The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, today reiterated that Johor is a sovereign state with its own constitution and warns those who have nothing to do with Johor not to cause problems by interfering with the state’s Islamic affairs, MalaysiaKini and Bernama reported.
“To those who have nothing to do with Johor, don’t meddle with Islamic religious affairs, which are state matters.
“And don’t create problems among the people of Johor or confuse them, including the Johor royalty.
“In fact, Johor is always ready to share knowledge and work together to strengthen the ummah (Muslims) in the region,” said Tunku Ismail today during the opening of the seventh Darul Ta’zim Gathering of Ulama, held in conjunction with the official birthday of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.
According to the local media, present at the ceremony were the Tunku Temenggong of Johor, Tunku Idris Iskandar; the Tunku Panglima of Johor, Tunku Abdul Rahman; and the Tunku Putera of Johor, Tunku Abu Bakar.
Also present were Johor Menteri Besar Sahruddin Jamal and state Islamic Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi – Bernama/MalaysiaKini