The Johore Royal Family: Under attack?
7 March 2018
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Johor Sultan irked by fake news
JOHOR BARU – The Sultan of Johor has expressed his unhappiness that the Johor Palace has been dragged into politics ahead of the general election.
His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar said he was “extremely upset” over a social media posting that has gone viral.
He said a 2015 Facebook posting by Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim had been distorted and has been making its rounds on social media.
Sultan Ibrahim said the Tunku Mahkota did make a comment on Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz but the posting going viral now seems to give an impression that the Tunku Mahkota was criticising Nazri on the Robert Kuok issue.
“It is fake news. It is a fabrication and I am very angry at this kind of false news. We want the police to trace the culprits behind this as we take this very seriously.
“It is a serious offence to use the Johor Palace’s name to create fake news,” he said, adding that no one seemed to be spared from fake news.
He told the people to be more careful about such fake news as it is likely to be more frequent now because of the elections.
His Majesty expressed regret that social media had been misused by some people to send out fake news to sow distrust and hatred.
2 March 2018
Who said I’m God, Nazri asks Johor prince as spat blows up | Malaysia …
Jun 15, 2015 – KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — Datuk Mohamed Nazri Aziz declared tonight that he would not be cowed into submission by the Johor crown prince’s biting … Acknowledging HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim’s reminder to him that he was “not a God from the heavens”, Nazri pointed out …
THE ARTICLE BELOW IS PROBABLY A REHASH OF THE ARTICLE FROM 15 JUNE 2015…
Johor Crown Prince TMJ Reminded Nazri Aziz That ‘He Is Not A God From The Heavens Who Lord Above everybody
Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has defended his right to comment on national issues, despite criticisms from Culture and Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Below is his statement in full:
MESSAGE FOR MALAYSIANS
Of late, I just voiced out my opinion and a reminder that people who has been entrusted with the responsibility to not blame the people for losing trust and confidence in them, but think of why the people no longer have the confidence and trust in them. Apparently my gentle reminder has been met with a rather hostile response from a minister. If I got such a reply, then what chances does the rest of the rakyat have?
You are a minister, not a God from the heavens who lord above everybody. Do not think the people of this country exist to provide you with position and wealth, but the position exists for you to serve the people. When I voice out, I do it as the leader of my rakyat, on behalf of Johoreans and Malaysians. All I did is to remind the leaders of the country that they have a responsibility to serve the people, and for this, I am attacked.
In the new world order, I envision a future that every person has a right to voice their opinions. However, that is not the case in Malaysia today, where ministers think they are untouchable. I am willing to be cursed for standing up for what is right, rather than be loved for defending what is wrong.
I am not a politician. I am only answerable to Allah, my Sultan and the people of Johor. I do not do the bidding of some puppet-master who pulls the strings. Johor only has place for those who want to serve the people, not for those who want to garner votes for their own interests.
There will come a time, when the Johorean people must decide what is best for us and our future generations. Decide and unite we will, as Bangsa Johor, to forge our future. United we stand strong, divided we fall. I stand for my rakyat, not to joust for power, not to topple the government, but to ensure the well-being of my people.
I never told anybody to step down or resign, only to remind politicians of their roles and responsibilities. If you cannot deal with that, it just shows your arrogance to the people. Alhamdulillah, I have been blessed with a comfortable life, and I can just live my own life and be oblivious to the worries of my people, but here I am, standing firm by their side. So for those wanting to tarnish my image and make me public enemy number one, the people are smarter than that, and they can think for themselves.
Do not use me to divert the attention from 1MDB and other national issues. This country needs politicians who are clean and transparent, who carry out their duties with sincerity and integrity.
– HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Crown Prince of Johor
18 June 2015
Free Malaysia Today
Nazri’s ‘hooligan-style’ remark to TMJ uncalled for
Robert Phang of Social Care Foundation says minister must apologise for using the word “whack” on the Tunku Mahkota of Johor.
PETALING JAYA: The “hooligan-style” response by Nazri Aziz to the Tunku Mahkota of Johor recently has disturbed and bewildered the chairman of the Social Care Foundation, who has called on the minister to repent and apologise immediately for it.
In a statement today, Robert Phang said that Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim was merely issuing a gentle reminder about the government having to be responsible to the people and that Nazri’s remark was totally uncalled for.
“It is very clear HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail has merely spoken out of concern for the Rakyat,” Phang said, adding that the reply the minister of tourism and culture gave was both “uncivilised and insolent”.
“Enough is enough. As an elected MP (Padang Rengas), I pray to God that Nazri wakes up and has the guts to sincerely apologise to HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail.”
Phang also took issue with Nazri’s use of the word “whack” in his reply to Tunku Ismail and said, “I am bewildered by your (Nazri) explanation that the word ‘whack’ was used to protect the monarchy … you are a seasoned politician and a lawyer.
“You could have used a better term or statement, more so against the monarchy. Our Malaysian culture does not allow for such an insolent statement.”
16 June 2015
Perhaps a rally in support of Nazri could save him?
Free Malaysia Today
Najib may have to axe Nazri after Aidil Fitri
Nazri acted in good faith but an increasingly embattled Prime Minister cannot afford strained ties with the Johor Istana.
KUALA LUMPUR: Culture and Tourism Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz’s political career, in the wake of him picking on the Johor Istana, hinges on the speculated Cabinet reshuffle after the Aidil Fitri. “Ironically, it cannot be ruled out that it was this Cabinet reshuffle that made Nazri target Tunku Ismail in defence of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.”
“He may have seen it as one way of making sure that he gets to keep his job when some people have to go.”
Nazri however, by using words like “whack” was seen as rude, too much, going overboard, and clearly showing that he was proud and arrogant. “Such language from a leader would not be tolerated even by the poorest of the poor, what more by a member of the Istana.”
Nazri, by defending Najib, has also ironically invited disaster upon himself. “The Prime Minister’s main concern at the moment is the increasingly bitter attacks against him by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Nazri and his spat with Tunku Ismail are unnecessary distractions.”
Under normal circumstances, Nazri taking on someone else even a VIP on behalf of Najib would see the Prime Minister standing by him, pointed out Shahbudin. “But in this case, he’s engaged in a tussle with someone who is in line to be the Sultan of Johor. We can’t be sure whether he will tone down after this or step up his defiance.”
Also, he will be pelted with various statements from all sides, from all walks of life, coming on top of his various statements against Tunku Ismail which have made him a target of hate. “The consensus not only in Johor but throughout the nation has been that Nazri has been impertinent and rude when the comment by Tunku Ismail was made in good faith on behalf of the people.”
Rally to support the Johor Royal Family
Venue: The Bukit Serene Palace, Johor Bahru
Tuesday, 16 June 2015: 4.00 pm
Malay Mail Online
Johor crown prince: I won’t say much, many in Putrajaya want to ‘whack’ me
Johor’s crown prince HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (centre) addresses a crowd gathered outside the palace in Bukit Serene, Johor Baru on June 16, 2015.
JOHOR BARU, June 16 — In yet another snipe at the federal government, Johor’s crown prince tightened his lips today, saying he won’t say much as there were many in Putrajaya who would “whack” him for his comments.
The young royal had been drawn into a public spat with Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz over his recent critical views against the Najib administration.
“I can’t speak much as a lot of people in Putrajaya want to whack me,” Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim told a crowd of some 2,000 people gathered outside the Johor palace gates at Bukit Serene here.
– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/johor-crown-prince-i-wont-say-much-many-in-putrajaya-want-to-whack-me?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.ZZdBhJmL.dpuf
#Johor Crown Prince vows to continue speaking out amid spat with #Malaysian minister http://bit.ly/1BfmgvQ
malaysiakini.com retweeted Kathleen Ann Kili
#TMJ Tunku Ismail made an appearance to meet supporters near Bukit Serene palace #RoyalRally @OfficialJohor
“Rakyat Johor tidak mengira kaum hadir menyatakan sokongan kepada TMJ sambil melaungkan Daulat Tuanku” –
@Hanglekuk estimates some 2k people are gathered outside the Serene Palace in Johor, in support of TMJ.
Hundreds gathers at pro-royalty rally in Johorhttp://www.malaysiakini.com/news/302060
4:48PM Jun 16, 2015
Johor’s Bkt Serene rumbles with pro-royalty rally
Hundreds have started to gather outside Istana Serene in Johor Bahru in support of the royalty. People gradually trickled into the compound outside the palace’s gate. They are mostly represented by NGO groups such as Ikram, Perkasa and temple groups. The crowd is visibly multi-racial.
The rally which started at 4pm was in response to Culture and Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz who criticised Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.
Tuesday June 16, 2015 MYT 5:13:48 PM
Crowd swells at Johor Palace
JOHOR BARU: The crowd is swelling at a rally to show support for the Johor Royalty at the Bukit Serene Royal Palace here. Johoreans from all backgrounds, races and ages could be seen gathering in solidarity for the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim who has been involved in a war of words with Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
The rally, called “Perhimpunan Menjunjung Kasih DYMM Sultan Johor” is organised by various non-governmental organisation (NGOs). Cars could be seen parked by the side of the road near the palace in Danga Bay.
As the NGOs took turns addressing the crowd, thunderous shouts of “Daulat Tuanku” echoed around Danga Bay.
There was also a carnival atmosphere brought about by supporters of JDT football club.
Perhimpunan Menjunjung Kasih DYMM Sultan Johor https://m.facebook.com/johortimes.my/photos/a.655608111145790.1073741827.651154824924452/979890608717537/?type=1 …
Royal rally planned as prince vs minister spat escalates
Rally planned as temperature rises in Johor http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301989
The ‘Johor Royalty vs Nazri Abdul Aziz’ saga continues with a planned rally slated to take place at Bukit Serene Palace, Johor Bahru at 4pm today.
Messages are circulating through the social media calling for all Johoreans to convene and show their love and support for Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and the royal family.
Nazri, who is culture and tourism minister, had on Saturday warned Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim not to meddle in politics after the prince ridiculed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for not turning up at the ‘Nothing to Hide’ dialogue on June 6.
Nazri does a kostan: threat becomes defence! In the English language, the term for it is double speak, reversing the meaning of words.
Now, Nazri says ‘whack’ remark to protect royals
15 June 2015
Malay Mail Online
Who said I’m God, Nazri asks Johor prince as spat blows up
MESSAGE FOR MALAYSIANS
MESSAGE FOR MALAYSIANS Of late, I just voiced out my opinion and a reminder that people who has been entrusted with the responsibility to not blame the people for losing trust and confidence in them, but think of why the people no longer have the confidence and trust in them. Apparently my gentle reminder has been met with a rather hostile response from a minister. If I got such a reply, then what chances does the rest of the rakyat have? You are a minister, not a God from the heavens who lord above everybody. Do not think the people of this country exist to provide you with position and wealth, but the position exists for you to serve the people. When I voice out, I do it as the leader of my rakyat, on behalf of Johoreans and Malaysians. All I did is to remind the leaders of the country that they have a responsibility to serve the people, and for this, I am attacked. In the new world order, I envision a future that every person has a right to voice their opinions. However, that is not the case in Malaysia today, where ministers think they are untouchable. I am willing to be cursed for standing up for what is right, rather than be loved for defending what is wrong. I am not a politician. I am only answerable to Allah, my Sultan and the people of Johor. I do not do the bidding of some puppet-master who pulls the strings. Johor only has place for those who want to serve the people, not for those who want to garner votes for their own interests. There will come a time, when the Johorean people must decide what is best for us and our future generations. Decide and unite we will, as Bangsa Johor, to forge our future. United we stand strong, divided we fall. I stand for my rakyat, not to joust for power, not to topple the government, but to ensure the well-being of my people. I never told anybody to step down or resign, only to remind politicians of their roles and responsibilities. If you cannot deal with that, it just shows your arrogance to the people. Alhamdulillah, I have been blessed with a comfortable life, and I can just live my own life and be oblivious to the worries of my people, but here I am, standing firm by their side. So for those wanting to tarnish my image and make me public enemy number one, the people are smarter than that, and they can think for themselves. Do not use me to divert the attention from national issues. This country needs politicians who are clean and transparent, who carry out their duties with sincerity and integrity. -HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Crown Prince of Johor. —
46 Indian based NGO’s at JB had made police report against Nazri Aziz for criticising TMJ.Waiting for
@KBAB51 to act
Cops launch ‘public mischief’ probe on Nazri
#UPDATED [CORRECTION] Cops launch ‘public mischief’ probe on Nazri https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301825 @OfficialJohor
The police will investigate Culture and Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz for his statements on the crown prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that police reports against Nazri were lodged and it warranted an investigation. “Yes, we will investigate it under Section 505 of the Penal Code,” Khalid said when contacted. … Section 505 deals with making statements conducing to public mischief. https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301825 — Malaysian Insider
Nazri Aziz to be investigated for sedition, says report
— 46 Indian-based NGOs in Johor have lodged a police report against Nazri over his remarks that Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim will be “whacked” for making political statements. The report was lodged by T Katirber, on behalf of the 46 groups, at the Johor Bahru Central police station. “I want the minister to apologise and retract the statement against the crown prince,” said Katirber in the report.
‘Johoreans’ chide Nazri for his remarks on prince
@OfficialJohor ‘Johoreans’ chide Nazri for his remarks on prince http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301805
The Johor football team’s Facebook page has come out in defence of Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim. In a Facebook post today, the team quoted four Johoreans of different races telling Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz to recant his criticisms against the prince. One Mohd Roy Fadzli Jamil was quoted stating that Nazri had no right to prevent the prince from speaking his mind, even on political matters. This similar theme was repeated by the three other persons being quoted. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301805 …
— This is how the whacking talk began. https://youtu.be/I05gqmDEi_4
Stay out of politics or get whacked, Nazri tells TMJ
— TMJ replies https://youtu.be/5A8-MGo8KlU — TV SELATAN™
@TVSELATAN 10 minutes ago #BuletinSelatan Pendirian Nazri terhadap TMJ tidak mewakili kepimpinan UMNO. http://bit.ly/1HG0jXZ
Ketua UMNO Bahagian Parit Sulong menyarankan agar Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz muhasabah diri terlebih dahulu sebelum menyatakan sesuatu perkara yang melibatkan Institusi Diraja. Dato’ Zulkurnain Kamisan berkata pendirian Nazri berhubung amarannya terhadap Tengku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim supaya tidak campur tangan dalam urusan politik atau dikecam, tidak mewakili kepimpinan UMNO atau rakyat. “Saya menyarankan agar menteri ini lebih muhasabah diri dan cermin diri untuk mengatakan sesuatu perkara yg melibatkan Institusi Diraja. Jangan bermain api. Kita sudah cukup aman selama ini,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan, di sini, hari ini. … Sementara itu, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Johor, Datuk Abd Latif Bandi yang turut memberi respon terhadap tindakan Nazri berkata setiap rakyat yang prihatin berhak untuk menyalurkan pandangan khususnya dalam perkara berkaitan kepentingan awam. “Baginda seorang Putera Raja yang sangat perihatin terhadap rakyat dan memiliki ramai peminat serta pengikut yang rata-ratanya dari kalangan anak-anak muda khasnya di negeri Johor Darul Ta’zim. “Oleh yang demikian, adalah tidak wajar bagi sesiapapun untuk menafikan hak ini. Malah adalah agak keterlaluan bagi mana-mana pihak mengeluarkan kenyataan yg berbaur ugutan dan boleh mencemarkan nama baik Institusi Diraja Johor khasnya,” katanya. http://tvselatan.com.my/tv/index.php/buletins/berita-terkini/8-news/347-pendiriani-terhadap-tmj-tidak-mewakili-kepimpinan-umno — Malaysiakini 11:24AM Jun 14, 2015
Whack me face to face, Nazri dares netizens
In his usual defiant manner, Culture and Tourism Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz told those who criticise him through social media to meet him in person instead of hiding behind the internet. “I am probably the only minister who doesn’t have a Twitter and Facebook account. “I don’t believe in Facebook; I believe in face to face (communication). If you want to whack me, whack me face to face; I can answer you in a straightforward manner, ” Nazri said. Nazri said this after being rapped on social media for reminding Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim that his meddling in politics carries the risk of being “whacked” by the government. In an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini yesterday, Nazri said he doesn’t give a hoot about the negative opinions from netizens that came after. “I didn’t criticise the prince; I engaged with him. The prince should know who are the people he should criticise, and who are the people whom he depends on to protect his family. “But to say I am being ungrateful, the intellectual capacity of these people must be very low then. If their intellectual level is low, I can’t help it,” he said. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301772 —
Aii, whack whack segala? Lost yer marbles? So insulting to
@HRHJohor2. Tuanku TMJ, stay cool .
Royalty allowed to campaign for political support but NOT allowed to criticise politicians. What logic?
— IN RESPONSE TO NAZRI’S THREAT (“WE’LL WHACK YOU”), THE CROWN PRINCE OF JOHOR MERELY GESTURES, “BRING IT ON.”
Bring it on, gestures Johor prince http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301744 | https://twibble.io
It appears that words are not necessary for Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim to put across his view. In a video uploaded on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page this evening, the prince, clad in a black pullover and shorts, is shown gesturing with a smirk what could be interpreted as “bring it on” while lounging on a chair. The 17-second clip starts and ends with the Johor football team emblem and the roar of a tiger. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301744 —
https://www.facebook.com/johorsoutherntigers.com.my/videos/vb.208453185984655/481739391989365/?type=2&theater — On June 5, Tunku Ismail posted on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page,”How can you have a dialogue called Nothing2Hide featuring a person who has everything to hide? obviously he won’t show up”. It referred to Najib. Star
Saturday June 13, 2015 MYT 3:16:40 PM
Stay out of politics or get whacked, Nazri tells TMJ
PETALING JAYA: The Crown Prince of Johor has been told to stay out of politics if he wishes to remain above the law. “He should keep out of politics because otherwise, he will be subject to the same rule and we will whack him,” said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. The Tourism and Culture minister was referring to a scathing remark by Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim last week against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for not attending a tell-all public forum. “Rulers and royal families are above the law. If you want to be a politician then say so, so we can hit you back for what you say. “But if you hold an important post, as a royalty in a state and start saying things, if we hit you back, don’t get angry,” he told reporters after officiating an event in Universiti Malaya, Saturday. Nazri added that the royalty should keep out of politics because “we are the ones protecting the royalty”. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/06/13/Nazri-tells-TMJ-to-stay-away-from-politics/ ——————————————————————————————————–
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