Malaysia election: Strong pushback against Johor prince's remarks that imply support for BN government

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Crown Prince Tunku Ismail
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The Crown Prince of Johor posted detailed comments about the state of politics in Malaysia over the weekend, telling voters not to be deceived by a "forked-tongue individual" and to try improve the current system "from the inside".

The nine Malaysian royal houses usually stay above the political fray, so Saturday's statement by Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim on his Johor football club Facebook page was unusual.

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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 'Strong pushback after Johor prince weighs in on Malaysian GE'. Print Edition | Subscribe