Clip of Johor Menteri Besar being stopped from riding with Johor Sultan, PM Mahathir goes viral

Screengrab from a video shows Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian (second from right) being stopped by a man from riding with Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in a car.
Screengrab from a video shows Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian (second from right) being stopped by a man from riding with Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in a car. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/OPS JOHOR

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A video clip showing Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian being stopped from getting into a Proton Saga car has gone viral on social media.

The car was being driven by Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar to take Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to the airport.

In the 31-second clip, Sultan Ibrahim and Tun Dr Mahathir are seen in the driver and front passenger seat respectively, while Datuk Osman is seen at the back, opening the left passenger door and trying to enter.

However, he is stopped by a man wearing a military uniform, believed to be Sultan Ibrahim's military aide de camp.

Mr Osman is then seen uttering a few words to the two leaders.

The incident happened after Dr Mahathir held an audience with Sultan Ibrahim at Istana Bukit Serene last Thursday (Jan 10).

The meeting lasted 1½ hours.

Sultan Ibrahim then personally drove Dr Mahathir back to Senai International Airport in a first-generation Proton Saga, which the Premier had gifted to the ruler's father, way back in 1985.

The video, which was uploaded by Ops Johor on its Facebook page, garnered 599 comments, 935 shares and 185,000 views on social media as of noon last Saturday.