Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has consented to the appointment of his eldest son, crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, as regent starting today.
He announced the matter in his opening speech of the second meeting (official opening) of the First Session of the 15th Johor state legislative assembly at the Sultan Ismail Building, Kota Iskandar, in Iskandar Puteri today.
“I have appointed Tunku Mahkota Johor as the regent,” he said. “I want to take a break, thank you, starting today.”
He did not say how long Tunku Ismail would be regent.
The last time Tunku Ismail was appointed as regent of Johor was on Aug 10, 2019.
Last week, Tunku Ismail, the owner of the Johor Darul Ta’zim Football Club, announced that he was stepping back from running the club and handing over its day-to-day affairs to its top management.
In a post on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook on June 9, Tunku Ismail said the decision was due to his other responsibilities and commitments.