TMJ sarcastically mocks Dr M’s children over Rome Statute

TMJ sarcastically mocks Dr M’s children over Rome Statute

By: K Pragalath

PUCHONG: Johor Royal Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim took a sarcastic shot at Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s children in his ongoing tiff with the latter.

Putrajaya signed the statute last month but Prime Minister Dr Mahathir announced that Malaysia would pull out of the international treaty as there were quarters influencing the royalties against the treaty.


In a Twitter post, he who is better known by his moniker TMJ, hoped that God will preserve the religion, race and this nation.

Screen capture of TMJ’s Twitter message


The post, written in Malay, was reproduced with a post from a Twitter user, @SinarTakbirAlam who pointed out that the people did not request for a Rome Statute when they voted in Pakatan Harapan to power.

“Is it a billionaire family’s planning?” the user quipped.

The quip was attached with screen capture of reports that highlighted social activist Marina Mahathir and Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir with headlines that supportive of the Rome Statute.

TMJ has been in the forefront of the royalties in opposing Malaysia being a signatory to the Rome Statute.

These are among the thorny issues affecting Johor – Putrajaya ties. The other issue centred on the appointment of the Johor Menteri Besar after its incumbent, Osman Sapian, quit.

Meanwhile in his latest tweet, he screen captured clauses of the Johor state constitution that empowers the sultan to appoint the Menteri Besar.

Clause 3(1) of the state constitution states that the Johor ruler is required to appoint a Menteri Bessar who is qualified using the ruler’s credential letter which has a royal stamp on it.

The clauses was also posted on his Facebook.

Dr Mahathir recently stated it is the jurisdiction of the largest party in power whereas Johor ruler insisted that it was upto him to decide.

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