Posted by Rafiq A. Tschannen
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin today stated his willingness to meet the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim to apologise and explain to the ruler his statement through Twitter on the bid for the WWW 1 vehicle registration number.
Mohammad Nizar said he would be sending an official letter seeking an audience with the Johor Sultan soon to enable him to explain the real situation, so as to end the controversy over the matter.
“After the Johor Sultan said that it would be good for me to apologise to the people of Johor, today I wish to state with sincerity that I want so much to apologise to the Sultan himself.
“My tweet was a personal and general opinion from an ordinary citizen without directing it to any quarters…this needs to be clarified to the Johor Sultan so that there will be no more speculation and misunderstanding on the matter,” he told reporters at the parliament lobby, here, today.
Mohammad Nizar, who is also Perak PAS deputy commissioner is being investigated under the Sedition Act following his remark on Twitter on the Johor Sultan’s succcesful bid for the vehicle plate number WWW 1 at RM520,000.
Following this, Mohammad Nizar tweeted that such a big sum of money should be used to help the Malays and the poor in Johor to buy houses. — BERNAMA
Read more: Mohd Nizar willing to apologise to Johor Sultan – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/mohd-nizar-willing-to-apologise-to-johor-sultan-1.93652#ixzz1xZGCHMSS
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Well, so His Highness the Sultan paid US$ 163000 for a number plate. Money wasted? Not really, after all the money was paid to the Government and the Government, as we all know, will make good use of the money. The money is not ‘gambled away’. Therefore, ok Mohammad Nizar, go and apologize…