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Bring it on, gestures Johor crown prince

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It appears that words are not necessary for Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim to put across his view.

In a video uploaded on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page this evening, the prince, clad in a black pullover and shorts, is shown gesturing with a smirk what could be interpreted as "bring it on" while lounging on a chair.

The 17-second clip starts and ends with the Johor football team emblem and the roar of a tiger.

Tunku Ismail is the president of the Johor football association.  

 

Though the clip had no title or caption, it comes hot on the heels of minister Nazri Abdul Aziz's warning to the prince this morning not to meddle in politics or risk being " whacked ".

Without mincing words, Nazri said the prince ran the risk of being castigated and losing respect, should the government respond.

The culture and tourism minister was commenting on Tunku Ismail's Facebook viral post on June 6, which mocked Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for not turning up at the 'Nothing to Hide' dialogue session.

The prince's latest Facebook post is also swiftly garnering shares and likes.

'Ministers now disrespectful'

Below are some of the comments made by Facebook users with regard to the post, most of them linking the clip to Nazri's remarks.

Ashhabu Rayati Suud: Senyum lebar tgok video ni, kerajaan nk belasah kerabat johor, ingt kami anak johor batang pisang.

(I am smiling while watching this video. The government wants to whack a member of the Johor royalty. What, does the government think, we Johoreans will only sit and watch?)

Nasrulhadi Noh: Setengah Menteri sekarang dah tiada rasa hormat dgn Kerabat di Raja. Mintak Tunku halau jek menteri mcm ni dari masuk ke Johor dengan Ahmad Maslan sekali.

(Some ministers have no respect for the royalty. The prince should just chase out ministers like this from entering Johor, and this includes Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan, too)

Amy Kurylenko: Cpt nazri jwb la.. Aku nk tgk ko kne basuh ni..

(Hurry up Nazri, answer this (challenge). I want to see you getting whacked)

Nazri: Prince didn't say who he is challenging

Meanwhile Nazri did not want to comment on the video as the prince did not state to whom the "challenge" was directed at.

"If the prince wants to say something, he should issue a statement," he told Malaysiakini .

Commenting on the backlash he received for telling the prince not to get involved in politics, Nazri said he was defending the royal institution.

"Let's talk about individuals and institution. I am here not to criticise the institution as it is part and parcel of my culture.

"As my opinion does not represent everyone in Umno, his opinion does not represent all the royals. So I didn't criticise him. I am merely engaging him for his opinion.

"He must remember that he is still under the law," he said.

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