JOHOR BARU - Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar will donate 60.7ha of his land to build affordable houses here.
In a Facebook post on Friday (Oct 19), Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim said that he would conduct the ground-breaking ceremony for the project next week where about 1,000 units of affordable houses will be built with a starting price of RM70,000 (S$23,200).
He said Sultan Ibrahim also consented to have similar projects for the people on His Majesty's land in every district within the state.
"The Johor royal family's contribution to the people is not something that started last week, but has been in practice since the time of my ancestors in 1885.
"I am merely continuing the legacy of the previous late Sultans of Johor and my father," he added.
Tunku Ismail also said he was tasked by Sultan Ibrahim to work harder in taking care of the state and the people of Johor.
He also visited the Sultanah Aminah Hospital and made a contribution to hospitals in Johor to help cope with any shortcomings faced.
Tunku Ismail said that there were doubts casts over the motives of his actions.
He said there was nothing strange about his actions, and this was his duty and responsibility as the Johor Crown Prince.
"I do these things sincerely for the well-being of my people. I also want to say that I do not have intentions to be enemies with anyone.
"I only want to do my duties and service to Johor, my people and also my family," he said.