JOHOR BAHRU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, has consented to appoint his son, the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail, as the leader of all youth activities in the state.
Johor Royal Court Council president Abdul Rahim Ramli, in a statement, said the move was taken as the Ruler was confident that his son would be able to facilitate positive youth development and lead the group to success.
The confidence is based on Tunku Ismail’s extensive experience in administrative matters, including in managing the Johor Darul Ta’zim football team to success, enabling it to make a name for itself at the international stage.
The Sultan, in a statement posted on Facebook, hoped the Bangsa Johor youth will succeed in strengthening its identity and achieve future goals.
Rahim added that the Sultan had always been very concerned about youth development as he felt that the continuous development of the state, in line with the aspirations and wishes of Bangsa Johor, depended on young people.
As such he called on youth groups, irrespective of race and religion, to work together in harmony in developing the state.
Following the appointment, Johor State Youth Council president Md Salleheen Mohamad, in a statement, said with Tunku Ismail’s leadership, youth in the state would be given full attention by the government, especially in terms of youth empowerment in the development agenda and volunteer movements.