Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has received a royal lashing from Johor Crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim for not attending the dialogue session dubbed 'Nothing to Hide' this morning.
"How can you have a dialogue called 'Nothing2Hide' featuring a person who has everything to hide?
"Obviously he won't show up," read the bi-lingual post on the Johor football team's Facebook page.
Tunku Ismail is the Johor Football Association president, and regularly posts his views on this Facebook page.
Najib was scheduled to attend the dialogue at PWTC this morning but withdrew at the eleventh hour because the police had cancelled the event due to security concerns.
Tunku Ismail's post also suggested that the prime minister could have lost the confidence of the people.
"For those who have been entrusted with the responsibility, do not blame the people for losing confidence and trust in you, but think of why they no longer have the confidence and trust in you," he said.
In an interesting twist, the scathing post was removed from the Facebook page for at least an hour without any explanation, and this sparked off various speculations.
However, the post was re-uploaded at about 7pm.
Bagaimana boleh diadakan suatu forum bertajuk "Nothing2Hide" dengan mengetengahkan seorang yang ingin menyembunyikan...
The crown prince is known to be straight shooter, and had taken swipes at Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) in the past.
Najib has come under fire from former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, primarily over the handling of the 1MDB debacle.
Mahathir had questioned how the Finance Ministry-owned company could have racked up RM42 billion in debt within just five years of operations.
He also took Najib to task for failing to shed details on the funds redeemed from 1MDB's account in the Cayman Islands.
Mahathir was present at the dialogue this morning.