Malaysia’s Johor state prince Tunku Idris hints at running in GE15
BY JULIA CHAN Malay Mail April 29, 2019
Johor prince Tunku Idris Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim created an online storm recently by hinting that he may contest the next general election. — Picture via Instagram/Tunku Idris
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Johor prince Tunku Idris Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim created an online storm recently by hinting that he may contest the next general election.
According to a report by Sin Chew Daily, the Tunku Temenggong Johor, who is the second son of Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, posted an Instagram Story the hashtag “PRU15” and a survey of presumably whether he should contest the Muar or Mersing parliamentary seat.
At the time, 75 per cent of viewers chose Muar while 25 per cent chose Mersing.
An Instagram Story is only viewable for 24 hours.
Although there is no indication how serious he is about the matter, Tunku Idris responded to users who posted on one of his photos.
An Instagram user “andrewrazaly” said: “If you’re going to run, you will have to focus 100 per cent and not spend time flying helicopters and racing cars.” to which Tunku Idris responded: “Wrong, I will still carry on with my hobbies. That’s what keeps people sane.”
“And you can focus 100 per cent and still fail. I will fly whenever I want because it’s not the government’s helicopter,” he said.
Tunku Idris’ post comes after tensions between the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Johor Palace over the powers of the royalty.
From: MALAY MAIL (Malaysia) Monday April 29, 2019