From Malaysiakini (extracts):
'I am running in GE15' – Johor prince's social media post
Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar has set tongues wagging when he indicated on social media that he might contest in the next general election.
In an Instagram Story, which has a 24-hour shelf life, the 31-year-old prince, clad in uniform, hinted that he would either contest for the Muar or Mersing parliament seats.
However, it could not be ascertained if the prince was serious about contesting.
According to his post, a survey suggested that 75 percent of respondents wanted him to contest in Muar while 25 percent chose Mersing, reported Sin Chew Daily.
The incumbent Muar MP is Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman whereas Mersing's lawmaker is Umno's Latiff Ahmad.
Tunku Idris' post comes in the wake of Syed Saddiq launching a salvo at his brother, Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who has been at loggerheads with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Interesting. If push comes to shove, I bet it'll be Muar (royal town) rather than Mersing. There'll likely be more support for Tunku Idris Iskandar there.
Besides, the Wee Brat is the Pribumi MP there, wakakaka, and don't the Johor Royals "love" him, wakakaka again.
quite 'jambu' and cute, wakakaka
I wonder what would possibly be the protocol for a royal like Tunku Idris to contest as a politician (a la Tunku Abdul Rahman and Ku Li) and THEN after a while (hypothetically) as a MP for Muar, wakakaka, revert back to being the Tunku Temenggong?
The MKINI report continues with less encouraging comments (extracts):
Some, however, expressed reservations on the grounds that entering the political arena would expose him to slander and mudslinging.
One Instagram user by the name of andrewrazaly said: “If you're going to run, you will have to focus 100 percent and not spend time flying helicopters and racing cars.”
The prince responded: “Wrong, I will still carry on with my hobbies. That's what keeps people sane.”
“And you can focus 100 percent and still fail. I will fly whenever I want because it's not the government’s helicopter,” he added.
Tunku Idris has been CORRECT because Mahathir as PM (in both regimes, as the 4th and 7th PM) drove cars, and in his earlier reign, also flew planes himself.
And Tunku Idris can even be said to be one up because HRH flies his own helicopter, and unlike you-know-who, not the RMAF's Cessna 402.
If you do not believe me that you-know-who flew the air force Cessna 402, you can ask him yourself, wakakaka.
I can even name the Chinese Malaysian officer-pilot who taught him how to fly, wakakaka. Doesn't need a rocket scientist or Einstein to do so as almost everyone in the RMAF (plus their adult family members) knows.