Tengku Mahkota Johor (TMJ), Tunku Ismail Idris shared a video of a military retiree named Mejar (B) Mohd Fitri on his official Twitter page.
The clip, posted by Twitter user @dexterawit, is taken from Mejar (B) Fitri’s Facebook Live broadcast where he recalled how tough the Prince of Johor was, during his time in the military training when he was younger.
“Do you guys know that TMJ is actually a sniper coach? If you respect me (as a coach), His Majesty is also a sniper trainer. The emblems worn on his uniform is not just for show. He truly deserves it,” the man was quoted as saying.
The former Football Association Malaysia president responded to the tweet by writing, “Thank you for training me, Sir. Also, thanks to all the trainers who have trained me over the years. May God bless you and your families. Amen.”
Terima kasih Melatih saya Tuan. Terima kasih juga kepada semua Jurulatih yang melatih saya selama ini. Semoga Tuan sekeluarga diberkati ALLAH SWT. Amin?? https://t.co/4mA78IiZAw
— HRH Crown Prince of Johor (@HRHJohorII) January 22, 2021
TMJ’s post eventually reached Fitri. “I don’t have a Twitter account. Can my friends help verify if it’s true that His Majesty TMJ tweeted this? I feel like I’m getting emotional. I didn’t expect him to remember someone like me,” Fitri wrote on his Facebook post, seemingly touched by TMJ’s heartwarming remark.
He continued, “See, even though 20 years have passed, he still respects and calls me and his teachers ‘Sir’. Even though his title is much higher than ours. May TMJ be blessed with good health and glory in this world and the hereafter.”
The relationship and respect between TMJ and Mejar (B) Fitri is truly inspiring. There’s no doubt that we wouldn’t be where we are without our educators.