Mahathir to meet Johor Ruler today


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 10 Jan 2019

JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will meet Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar during an audience with the Johor ruler today.

The meeting between His Majesty and Dr Mahathir will take place at the Istana Bukit Serene here.

This will be the first time Dr Mahathir and Sultan Ibrahim are meeting each other after Pakatan Harapan won the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

Dr Mahathir is expected to arrive by aircraft at the Senai International Airport.

His audience with Sultan Ibrahim at the palace is at 3pm.

According to a source from the Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting is held following a request by Sultan Ibrahim a couple of weeks ago.

It is learnt that Dr Mahathir will meet Sultan Ibrahim alone and that no one else will accompany the Prime Minister.

The source also said the meeting is expected to last between one and two hours.

When asked whether the appointment of the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong would be discussed during the audience with Sultan Ibrahim, the source replied that there were many things that needed to be addressed during the meeting.