If you still have no idea who Johor Crown Prince is, he is the son of the Sultan of Johor who is so loved by the netizens and his name is Tengku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ).
Recently he was caught in a conflict with Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. Turns out that Nazri Aziz threatened to “whack” the Johor Crown Prince.
TMJ voiced out his opinion towards #Nothing2Hide, a forum whereby Prime Minister Najib Razak was to explain the government’s action on 1MDB but the event was cancelled at the last minute. Here’s what he had to say towards this incident.
“For those who have been entrusted with the responsibility, do not blame the people for losing confidence and trust in you, but think of why they no longer have the confidence and trust in you.” – TMJ
However, Nazri commented that TMJ should not be involve in the political scenes as he is a prince, not a politician.
“He should stay out of politics or … he would face the same thing … we would whack him,” said Nazri. He continued “rulers and royal families are above the law — they should not get involved or interfere in politics. If you (Tunku Ismail) want to be a politician then just say so. Then, we have the grounds to rebut.”
Johor Southern Tigers posted a video on their Facebook page on June 13 night. In the video, Tengku Mahkota Johor was seen sitting in a chair comfortably looking out into a garden. Then he turned his face to the camera, made a beckoning hand gesture with his left hand. The video has gone viral and swiftly it has gathered more than 25,000 likes and 7,000 shares, here’s the video:
I don’t know about you, but this gesture could be interpreted as “bring it”, and that reminds me of one of the famous wrestlers in the history.
The video has receive many comments, not just solely about the hand gesture about TMJ, and some of them also talk about Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s remarks.
Facebookers Cheer For TMJ
Loyal supporters of TMJ have left all kinds of positive comments on the video. Some are inspired by popular memes, like this one:
Some took to humour and used the upcoming Raya as a good excuse.
And also this, complementing the creativity of giving non-verbal gestures, as we always say “action speaks louder than words”.
I’m guessing that most of these supporters might be Johoreans as they rally together to defend their Prince.“I’m smiling while watching this video, our government wants to hit a member from the royal family of Johor, do you think we Johoreans will only sit and watch?”
“The last time his son (Nazri’s son) whacked the guard, now the father wants to whack the son from royal family? Let’s go, Johoreans, fight against anyone who wants to ruin the image of Sultan. Regardless of politics, we have to be united for Johor!”
“I’m certain that regardless of whether you support PR or BN, whoever that dares to offend the royal family of Johor is doing a big mistake. We will all join hands to fight together… we are different. #AllahBerkatiJohor”
Nazri’s Response (Or Lack Thereof)
Malaysia Kini reported that the Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has seen the video, but he refused to comment on the video. He said, “If the prince wants to say something, he should issue a statement.” Nevertheless, currently he already has something which is more serious to settle, which is the investigation under Sedition Act.
As quoted by The Malaysian Insider, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police reports had been lodged against Nazri which warranted a sedition probe.
“Yes, we will investigate it under the Sedition Act,” Khalid was quoted as saying.