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November 22, 2023

HM The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar said as stipulated by the Johor Constitution, during his tenure as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, His Majesty must hand over the reins of the state government to HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Crown Prince of Johor, whom he will appoint as Regent.

Accordingly, His Majesty said, the state government should provide guidance to HRH Tunku Ismail as soon as he assumes the role of The Regent of Johor.

“Just as I was guided as the Regent when my late father became the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1984.

“The Regent will bear the responsibility to protect the state and people of Johor, and exercise all the rights and powers of state governance, except as the Head of the Islamic Religion.

“Even though I reside at Istana Negara, it does not mean I am permanently moving to Kuala Lumpur. I will always come back to Johor because this is my hometown. I hope the people of Johor will not forget me and pretend not to know me after this,” said His Majesty.

Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim made these remarks during his royal address in conjunction with the investiture ceremony to mark his 65th birthday at the Throne Hall of Istana Besar Johor Bahru today (22 Nov).

His Majesty also reminded government officials not to involve politics in the administration of the state government.

“Every decision made should be based on the interests of the people and the government, not driven by political interests.
“Carry out your duties and responsibilities honestly and faithfully.

You all understand my way, so don’t waste time and don’t talk too much.

“I will also leave an eye and an ear in Johor to monitor what is happening here. Don’t be surprised if I suddenly appear in any district,” His Majesty warned.

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