The Sultan of Johor, Johor Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail passed away at 7.15pm yesterday (Friday, Jan 22)).
He was 77.
His eldest son, the Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ibrahim Ismail has been proclaimed as the Sultan of Johor.
Prayers for the Sultan of Johor Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail who has been taken ill.
The Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, has just been appointed the Regent of Johor.
Bernama has the latest here:
The Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, was appointed the Regent of Johor after his father, Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, the Sultan of Johor, was admitted to the hospital here Friday after an illness.
The Head of the Johor Council of the Royal Court, Tunku Osman Tunku Temenggong Ahmad, announced that Sultan Iskandar had been admitted to the Puteri Specialists Hospital, here.
"The Council of the Royal Court hereby decided under Clause 9(1)(b) and 9(2) First Section of the Johor State Constitution 1895, after receiving the medical report from three medical specialists, to appoint Duli Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni Sultan Iskandar, Tunku Mahkota Johor as the Regent today to carry out the duty of the Ruler during the illness of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Iskandar," he announced at the Istana Besar Johor Baharu, here Friday.
Tunku Osman also asked the people to pray for the recovery of the Ruler.
The event was attended by the State Executive Councillors.
For the eldest son of the Sultan of Johor, this is not the first time that he is appointed the Regent.
The first time he was appointed to the post was on April 25, 1984 when Sultan Iskandar was appointed the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, 51, was installed as the Tunku Mahkota of Johor on July 3, 1981 at the age of 22.
Tunku Ibrahim is married to Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah and they have five sons and two daughters.