JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar made the Chinese New Year celebration at state International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse’s home extra special with his presence.
Sultan Ibrahim and Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah arrived at the house in Senibong Cove here at around 9am on Tuesday with state secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani.
Their Majesties were greeted by Puah and his wife Ophelia Cheng, as well as Johor Women Development and Tourism Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung.
They then witnessed a lion dance by the Nam Hua Lion Kangkar Pulai dance troupe before tossing yee sang to mark the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
“This is a special visit that my family and I will always remember.
“It shows that Sultan Ibrahim puts the rakyat first as he is willing to spend Chinese New Year in my home,” said Puah, who is also the Bukit Batu assemblyman.
He added that Sultan Ibrahim expressed his hopes and dreams for Johor during the private meal he had with his family and other guests.
“He spoke of the development he wants to see in Johor and the role of tourism and investments in making his dream come true.
“His Majesty also spoke of the importance of preserving traditions such as visiting and spending time with family during Chinese New Year,” Puah said.
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