Johor Prince to contest in GE15?


PETALING JAYA: Will Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim contest in the next general election?

A posting on Instagram seems to suggest so. In an Instagram story, the prince posted a black and white picture of himself in uniform, with the caption: “I’m running #PRU15”. At the time of writing, the post – which has a 24-hour shelf life – is no longer available in his list of Instagram stories.

Sin Chew Daily reported that in another Instagram story, the prince carried out a survey where 75% of the respondents wanted him to contest in Muar while 25% chose Mersing.

The current Muar MP is Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, while Mersing’s lawmaker is Datuk Dr Latiff Ahmad. Both are from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Is it for real?: A screencap of the Instagram story on Tunku Idris’ Instagram acccount.

However, it could not be determined if the prince is serious about contesting.

The post came after Syed Saddiq said his relationship with Tunku Idris’ brother, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, had soured.

Syed Saddiq claimed that Tunku Ismail had made some demands that made him “uncomfortable”.

Following the Instagram story posted by Tunku Idris, many have commented on another post on the prince’s Instagram, encouraging him to contest.