Berita rasmi dari Bernama: Sat, January 23, 2010 01:51 AM
The Sultan of Johor is Dead
JOHOR BAHARU, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail, 77, died at the Puteri Specialist Hospital at 7.15pm after being admitted Friday night following an illness.
Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman in announcing the Sultan's demise said that his remains would be buried at the Bukit Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum at 2pm on Saturday.
"The Sultan of Johor was very much respected and loved," he said when reading the statement to announce the death of the Sultan at Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim, here Friday night.
He said the proclamation of the new Sultan of Johor would be made Saturday at Istana Besar before the funeral.
Earlier on Friday, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar was appointed the Regent of Johor in a ceremony at the Istana Besar.
DYMM Sultan Johor Tuanku Sultan Iskandar Al Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Al Khalidi mangkat jam 7.08 malam hari ini (7.08pm today according to unofficial report). Baginda berusia 77 tahun. (Read here)
Baginda, telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Pakar Puteri Johor Bahru hari ini dan ekoran itu Jemaah Majlis Diraja Johor telah bersetuju melantik Duli Yang Amat Mulia, Tunku Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Sultan Iskandar, Tengku Mahkota Johor sebagai Pemangku Raja. (read here )
Semoga Allah SWT. mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh Baginda.