PETALING JAYA: The Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, has challenged those who allegedly want to “finish off” the royalty to go all out.
In a posting on Twitter, aimed at an unidentified “Kadir”, the prince made reference to a meeting at Menara Ilham, Kuala Lumpur, where meetings were held of the Council of Eminent Persons headed by Mahathir ally and adviser Daim Zainuddin.
The tweet said:
“Kadir i know abt the meeting in menara Ilham. Pls proceed. But like i said before. Nak finish us, must finish completely. Tk boleh half way atau 50%. You must go all out 110%. My opinion. Buat masa yang sama please selesaikan masaalah Rakyat. Itupun kalau sudi. Hanya pandangan.”
While Tunku Ismail did not specify who Kadir was, it is believed to be an allusion to A Kadir Jasin, the prime minister’s special adviser on media and communications. Kadir was previously spokesman for the advisory CEP which met at Menara Ilham.
FMT is attempting to reach Kadir for comment.
TMJ has previously criticised Kadir and his presence at Menara Ilham.
In December, while making a comment on land matters involving Johor, TMJ had said:
“But, what I find strange is that a non-minister seems to be more vocal. Everyday (he) sits in Menara Ilham and flatters his boss. He thinks that this country and government belong to him. You hide behind your cybertroopers and bloggers. Coward.”
Today’s salvo comes in the midst of reports about a plot of land linked to the construction of the Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System being transferred to TMJ’s father, the sultan of Johor.
Sultan Ibrahim had said earlier today that he was never informed of any change of title for the 4.5-hectare plot, one of five plots which were part of a land swap deal between the state and the federal government.
However, he said he was prepared to surrender it to the government free of charge, on the condition that the RTS project is resumed immediately.
The 4km mass transit rail project will connect Bukit Chagar in Johor Bahru to Woodlands in Singapore to ease the congestion on the Causeway.