JB has its first Community Centre

Several residents from Johor Bahru recently came together to form the first Community Service Center (PKMJB) for the country’s southernmost major city.

Located at the first floor of a shoplot in Taman Molek, the centre will serve a neutral platform to provide civil service to those who are in need of them.

“The purpose of this is to make Johor Bahru a better place for all to live,” said Thomas P.T. Fann, an executive director with Cornerstone Centre of Excellence.

“With this centre, we aim to bring together three vital sectors under a common roof, and that is the social sector, private sector and the public sector,” he explained.

“Say if someone comes to us with a problem where have arrested their relatives, we would work closely with the local police force to identify the problem. And after this person is released, we might realize that he or she needs a job to help them live a normal life. This is where we would join hands with the private sector to help us out.” He elaborated.

PKMJB will also offer its premises, sans any rent, for other activities such as seminars, counseling, blood screening and voter registration.