PETALING JAYA: The Regent of Johor and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) owner, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, has returned the RM500,000 reward that the Johor state government gave the team for winning the Malaysia Cup.
The Regent has consented to pass the incentive to the state government as he wanted them to use the money to clean the rivers in the state.
“The incentive will be used to buy garbage collection boats to clean the rivers, ” said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal, in a statement yesterday.
“This is to ensure that the environment in Johor is protected, and to prevent river contamination.
“The state government thanks Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim for his gracious gesture.”
JDT won the Malaysia Cup after beating Kedah 3-0 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Nov 2.
When they won the Cup in 2017, JDT also gave away their RM500,000 prize money to Penang flood victims.