Nazri meets Johor royal family, seeks forgiveness

The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, flanked by his son, Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail, and Nazri Aziz, after they granted the minister an audience. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Aziz has sought forgiveness from a member of the Johor royal family.

A posting on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page today was accompanied by photos of Nazri meeting with Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail, after they had granted him an audience earlier today.

“Nazri Aziz came to ask the Sultan of Johor’s views and suggestions on national governance for the future.

“He also came to ask forgiveness from HRH The Crown Prince of Johor,” the FB post said.

Though it was not mentioned, it is believed that the Padang Rengas MP had sought forgiveness from Tunku Ismail, who is better known as TMJ, over some differences they had in 2015.

Tunku Ismail and Nazri had become embroiled in a verbal spat when the former criticised Prime Minister Najib Razak for failing to turn up for the Nothing2Hide forum in June of that year.

Nazri, however, had defended the prime minister and used somewhat harsh language to rebuke the prince, telling him to stay out of politics or be willing to get “whacked”.

The war of words then continued with Tunku Ismail reminding Nazri that he was “a minister, not a God from the heavens who lords over everybody”.

“Do not think that the people of this country exist to provide you with position and wealth.

“The position exists for you to serve the people,” Tunku Ismail had said in a post entitled “Message for Malaysians”.

Nazri had also been investigated at the time under Section 505B of the Penal Code following his remarks against Tunku Ismail, which police said could cause “fear or alarm to the public”.

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