JOHOR BARU: The Johor Sultanate, ever since the time of its second ruler, Almarhum Sultan Sir Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar in 1899, has always donated allowances from the state government to aid the needy.
A statement by the Royal Press Office posted on Sultan Ibrahim's official Facebook page said that this practice continued during the time of Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, where the allowance was channelled to Yayasan Sultan Iskandar.
It said that even when the late Sultan Iskandar was the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1984-1989, his allowances from the Federal Government were channelled to the foundation.
Yayasan Sultan Iskandar not only helped the poor, but also provides aid during natural disasters and even provides funds for education.
The statement added that the current Johor Ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has his own foundation that provides education and welfare aid, scholarships to needy students, as well as medical aid for senior citizens and the disabled.
Allocations for this foundation, Yayasan Sultan Ibrahim, were donated from allowances received by His Majesty.