You will know who the culprit is soon: Sultan of Johor

Farezza Hanum Rashid


KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Ismail, will meet with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) tomorrow over his allegation that he was once approached as part of an honorific title-buying attempt.

The Johor ruler recently revealed that an individual had offered him RM2 million to propose names, to the Chief Secretary to the Government, of candidates for 'Tan Sri' titles, which would be bestowed by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

In an exclusive interview with the Media Prima Bhd Group recently, Sultan Ibrahim said the individual had offered the RM2 million since the Sultan had a quota of Tan Sri titles to give out anyway, and might as well profit from it.

"I felt insulted by the whole event," he told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) station here today.

The Sultan said he will reveal the name of the individual to the public and let the MACC conduct its investigation.

"You will know soon," he said.

When asked for hints of the person's identity, the ruler declined to oblige, saying it is still a secret.

He did, however, say that the government is clean in this issue, and that the person is a Kuala Lumpur local.

"His name is getting longer and longer," he said, cryptically.

Sultan Ibrahim today drove the six-coach Tanjung Kupang 26108 locomotive from Johor Baru for a leisure visit to Kuala Lumpur.