JOHOR BARU: Could Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football club owner Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim be making a move for free agent Khairy Jamaluddin following his sacking from Umno?
This comes as the Tunku Mahkota Johor posted a photo of him and Khairy in an Instagram story.
Tunku Ismail captioned the photo with the former health minister with the words future JDTFC chief executive officer and Johor youth advisor.
Later, in a tweet, Tunku Ismail posted the same photo of him and Khairy with the same caption.
“Experienced, proven, why not...,” he tweeted on Saturday night (Jan 28).
Meanwhile, Khairy responded to Tunku Ismail’s offer in an Instagram story of his own.
“One door closes, others will open. Rezeki ditangan Allah (sustenance is in the hand of Allah),” he replied.
Currently, Tunku Ismail is in Dubai with JDT for their preseason tour as part of their preparation for the upcoming Malaysia football league season.
At a late night meeting on Friday (Jan 27), the Umno supreme council sacked Khairy and supreme council member Tan Sri Noh Omar.
Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as well as former Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan, former Youth exco member Datuk Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya, former Johor state exco member and Tebrau Umno chief Datuk Maulizan Bujang and former Jempol MP Datuk Seri Mohd Salim Mohd Shariff were also suspended for six years.
Experienced, proven, why not... pic.twitter.com/HM19oE98M6— HRH Crown Prince of Johor (@HRHJohorII) January 28, 2023