‘IDEN­TITY TO BE RE­VEALED SOON’

Jo­hor sul­tan, MACC will meet to­day to dis­cuss per­son who made RM2m of­fer for Tan Sri ti­tles

New Straits Times - - News - FAREZZA HANUM RASHID KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

THE iden­tity of the in­di­vid­ual who of­fered the Jo­hor sul­tan RM2 mil­lion in a ti­tle-buy­ing at­tempt will be re­vealed soon. Sul­tan of Jo­hor Sul­tan Ibrahim Sul­tan Iskan­dar said the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) would meet him to­day to dis­cuss the mat­ter.

“I will let MACC in­ves­ti­gate and re­veal the name of the in­di­vid­ual to the pub­lic.

“You will know soon,” he said at the Kuala Lumpur rail­way sta­tion yes­ter­day.

The ruler had re­cently re­vealed that he was once ap­proached by an in­di­vid­ual who of­fered him RM2 mil­lion to pro­pose names to the chief sec­re­tary to the gov­ern­ment to re­ceive Tan Sri ti­tles from the Yang di-Per­tuan Agong.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Me­dia Prima Bhd re­cently, Sul­tan Ibrahim said he had been ap­proached by peo­ple who mis­tak­enly be­lieved Tan Sri ti­tles were for sale, of­fer­ing him RM2 mil­lion for them.

“I feel insulted by the whole thing,” he said.

When asked for hints about the per­son’s iden­tity, he said it was still a se­cret. How­ever, he re­vealed that the gov­ern­ment had no hand in the is­sue and that the per­son was from Kuala Lumpur.

“His name is get­ting longer and longer,” he said.

Jo­hor MACC di­rec­tor Datuk Azmi Alias said of­fi­cers from the anti-graft agency’s head­quar­ters would meet Sul­tan Ibrahim soon.

“How­ever, no time and lo­ca­tion have been de­cided for the meet­ing. The of­fi­cers have not de­cided when they will meet the ruler. The MACC head­quar­ters is tak­ing the lead in this mat­ter,” Azmi told the New Straits Times.

PIC BY AIZUDDIN SAAD

Sul­tan of Jo­hor Sul­tan Ibrahim Sul­tan Iskan­dar at the helm of the six-coach Kere­tapi Tanah Me­layu Bhd royal train as it ar­rives at the old Kuala Lumpur rail­way sta­tion yes­ter­day.

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