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Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz says he is merely voicing out the people’s sentiments and what set him apart from the Johor Crown Prince is that he is elected by his constituents. — TRP pic by Mokhsin Zamani
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16, 2015:
The Federal Minister in caught in the centre of a Royal row welcomed police investigations, following numerous reports lodged against him over his remarks which allegedly criticised Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.
“Police reports over my statement have been lodged and they are responsible for conducting an investigation. That is their job,” Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said.
“All investigations against me will also be taken to the prosecutor and we will see if there is enough evidence to prosecute me. For now, police have yet to call me to take my statement on the matter,” he was quoted by Bernama.
The Padang Rengas MP also said he was merely voicing out the people’s sentiments and what set him apart from the Johor Crown Prince was that he was elected by his constituents.
“The difference between us is that I was elected by the people. If I do not carry out my duties, then the rakyat will punish me in due time.
“I have to face the people’s court every five years, but God willing, I have been judged five times and I won,” he reportedly said today.
According to a report by English daily The Star, Mohamed Nazri said in voicing out the people’s sentiments, he was doing just what Tunku Ismail did as the leader of his rakyat.
The ongoing spat between Mohamed Nazri and the Johor Crown Prince sparked off after Tunku Ismail questioned the Prime Minister’s actions for not attending a dialogue with non-governmental organisations (NGO).
This led to the minister telling Tunku Ismail to stay out of politics or risk getting “whacked” verbally.
Via a Facebook posting, Tunku Ismail then reminded the minister he was “not a God from the heavens”, to which Mohamed Nazri verbally fought back by telling the Crown Prince that he never claimed to be God.