SULTAN O REVEAL LL TO MACCTO AY
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.