‘IDENTITY TO BE REVEALED SOON’
Johor sultan, MACC will meet today to discuss person who made RM2m offer for Tan Sri titles
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.
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.