AM

Scrap metal workers caught stripping car

JOHOR BARU: Three scrap metal workers were caught red-handed by police while dismantling a car near Taman Bukit Jaya here.

“The three suspects were busy with their ‘work’ and did not notice that a team of police personnel had been watching them,” said Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh.

He added that police were conducting their crime prevention rounds at the residential area when they noticed three suspicious characters with the Nissan Sunny car parked in front of a house at around 9pm on Sunday night.

“Initial checks on the vehicle found that it was reported stolen in Bukit Indah last year,” he said, adding that the suspects were detained to assist in further investigations.

Scrap metal workers caught stripping car

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The dead man was identified as Lee Wei Lun.

NST

JOHOR BARU: A 30-year old man was bludgeoned to death after he was attacked by six men armed with steel rods in Taman Sentosa yesterday evening.

In the 5.30pm incident, six men armed with steel rods had suddenly attacked two men in front of a music store in Taman Sentosa and a fight broke out between them.

One….victim died from severe bodily injuries after he received treatment at Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

The other victim, also a man in his 30s only suffered minor injuries from the attack and currently being treated at the same hospital.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/18368

Star

July 29, 2014 MYT 2:44:05 PM

Man dies, another injured after being attacked by group

ACP Sulaiman added the attackers then escaped with the victim’s continental car, leaving the two with severe injuries.

“We have detained two individuals to assist in investigations,” he said, adding that the case had been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/29/man-dies-group-attack/

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THE NEW TOLL RATES FROM 1 AUGUST TARGET JOHOREANS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO TRAVEL TO AND FROM SINGAPORE FOR WORK OR SCHOOL!

This sounds more and more like a scheme to get money from Johoreans. The reasoning is that if you go to Singapore to work, you earn Singdollars, so share with us, the government. If you can afford to allow your children to study in Singapore, you can afford to pay us, the government.

S’pore will match any Causeway toll charge: LTA; tolls reported to be triple current price

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Star

Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 9:09:25 AM

Johoreans biggest losers in toll hike

JOHOR BARU: Malaysians, especially Johoreans who commute to work in Singapore daily, could very well end up the biggest loser as the toll rates at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex increase several fold starting this Friday.

Online business owner, Derrek Ho, 26, said the hike would not cause much pain to Singaporeans but Malaysians would be the ones who end up hurting the most.

Housewife Lee Liin Pei, 49, who sends her two children to study in Singapore, is certain that school bus and van companies would increase their charges in tandem.

“A lot of Malaysians send their children to Singapore to study and there will be parties who would take advantage to hike up the price of their services,” she said.

Singaporean financial analyst Ibrahim Roszini, 29, who frequently visited Johor Baru for food, said the hike would definitely lead to fewer Malaysians entering Singapore for leisure.

“I do not think Singaporeans mind paying the amount, but I pity the Malaysians, who may have to pay an additional RM330 a month to commute to Singapore daily for work,” he said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/28/Johoreans-biggest-losers-in-toll-hike/

Malaysians, your Government is intent on taking a huge chunk of your hard-earned money Singapore dollars!

FROM 1 AUGUST 2014, IF YOU ARE MALAYSIAN AND TRAVEL TO AND FROM SINGAPORE DAILY FOR WORK, EXPECT TO ME VERY MUCH POORER.

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOUR CAR IS MALAYSIAN-REGISTERED OR SINGAPORE-REGISTERED. The new rates apply to ALL cars.

Currently,cars leaving JB for Singapore pay nothing. From 1 Aug, each car will be tolled RM6.80!

Incoming cars from Singapore used to pay RM2.90 but the new charge will be RM9.70.

A round trip will be RM16.50.

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http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/27/Driving-to-Spore-to-cost-more-Toll-charges-for-inbound-cars-at-RM970-and-RM680-for-outbound/

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The Star: Exposé

ABOUT 100 PEOPLE DON’T GO HOME BUT SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE CIQ COMPLEX IN JB.

Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 2:21:03 PM

A complex situation over unwanted ‘residents’

Everyday routine: Vagrants sleeping on cardboard near the bridge that links JB Sentral and the CIQ Complex.

Everyday routine: Vagrants sleeping on cardboard near the bridge that links JB Sentral and the CIQ Complex.

EXCLUSIVE: JOHOR BARU: They look like any other commuter. With their tired faces after a day’s work, they appear to be waiting for a train, bus or ride from a family member to their respective homes.

Some sit on benches while others laze on cushioned chairs at a 24-hour fast food outlet in the JB Sentral station that connects to the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex.

But these people are not heading home. “They are living in the station. They come here for shelter every single night,” said a security guard as he gazed at certain groups in the crowd.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/09/A-complex-situation-over-unwanted-residents/

Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 2:20:05 PM

‘Backpackers’ choosing to live in JB-Singapore gateway

Free lodging: Some of the Malaysians working in Singapore catching up on sleep at the waiting area inside JB Sentral which is connected to the CIQ.

Free lodging: Some of the Malaysians working in Singapore catching up on sleep at the waiting area inside JB Sentral which is connected to the CIQ.

EXCLUSIVE: JOHOR BARU: At the start of day, they cram with the rush-hour crowd heading across the causeway at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immi­gration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex here.

They make their journey back to the CIQ complex after work in the evenings, together with hordes of other returning Malaysian workers.

This is where the similarity in their daily routine ends.

The “backpackers” do not leave the CIQ complex – they spend their nights within its grounds and at JB Sentral.

Unashamed: Some of the vagrants catching up on sleep at the waiting area inside the JB Sentral area.

Unashamed: Some of the vagrants catching up on sleep at the waiting area inside the JB Sentral area.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/09/Home-is-where-the-hub-is-Backpackers-choosing-to-live-in-JBSingapore-gateway/

EXCLUSIVE: JOHOR BARU: Most of the “backpackers” squatting at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex can afford to rent a room here or even across the causeway.

State Women and Family Affairs Committee chairman Asiah Md Ariff, who said this, added that most of the vagrants were earning monthly wages of between S$1,000 (RM2,561) and S$2,000 (RM5,123).

A room in Singapore can be rented for about S$350 (RM890) a month while over here, it is about RM350.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/09/Backpackers-can-well-afford-to-rent-a-room-reveals-exco/

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S’pore woman,42, found dead in Johor home with valuables gone

Posted on 30 June 2014  |
 

Photos: China Press, Guang Ming

A 42-year-old Singapore woman was found dead in the bedroom of her Johor home with valuables gone.

When her son, Mr Zhou Jun Kang, 24, entered the room, his mother looked as if she was sound asleep.

But when he called out to her, Madam Wu Bao Mei did not respond.

That was when he realised, to his horror, that she was dead.

The Singaporean accounts clerk had died under mysterious circumstances – she had no visible wounds on her body, reports The New Paper.

Their home in Kluang, Johor, did not have any signs of a struggle or forced entry but her jewellery, other valuables and car were missing.

Malaysian police have classified the case as murder and are looking for a man to help with investigations.

Malaysian newspaper Guang Ming Daily said neighbours had noticed a man leaving Madam Wu’s double-storey house on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Zhuo, a bird’s nest distributor, said: “Mum was still asleep when I left for work that morning.

“When I sent my sisters home that day, her car was not around. I thought she had gone out.”

They could not enter the house as he had left the keys at his workplace, so the siblings drove to the company to retrieve the keys.

When he called her mobile phone earlier, she did not answer but was not concerned as she usually ignored calls when she was busy at work.

It was only when Mr Zhuo returned home with his sisters at about 6.30pm that he made the shocking discovery.

“She was under the blankets, with pillows all around her. I found the position weird so I decided to check on her,” he said.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/spore-mother42-found-dead-in-johor-home-with-valuables-gone

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LEAVE YOUR BAG IN PLAIN SIGHT INSTEAD OF IN THE BOOT, AND YOU’RE ASKING FOR YOUR WINDOW TO BE BROKEN AND THE BAG STOLEN.

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How to lose your car by not taking away the key!

Video: Theft Incident at Shell Station

Published on Jun 7, 2014

Never leave your vehicle unattended. If you need to relief yourself or go to the station, remember to lock the vehicle doors first. This incident happened the Shell Station at Taman Impian Emas, Skudai, Johor. — at Taman Impian Emas, Johor Bahru.

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WHEN ROADS BECOME RIVERS!

Star

Tuesday April 15, 2014 MYT 8:42:49 AM

Traffic brought to a standstill, 200 houses in knee-deep water

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Traffic chaos: A photo taken from Facebook user Elise Lai’s page showing the flash floods in the Johor Baru area.

KULAIJAYA: A two-hour thunderstorm not only brought traffic to a standstill in many parts of the city but also caused about 200 houses to be covered by knee-deep flood water.

Several houses and a school caught fire after being struck by lightning during the 5pm downpour.

Fires were reported in at least seven places, including SK Kangkar Tebrau and four homes in Taman Daya and Kampung Mohd Amin.

However, firemen managed to put the fires out before they spread.

The storm also caused massive flash floods and traffic chaos along Jalan Lido, Jalan Tebrau, Pasir Gudang and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Jalan Skudai and Kulai.

Knee-deep flood water entered about 200 houses in Kampung Ubi Tebrau.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/15/Storm-sparks-fires-and-floods-Traffic-brought-to-a-standstill-200-houses-in-kneedeep-water/

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THUMBS DOWN FOR PLAYGROUNDS IN JB AND MUAR!

Malaysiakini

1:11PM Apr 8, 2014

Horrendous state of children’s playgrounds

One of the most populous states of Malaysia, Johor, now also boasts of playgrounds that are completely unsuitable for children.

The Auditor-General’s 2013 Report on the town councils of Johor Bahru Tengah (MPBJT) and Muar (MPM) found that 87.2 percent, or 34 of the 39 playgrounds under their purview it visited, were in bad shape.

The playgrounds had forlorn-looking slides and swings, overgrown grass and holes in the ground. More than that, adults have simply taken over these spaces that were built from 2011 to 2013. at the cost of RM14 million.

“Intruders have turned the playgrounds into farms, planting mango, coconut and banana trees and also vegetable farms.
“More than that, permanent structures such as car park sheds, stores and stalls have been erected. Some have also become the rubbish dumps and burning areas,” the report notes.

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http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259422

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IN JOHOR: THERE WAS  SUPPOSED TO BE A POOL PARTY!

Berita Harian reported that the pool party had been advertised on social media and news portals.

The daily claimed women were requested to dress “half naked” for the event which comes with free alcoholic drinks.

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Malaysiakini

1:19PM Apr 4, 2014

Johor pulls plug on pool party

Johor has decided to ban a pool party scheduled for tomorrow at an entertainment centre in the state.

State housing and local government exco Abd Latiff Bandi said details of the event publicised over the social media went against the law and cultural norms that could cause social problems among youths, according to a Berita Harian report today.

He added the local government in charge will investigate the matter before taking further action against those who planned to organise the party at Bukit Indah.

“So far, we have received information about it (event). If it is true, the state government, through the responsible authorities, does not discount the possibility of taking stern action against organisers for its offence.

“If it is done at an entertainment premise, their business license can be terminated as it goes against the business premises rules and conditions.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259093

TO THE REASSURING WORDS OF THE JOHOR POLICE CHIEF THAT SINGAPOREANS ARE SAFE FROM CRIMINALS IN JOHOR, READ THE COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK.

People don’t seem to believe him. Do you wonder why?

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Johor’s Police Chief assures Singaporeans that they are not the target of criminals, but stresses that they need to be more careful. http://cna.asia/1fj6ORt

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Kel Vin BMalaysia police especially custom official already target Singaporeans. What makes him think that Singaporeans are not the target of these criminals?

Calvin Chia Sporean are not a target for criminals in JB becoz everytime got police block sporean cars sure kena. don’t believe? Next time when got block just observe.
So not much cash in hand.

Sathiyan Subramaniam why go so far. even johoreans are not safe!

Jonathan Elliot Seriously so far Johor is safer then most places in Malaysia.. But still don’t ya ya papaya around la..

Benjamin Tey Just like he didn’t comment anything at all. Meaningless statement

HOW REASSURING THESE WORDS SEEM TO BE:

Johor “safe beyond doubt” and Singaporeans not crime targets: Johor police chief (Straits Times Breaking News Published on Feb 20, 2014  2:43 PM)

This is what he said, “Crimes are committed when an opportunity arises regardless of (a victim’s) race, religion, sex and nationality.”

The truth is that not many Singaporeans, or Malaysians who work or reside in Singapore, believe him. They would tell him that, as soon as they arrive in JB, the fact that they are in a Singapore-registered car alerts JB criminals to their presence, and that they have Singapore dollars!

Singaporeans dare not believe him for to do so is to let their guard down and make them easy victims of criminals.

Here is part of the report:

The police chief of Johor has declared his state to be “safe beyond doubt”.

Referring to negative perceptions of the crime situation in Johor and recent crime statistics, Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said that the state’s police are in “full control”.

Datuk Mohd Mokhtar noted that the number of violent and property crime cases in Johor fell about 36 per cent between 2008 and last year. Overall, there were 17,105 crime cases in the state last year, or about 10 per cent less than in 2012.

The police chief also assured Singaporeans that they are not specifically targeted by criminals: “Crimes are committed when an opportunity arises regardless of (a victim’s) race, religion, sex and nationality.”

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/johor-safe-beyond-doubt-and-singaporeans-are-not-crime-targets-johor-p

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Truck drvers protest against SPAD, at JPJ, Johor Baru: excessive summons

PROTEST AT JPJ AGAINST SPAD!

Their complaints:

1. SPAD (Land Public Transport Commission) officers conduct checks too frequently and pounce on the slightest error.

2. SPAD’s weighing devices read at least five tonnes heavier than JPJ’s scales.

3. Some SPAD officers issued summonses indiscriminately.

Star

Wednesday February 12, 2014 MYT 9:54:34 PM

JB JPJ office barricaded with lorries, drivers protest ‘excessive’ summonses

JOHOR BARU: Fed up with frequent summonses, a group of about 100 lorry drivers protested by parking their lorries outside state’s Road Transport Department (JPJ) office entrance to barricade it.

The lorry drivers began the strike at around 4pm and only moved their vehicles at around 7.30pm after Johor Baru South OCPD ACP Sulaiman Salleh convinced them to disperse peacefully.

Johor Tipper Association president Norizan Atailah, who led the protest, said that complains directed to SPAD had gone unheard.

“We took to the streets as SPAD refused to hear our plight,” he said, adding that the commission had insisted that the drivers go by the book.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/12/JPJ-office-lorry-block/

SINGAPOREAN, COME! BRING YOUR MONEY TO INVEST!

YOU’RE SAFE. OUR  HOME MINISTER GUARANTEES YOUR SAFETY. Don’t you believe him? Come on, he RUNS the police, and he has asked the Johor Police to look out for you.

Star

Friday February 7, 2014 MYT 7:57:49 PM

Zahid: Safety of foreign visitors, especially Singaporeans, guaranteed

SINGAPORE: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the safety of foreign investors in Malaysia, particularly Singaporean investors, are guaranteed.

He said the ministry has taken appropriate measures to ensure their safety, especially in Johor.

Apart from Malaysia-Singapore diplomatic ties and people-to-people relations, security issue was of utmost importance to the two friendly nations, he said.

“There have been concerns among Singaporeans when they travel to Johor Baru due to negative publicity in the Singapore mass media on the perceived low-level safety in Johor.

“What we know is that Singaporeans are the biggest investors in Iskandar Malaysia economic corridor and Malaysia must provide the safety and security assurance for their huge investments,” he told Bernama in an interview.

Ahmad Zahid is in Singapore for a two-day visit that began Thursday.

Zahid: Safety of foreign visitors, especially Singaporeans, guaranteed

She SCREAMED! And JB has one fewer criminal!

Star

Monday February 3, 2014 MYT 7:50:59 AM

Thief scared off by victim’s screams

JOHOR BARU: A loud scream from a Singaporean woman stopped a habitual offender from stealing her car at a petrol station in Jalan Pandan, here.

The 32-year-old woman was filling petrol when the 31-year-old suspect approached her on Saturday at around 3pm.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said the suspect threatened to harm the woman if she did not hand over the car keys.

“Fearing the worst, the woman throw the keys away and gave a loud scream, which alerted several people, including the petrol station workers.

“This startled the suspect and within seconds he found himself being cornered by the public, who then apprehended him and handed him to the police,” he said, adding that the suspect, an unemployed man, was not carrying any weapons.

Thief scared off by victim’s screams

CRIME IS DOWN BY 1,000 CASES!

This case was in 2013, the year crime is reported to have gone down.

Man saved wife from JB robber (Kungfu-hubby vs JB robber Pt 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are Singaporeans asking to be robbed? (Johor kidnapping Pt 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singaporeans afraid of going to Malaysia? (Johor kidnapping Pt 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRIME IS DOWN BY 1,000 CASES!

NST

23 December 2013| last updated at 09:06PM

Crime index falls by 1,000 cases

EXCELLENT RESULTS: Since the launch of Op Cantas Khas on Aug 17, there has been a drop of 14.6 per cent in Johor police’s crime index compared to the period between April 15 and Aug 16

JOHOR BARU: SINCE the launch of Op Cantas Khas on Aug 17, the state police’s crime index has recorded a decline of  1,000 cases, compared to the period between April 15 and Aug 16.

This constitutes a drop of 14.6 per cent.

Johor police recorded 6,851 cases between April 15 and Aug 16.

Police seized 417 vehicles for various offences. Pic by Zulkarnain Ahmad TajuddinRead more: Crime index falls by 1,000 cases – Johor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/crime-index-falls-by-1-000-cases-1.442448?cache=03#ixzz2oLWBg475

Star

Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 5:29:42 PM

Paint all you want but get permission, JB mayor tells Zacharevic

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has no issues with graffiti artist Ernest Zacharevic if he wants to display his creativity on walls of commercial properties.

However, his work should not portray negatively of Johor Baru or promote products or services, said Mayor Ismail Karim.

“On top of that, he must get permission from the owners of the buildings before he start his work,” Ismail told a press conference on Friday.

Ismail said MBJB would repaint the wall where Zacharevic had painted a Lego woman and a boy riding a bicycle on a wall at Jalan Pahang as the artist did not get permission from the owner to draw.

He said that MBJB would send a notice to inform the building’s owner that MBJB would repaint the wall.

Paint all you want but get permission, JB mayor tells Zacharevic

Malaysian Insider

Council removes Lithuanian artist Zacharevic’s latest drawing in Johor Baru

December 20, 2013

Ernest Zacharevic's latest drawing in Johor depicts a Lego woman and Lego boy on a bicycle. – Ernest Zacharevic Facebook pic, December 20, 2013.Ernest Zacharevic’s latest drawing in Johor depicts a Lego woman and Lego boy on a bicycle. – Ernest Zacharevic Facebook pic, December 20, 2013.

Part of Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic’s second drawing in Johor was removed today by the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) after it drew the local authorities’ ire.

The 27-year-old’s previous graffiti in the city, depicting a robber waiting for a victim, made headlines in November. It was later removed.

His latest work features a Lego woman and a boy on a mounted bicycle and was painted on a wall in Jalan Dhoby in the city centre. The authorities removed the bicycle.

Council removes Lithuanian artist Zacharevic’s latest drawing in Johor Baru

Star

Published: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 3:44:00 PM
Updated: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 6:09:54 PM

Graffiti artist Zacharevic returns to Johor Baru

Zacharevic's latest wall art in Jalan Dhoby

Zacharevic’s latest wall art in Jalan Dhoby

JOHOR BARU: Graffiti artist Ernest Zacharevic, whose Taman Molek wall art depicting a robber waiting for his victim drew the ire of the local authority, made a comeback with another drawing in Jalan Pahang here.

His latest work showed a woman riding a bicycle together with a boy.

Zacharevic had posted a picture of his latest work on his Facebook page at around 3pm and the picture generated more than 550 likes and 54 shares within 20 minutes.

Fans of his work were all excited, wanting to know the exact location of the painting. Some thanked him for making a return.

Graffiti artist Zacharevic returns to Johor Baru

MAYBE A CASINO FOR JOHOR BARU!
It will mean more tourist ringgit!

AND MORE CRIME, OF COURSE…

Malaysiakini

Malaysia’s second casino coming to Johor?

KINIBIZ In September 2006, when our neighbour across the causeway was on the way to calling for tenders to build two casinos, this Tiger, then with The Edge, had occasion to write an article titled ‘We need another casino’. Now, over seven years later, Tiger is amused to find out that it may actually materialise.

The article basically argued that as Singapore builds its two casinos, Malaysia should build its own in Johor Baru to attract Singaporean customers, in the same way that the Singapore casinos will attract Malaysian customers. Unfortunately, the link to that article no longer exists, which forces Tiger to provide some relevant extracts to give a flavour for what it is about.

Here they are: “So who will be the main customers for Singapore’s casinos? You guessed it – Malaysians; Malaysians for whom the casino at Genting may be a tad too far such as for those living in Johor Baru and its environs. For them, a hop, step and jump will take them to the Singapore casino.

“Now the important question – do we have to lose these people to Singapore? No, of course not. If we set up a casino in that new development called Danga Bay, in Johor Baru they will just go there instead of Singapore. Of course Muslims would be barred from the casino as is currently the practice at Genting.

“Now here’s the clincher. This casino will be a tourist draw for us as well. We can use it to attract tourists from all over the world – and since it is just a hop, step and jump from Singapore, we can target the tourists coming there as well by astute marketing and offering the right attractions.

“And we will give Singapore a taste of its own medicine – its not tit-for-tat – let’s just call it economics and business and tell them no hard feelings. We will attract the rich, affluent Singaporeans who can’t gamble in their own country to come over here and gamble.”

That extract about sums up the rationale for a casino in Johor Baru. So what makes Tiger think that now, just over seven years after the article was written and some years after Singapore’s two casinos are already in operation, that there will be one in Johor Baru?

For the complete article please go to KiniBiz.

Malaysia’s second casino coming to Johor?

CRIME REMAINS

The Lego Mural is gone. No new haunting has emerged.

There is still crime. This particular gang has been around for some time and although 2 members have been nabbed, the rest remain ‘active’.

Star

Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 7:36:02 AM

‘Morning monsters’ of Johor

NUSAJAYA: Call them the morning monsters – a robbery gang is preying on people who leave for work in the wee hours of the day.

Three gang members would drive around in a Proton Perdana at about 5am looking for victims around Nusajaya and Johor Baru.

“Once they spot a person leaving the gate open to go to work or to school, they would rush into the house with a parang and hold up the occupants.

“They will grab all they can before escaping within minutes,” Nusajaya OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad said.

He said two gang members, aged 28 and 30, were arrested during a raid in Bandar Selesa Jaya on Monday.

Supt Noor Hashim said the latest case involved a woman and her child who were waiting outside their home for a schoolbus at about 5am on Oct 19.

‘Morning monsters’ of Johor

Villa Nabila

Villa Nabila has been listed by US-based travel portal Expedia as one of the five most haunted places in Malaysia

SET 2013 First Trip Villa Nabila

 

 

 

“Haunted” Villa Nabila: An exclusive tour

The New Paper reporter Ronald Loh visited the Villa Nabila, an abandoned bungalow in Johor Bahru, where a 16-year-old youth allegedly went missing recently. Situated on top of a hill that overlooks the Straits of Johor, Villa Nabila is listed by Expedia as one of the five most haunted places in Malaysia. Its spooky reputation is all thanks to several urban legends of reported occurrences on the property. The boy, Mohamad Izzat Izzudin Husin was later found at a friend’s home. The Johor Baru City Council has since issued an order to the Singaporean owner of the neglected property to clean it up within seven days.

http://www.razor.tv/video/624260/haunted-villa-nabila-an-exclusive-tour

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Malaysia Chronicle

Friday, 22 November 2013 09:02

Johor’s Villa Nabila: Now, one of the world’s top ten HAUNTED HOUSES

Monday morning, as I drove to office along Jalan Skudai, I found myself in an indescribable traffic snarl along the Coastal Highway. After I reached the office, I came to realize that the factor contributing to the massive jam just now was actually a “haunted house” with a truly unthinkable story.

The story is a little scary, to be frank. It was said that a group of youngsters came to the “haunted house” for some adventure in the middle of the night. Only eight out of more than 30 who went into the house managed to come out alive. The only person who could “verify” this is a 16-year-old Malay school dropout who said he felt sort of unconscious after going into the “haunted house” with his gang. When he recovered his senses, he found himself inside a nearby surau with seven other people. The other 29 were out of sight.

Coincidentally, a woman lodged a report that her son went missing after venturing into the “haunted house.”

…Many ‘civilian reporters” also stormed in, taking photographs, conducting interviews and making on-site reports. Before long, the story of 29 young people went missing at the haunted house spread all across the country, luring large numbers of curious spectators to the scene for first-hand information, thus the miles-long traffic congestion.that lasted for two whole days.

Johor’s Villa Nabila: Now, one of the world’s top ten HAUNTED HOUSES

Star

Friday November 22, 2013 MYT 9:24:01 AM

Singaporean owner given a week to clean up Villa Nabila

JOHOR BARU: The Singaporean who owns the “spooky” Villa Nabila has been directed to clear the mess there within seven days.

The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB), which issued the order, said it would take over the job and bill the owner if this was not done.

Council public relations officer Aziz Ithnin said there was a lot of clearing work to be done with trees growing inside the bungalow and thick overgrowth.

“The owner has been paying quit rent prior to 1998 and has never failed to pay assessment charges.

Singaporean owner given a week to clean up Villa Nabila – Nation

Star

Thursday November 21, 2013 MYT 7:56:54 AM

Former neighbour recalls Villa Nabila’s glory days

Poniah, 69, a caretaker of the colonial bungalow that housed the Johor Civil Servant Association (JCS), said the spooky-looking villa sitting on the hilltop was a far cry from what it was then.

“I remember being in awe of the villa when I first laid my eyes on the manicured garden and clean walkway leading up to the bungalow lot,” she said yesterday.

Former neighbour recalls Villa Nabila’s glory days – Nation | The Star

Star

Wednesday November 20, 2013 MYT 1:03:27 PM

MBJB puts up barriers at Villa Nabila entrance

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has put up holding barriers in front of the Villa Nabila entrance in Danga Bay here to stop the public from going in.

The barriers were put up in the late afternoon on Tuesday but curious members of the public were still seen parking their cars by the main road to look at the place.

Checks by The Star at 10am on Wednesday found that the part of the barrier has been moved and people were seen going up the hilltop to look at the abandoned bungalow.

MBJB public relations officer Aziz Ithnin said that he would notify the council’s enforcement department to place at least two enforcement officers to stop people from going up.

“This is to prevent unwanted incidences as the place was unkempt and has a lot of mosquitoes.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/11/20/Villa-Nabila-MBJB.aspx

Star

Wednesday November 20, 2013 MYT 9:27:31 AM

Throngs of visitors not spooked by Villa Nabila

Popular haunt: Groups of curious visitors walking through the ruins of Villa Nabila. -LIM CHENG KIAT /The StarPopular haunt: Groups of curious visitors walking through the ruins of Villa Nabila. -LIM CHENG KIAT /The Star

JOHOR BARU: Even after it was found that the 16-year-old teenager who allegedly went missing after entering Villa Nabila was actually sleeping elsewhere, nosey visitors and supernatural enthusiasts continued to throng its crumbled ruins.

Rows of cars and motorbikes were parkedoutside the villa, and crowds were seen at the abandoned structure.

Several people were also seen climbing a steep slope to gain access to another part of the villa.

Most of the visitors took pictures and recorded videos while others were heard sharing their experiences with each other.

Throngs of visitors not spooked by Villa Nabila

Star

Tuesday November 19, 2013 MYT 12:41:52 PM

Missing boy in ‘haunted’ Villa Nabila misadventure found

JOHOR BARU: The 16-year-old boy who reportedly went missing after entering Villa Nabila, an abandoned bungalow here listed as one of the top five spookiest places in the country, has been found.

Police said he was found in a friend’s house in Taman Mutiara here around early Tuesday.

Missing boy in ‘haunted’ Villa Nabila misadventure found – Nation

Star

Tuesday November 19, 2013 MYT 7:13:45 AM

Teen goes missing during Villa Nabila misadventure

Where is he?: People entering one of the houses inside the Villa Nabila compound in Danga Bay, Johor Baru, to help look for the missing teenager.

Where is he?: People entering one of the houses inside the Villa Nabila compound in Danga Bay, Johor Baru, to help look for the missing teenager.

JOHOR BARU: A 16-year-old boy who was last seen entering an abandoned bungalow that is said to be one of the five spookiest places in the country has gone missing since early yesterday.

Police confirmed that Mohamad Izzat Izzudin Hussin was last seen entering the bungalow with a group of friends.

However, police dispelled widespread rumours that some 30 teenagers have gone missing after entering the bungalow, which is also known as Villa Nabila, in Danga Bay.

Mohamad Izzat’s friend Megat Irfan Abdullah Shahrimin, also 16, said he and his friends entered the compound at around 12.30am on Monday just to look at the villa.

“At first everything was quite normal but things turned eerie after we spent more than half an hour there.

“Suddenly a few of our friends started screaming hysterically while shouting at us. We then ran out of the place to a nearby mosque to seek help,” he said.

He added that the missing teen was part of the group but was not a close friend.

“I don’t know what happened to him and only realised that he was missing when a mutual friend asked me if I had seen him,” he said.

Teen goes missing during Villa Nabila misadventure

This was an earlier report in The Star

Star

Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 9:03:40 AM

Johor villa ‘spooks’ Expedia

Neighbourhood ‘ghost hunters’ staying close together as they inspect the ruins at the villa along Jalan Skudai in Johor Baru.

Neighbourhood ‘ghost hunters’ staying close together as they inspect the ruins at the villa along Jalan Skudai in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The fast-changing Danga Bay waterfront may be better known as part of the multi-billion ringgit development projects under Iskandar Malaysia. But unknown to many, locals included, US-based travel portal Expedia has listed it as among the five most haunted places in Malaysia.

It owes its reputation to an abandoned bungalow, known as Villa Nabila, perched on top of a hill that overlooks the Straits of Johor.

The bungalow has held untold secrets for over 40 years and there are several versions of how it earned its status.

They include murder that took place among a wealthy Caucasian family who once lived in the house.

Another version tells of how the maid was behind the murder and had killed the family, including a daughter named Nabila, and buried their bodies somewhere in the compound.

One of the most interesting stories is that the family members were killed by two hit men who were hired by a relative due to greed.

Among the superstitions surrounding the place are that visitors should enter the house in even numbers. Should they visit in odd numbers, there will be an “extra” person in the group when they leave.

Johor villa ‘spooks’ Expedia

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Gempar..
Kejadian aneh di villa Nabila Johor.
30 remaja memasuki kawasan villa hanya 7 orang yg berjaya keluar…yg lain masih hilang x dapat dikesan…menurut cerita org tua-tua kawasan itu adalah kawasan keras…
Sehingga kini misteri itu masih belum terjawab…sama2 kita doakan agar mangsa yg hilang dapat ditemui…
Kejadian berlaku mlm semalam..

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A missing person report was lodged by the missing boy Mohammad Izzat Izuddin’s mother Norhayati Mohammad 38, at 1.15am this morning.

The boy’s mother, who had checked his whereabouts with his friends, was told that he had gone to the villa.

NST

18 November 2013| last updated at 02:06PM

Cop: No spooky happenings at Villa Nabila, Danga Bay

16-year-old Mohammad Izzat Izuddin was reported last seen entering Nabila Villa. Pix by Mohamad Shahril Badri

“It is a rumour, nobody is missing after entering the mansion. It is standard operation procedure to investigate any place or places based on reports received,” Johor Baru (South) deputy  police chief Superintendent Abdul Samad Salleh said.

He confirmed that police received a report that a 16-year-old boy, who had left his family’s house in Kampung Majidee here on Nov 16, was reported last seen entering the mansion, named Nabila Villa, by self-proclaimed paranormal-activity seekers.

…people saw shamans and bomohs  to the location, one of them a self-proclaimed ghost-buster , who hoped to track the boy down, believing that some evil powers were hiding him.

Police also upon receiving the report, were despatched to the scene. Seeing the police patrol cars, and a rescue vehicle from the Fire and Rescue Department, prompted passer-by to snap pictures and post it online, claiming that a group of children were missing.

At noon, there were about 300 people gathering in front on the abandoned villa, with cars lined up by the road side.

Police were also at the scene, manning traffic.

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Star

Monday November 18, 2013 MYT 4:01:26 PM

Villa Nabila: Creepy tales from netizens

The spooky-looking entrance to Villa Nabila.

The spooky-looking entrance to Villa Nabila.

PETALING JAYA: Tales of the abandoned structure that is Villa Nabila has been trending on social media, with netizens giving their take on the spooky Johorian site.

Rumours surfaced online that a group of 23 children went missing at Villa Nabila, an abandoned bungalow in Danga Bay here, reputed to be among the five most-haunted places in the country.

The rumours were reportedly false, but police said that they had received one report of a 16-year-old boy who went missing on Saturday, purportedly seen entering the villa.

Many netizens shared their stories and urban legends about the haunted house on Twitter.

“According to Urban Legend, if anyone enters the bungalow in even numbers, they will leave the house in an odd number,” said Twitter user @Nisah_Keiko.

@tashasaid2 shared;  ”Nabila was a little kid, she was killed by her stepmother (some said the maid) who was greedy to possess her former husband’s heirloom.”

Even photographers are hesitant to enter the haunted house.

“Based on experience, many photographers don’t dare to visit Villa Nabila because the pictures they’ve snapped would include an uninvited guest,” said @trulyas_meen

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