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TMJ congratulates winners, says Johor's sovereignty must be preserved

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GE14 | Whoever comes to power should not forget that Johor is a sovereign state with its own culture and specific code of conduct, said Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.

In a statement posted on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page, Tunku Ismail congratulated "parties who won the 14th general election", and noted those who serve the state should make safeguarding Johor's sovereignty and harmony as the priority.

"The sovereignty of Johor state and its constitution remains intact. The Teluk Belanga will forever be Johor's baju melayu, only with a new face.

"To my beloved people of Johor and to the new government who will be serving the state of Johor - congratulations to the political parties who have won in the 14th general election.

"My advice to all of you is to never forget that Johor is a sovereign state that has its own culture and specific code of conduct. We who serve the state of Johor are in fact servants of the people," he wrote.

Safeguarding the state's sovereignty and harmony should be the priority as servants of the Sultan of Johor's government, he added.

The prince then urged those elected to have the welfare of the people first, before their personal interests.

"We need to learn from the mistakes the others have made. I'll say it again, never forget the sovereignty of Johor, the Johor state constitution and its welfare. Whatever happens, Johor must always be Johor."

Pakatan Harapan swept to victory in yesterday's 14th general election, ending BN's 61 years' undefeated reign.

The coalition's chairperson and former prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is expected to be sworn in as the 7th prime minister of the country today.

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