JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has accepted the resignation of Datuk Osman Sapian as Mentri Besar.
In a statement, Johor state secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani said His Majesty accepted the resignation letter at around 10am on Saturday (April 13).
"Sultan Ibrahim has also agreed to appoint a new Mentri Besar where the ceremony will take place at Balai Mengadap in Istana Bukit Serene tomorrow (April 14)," he added.
It is learnt that Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal, who is from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, is expected to be appointed as the 17th Johor Mentri Besar.
Earlier Saturday, Osman had an audience with the Johor Ruler at Istana Pasir Pelangi here.
During the meeting, which lasted about 50 minutes, Osman informed His Majesty about his resignation as Mentri Besar. Also present at the meeting was Azmi.
On Monday (April 8), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that Osman had tendered his resignation letter to him.