Johor Ruler advises govt to focus on people's welfare, country's economy


JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) has advised the government to focus on helping the rakyat and developing the nation's economy.

His Majesty added that the government should not waste time discussing things that were not beneficial, spreading accusation and coming up with stories just to attract or confuse the rakyat.

"The Johor government has long been established, where it has its own culture and way of administrating itself. Those on the outside do not have to start talking about who has the power and how to administer the state," Sultan Ibrahim said in a statement here Sunday (April 14).

His Majesty added that the sovereignty of Johor, the purity of Islam and the privilege of the Malays should always be protected from being harassed by outsiders who hide behind human rights struggle.

Sultan Ibrahim also congratulated Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal for being appointed as the new Mentri Besar.

His Majesty said he hopes Dr Sahruddin is able to carry out his responsibility with honesty, sincerity, trust and put the interest of the state as his focus.

"I also want him to focus on river pollution issues to ensure raw water source is always clean and able to last for a long time," he added.