Social media feud between Prince and Minister move to streets of Johor


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015

The main entrance of the Istana Bukit Serene in Danga Bay..

JOHOR BARU: The social media feud between the Crown Prince of Johor and Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz  will be moved to the streets by the prince's supporters.

A group backing the Johor Royal family will gather in solidarity for Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim at the Johor royal palace in a few hours' time.

The rally, called "Perhimpunan Menjunjung Kasih DYMM Sultan Johor", will see members of various non-governmental organisation (NGOs) gathering at the main door of the Serene Palace in Johor Baru at 4pm on Tuesday.

The gathering is open to all Johorians. However, placards will not be allowed.

On Saturday, Nazri criticised Tunku Ismail, saying that the prince should stay out of politics unless he wanted to be subjected to the same rule and be "whacked".      

Nazri said this in response to a post made by Tunku Ismail on June 5, criticising Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for not attending an open dialogue session organised by a non-governmental organisation to discuss national issues.               

Tunku Ismail immediately responded through a video post on Johor Southern Tigers where he turned to the camera and made a beckoning gesture with his left hand, implying he was not afraid to face any challenge.                              

On Monday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Nazri would be investigated under Section 505B of the Penal Code for his remark against Tunku Ismail, which could cause alarm to the public.

On the same day, Tunku Ismail told Nazri in another posting that "he is not a God from the heavens who lord above everybody".        


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