Johor Sikhs show support to Malaysian state royalty


| Johor Bahru, Malaysia | Asia Samachar | 17 June 2015 | 

Manjeet Singh addressing the crowd yesterday. - PHOTO COURTESY OF MANJEET/ASIA SAMACHAR
Manjeet Singh addressing the crowd yesterday. – PHOTO COURTESY OF MANJEET/ASIA SAMACHAR

Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru committee members had yesterday joined a multiracial crowd to show their support for the Johor royal family in light of the ongoing spat between the the state’s crown prince and a Federal government minister.

The Sikh team was led by GS Johor Bahru committee president Manjeet Singh.

“Represented Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru for and on behalf the Sikh community to express our support and loyalty to His Majesty DYMM Sultan of Johor, Raja Permaisuri, Tengku Mahkota Johor and the Royal Family of the Johor Sultanate with other NGOs at Istana Besar Johor,” he said on his personal Facebook page.

In a report in The Star yesterday, Manjeet Singh said the Sikh community wanted  Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz to issue an open apology to Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

“It is even stated in our Rukun Negara that we have to be loyal to the Sultans. He should be more respectful,” he was quoted as saying.

In May, Johor Sultan had visited the Johor Bahru gurdwara where he presented a donation of RM200,000.


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