Desires to act as a check-and-balance for the government.
Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (Tunku Mahkota Johor ‘TMJ’) has vowed to be the people’s voice against the federal government’s weaknesses and mistakes, even if it makes him unpopular.
In another critical statement against the administration, Tunku Ismail reminded the government to “stop politicising issues” and focus on running the country.
Tunku Ismail said he is even willing to be “public enemy No 1” in his desire to act as a check-and-balance for the government.
“I really want the government to be successful. I wake up every day hoping to be wrong. But, they keep proving me right. I did the same with the old government. And I’m doing the same now. No difference
“Just wanting the best for the people. Some may not like what I say, but that’s the challenge. To keep speaking up for the rakyat who can’t. Let me be public enemy No 1 if I have to be. I’m consistent and stand by my principles.
“Please… Please start governing. Please stop fighting amongst each other, Please stop politicising every issue. Sometimes, I get it wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. For the mistakes that I’ve made, I’m sorry. I think we all should reflect on 2018 and be sorry for the wrongs,” Tunku Ismail said in a Facebook posting.
He also reiterated the need to focus on cooperation and inclusivity.
“Well, it’s 2019, (so) let’s get it right now. Let’s politicise less. Let’s popularise (negative issues) less over social media. Let’s make better decisions. Let’s cooperate and accept each other’s space and duty. Let’s serve the people and deliver the best for our country.”