Johor Crown Prince ticks off Umno leader for comment on Sultan's ties with Najib

The Johor Crown Prince (above) has chided an Umno supreme council member for making comments on the relationship between the Malaysian Prime Minister and the Johor Sultan.
The Johor Crown Prince (above) has chided an Umno supreme council member for making comments on the relationship between the Malaysian Prime Minister and the Johor Sultan. PHOTO: ST FILE

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Tunku Ibrahim has chided an Umno supreme council member, saying that those not in the know should not make statements on the relationship between the Prime Minister and the Johor Sultan.

In response to a comment by Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zakashi who said there was no problem between Prime Minister Najib Razak and Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, the Crown Prince said "it is my opinion that one should not make statements without being aware of the present situation."

"Do not make any speculations whether there's a problem or not between His Majesty and the Prime Minister, as only H.M. The Sultan and I know the whole story of the said matter, and as such, for the time being, only we need to know and there's no reason for it to be made public," the Crown Prince said in his latest post on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page on Sunday.

Puad, head of Putrajaya's propaganda unit Special Affairs Department (Jasa), said on Saturday that certain quarters had circulated information on social media that the Johor ruler and Najib were not on good terms.

He said that Najib had told him there was no misunderstanding between them.

This is not the first time the Crown Prince has voiced his views on current events.

He had previously poured scorn on Najib over the Nothing2Hide forum on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which was cancelled at the last minute in June after the latter did not turn up.