Sultan warns of devious leaders
JOHOR BARU: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has advised the people not to be swayed by politicians intending to seize power through devious means.
Speaking at a tea party he hosted for Chinese community leaders at Dewan Cina, Istana Besar here yesterday, he said people were beginning to feel the instability in the country.
“This may be due to the ongoing rift between the political leaders who have their own agendas to seize power. They often bring up sensitive issues that could destabilise the peace and harmony of the people.”
Without naming parties, he said such politicians would use any avenue to attain their goals, including causing chaos.
“However, when things get out of hand, I am sure they would leave the country and let the people suffer the consequences.”
Sultan Ibrahim also slammed opponents of Bangsa Johor.
“Perhaps there are politicians outside Johor who are jealous of the concept, claiming it causes divisions. But doesn’t the unification of races create unity?”
He also told Johoreans “not to bother about old people who appear to have lost their minds”.
Instead, he called on them to be proud of being Bangsa Johor and set an example by being united.
“While we often talk about racial unity, it has yet to see full success. This is due to the existing education system beginning from primary school which remains separated by race,” he said.
Sultan Ibrahim watches a Chinese folk dance during the tea party. On his left is state tourism, domestic trades and consumerism committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong.