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AN in­di­vid­ual ‘from Kuala Lumpur’ m de a big mis­take in think­ing he could get a sul­tan to fa­cil­i­tate the award of the fed­eral ‘Tan Sri’ ti­tle for RM2 mil­lion. Sul­tan Ibrahim Sul­tan Iskan­dar, who i deeply insulted by the of­fer, says he wi l let the anti-graft agency ‘in­ves­ti­gate and re­veal the name of the in­di­vid­ual to the pub­lic. You will know soon’.

JO­HOR BARU: Sul­tan of Jo­hor Sul­tan Ibrahim Sul­tan Iskan­dar yes­ter­day op­er­ated a six-coach Kere­tapi Tanah Me­layu Bhd (KTMB) royal train from here to Kuala Lumpur.

The ruler, who has a Class 26 lo­co­mo­tive li­cence, de­parted from Plat­form 4 of the JB Sen­tral train sta­tion at 9.30am.

Ac­com­pa­ny­ing Sul­tan Ibrahim were state sec­re­tary Datuk Azmi Ro­hani, Jo­hor Baru mayor A. Rahim Nin and Jo­hor Baru dis­trict of­fi­cer Muhamad Fuad Radzuan. The ruler was also ac­com­pa­nied by South­ern Re­gion KTMB man­ager Omar Nazari Oth­man and two KTMB lo­co­mo­tive driv­ers Mohd Ka­mal As­mawi and Su­pawi Is­mail.

The six-coach train with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber 1002 in­cludes a royal sa­loon coach. Although it was not full yes­ter­day, on nor­mal days, it can ac­com­mo­date up to 250 pas­sen­gers.

The train made two stops along the 369km jour­ney to the old Kuala Lumpur rail­way sta­tion.

After the train was flagged off from here by JB Sen­tral KTMB sta­tion man­ager Az­man Yahya, the lo­co­mo­tive stopped in Klu­ang at 11.20am and Sega­mat at 1.06pm be­fore pro­ceed­ing on its jour­ney.

Yes­ter­day’s trip was Sul­tan Ibrahim’s 14th time as a lo­co­mo­tive driver and he will be tak­ing it back to Jo­hor after his stay in Kuala Lumpur. He ob­tained his Class 26 li­cence to drive a train on June 28, 2010.

Sul­tan Ibrahim planned to un­der­take his an­nual Kem­bara Mahkota with the train next year.

Although owned by KTMB, the Tan­jung Ku­pang 26108 is kept in Kem­pas, Jo­hor, es­pe­cially for the sul­tan’s use.


Sul­tan of Jo­hor Sul­tan Ibrahim Sul­tan Iskan­dar is all set to de­part from Plat­form 4 of the JB Sen­tral train sta­tion.

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