Tunku Mahkota Johor (TMJ), Tunku Ismail Idris Ibni Sultan Ibrahim has taken to his social media and called politicians to focus on the ongoing catastrophic events that’s currently happening in Malaysia.
In a statement posted on his official Facebook page, the Johor Prince pointed out that now isn’t the right time for politicking, adding that the economic and health crisis are at an “alarming level”.
“I would like to offer my sincere view and advice to all politicians in Johor or anywhere else. You should focus your priorities on the health crisis and the economic crisis that are currently at alarming levels. This is not the time for politicking,” TMJ wrote.
At the same time, TMJ also urged the political leaders (in his state and the rest of Malaysia) to carry out their mandated responsibilities and do their best to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. “Put aside all political differences, have a political ceasefire for the time being and focus entirely on the Rakyat. Now is the time to serve and help the people,” he shared.
Scrolling through the comments section, many netizens have voiced out their support and agreed with the statement provided by the Royal Prince. Not only that, there were also a few disheartened Malaysians who expressed their sadness over the current situation taking place in the country.
In related news, it has been reported that the police arrested a man from Ayer Hitam for allegedly posting several videos containing insulting and hateful remarks towards TMJ on his IG. According to Johor Police Chief, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, the cops have received a total of 10 police reports in relation to the clips which had circulated all over social media over the past couple of days.
Following that, the fruit stall assistant, using the social media moniker @amirul_naito, was arrested at his house located in the area at 9:30pm on Sunday (11th July). The police official also revealed that based on the initial investigation, the suspect had previous records for criminal intimidation and sedition.
As stated by Ayob Khan, the case is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.