Netizens reject Johor prince's comments on politics

Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said voters should not be "easily fooled by a forked-tongue individual", in what is seen as a reference to former premier Mahathir Mohamad, now an opposition leader.
Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said voters should not be "easily fooled by a forked-tongue individual", in what is seen as a reference to former premier Mahathir Mohamad, now an opposition leader.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

The Johor Crown Prince received a strong pushback from Facebook users after he posted comments about the state of Malaysian politics over the weekend, telling people not to fix a ship with a "new engine" just because there is an issue with its skipper.

Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said voters should not be "easily fooled by a forked-tongue individual", in what is seen as a reference to former premier Mahathir Mohamad, now an opposition leader.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'Netizens reject Johor prince's comments on politics'. Print Edition | Subscribe