Osman Sapian asked to return to palace this evening

Osman Sapian says he handed a copy of his resignation letter to Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim this morning. (Bernama pic)

JOHOR BAHRU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has asked Osman Sapian to return to Istana Pasir Pelangi for an audience with him this evening over the issue of his resignation as Johor menteri besar.

Osman, who is also the Kempas assemblyman, said he had submitted a copy of his resignation letter to Sultan Ibrahim during an audience at the palace this morning but the ruler did not open it.

“I handed my resignation letter this morning after a long talk with Tuanku and he took it but did not open to see the contents.

“His Highness said he was taking it as a souvenir,” Osman told reporters at his service centre in Kempas.

He said he was informed by Sultan Ibrahim that they would meet again at 6.30pm but it was unclear what would be discussed at the meeting.