PETALING JAYA: Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (pix) meant it as a joke, Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos said of the Johor prince’s video showing men in red shirts doing silat moves.
Jamal said the Tunku Mahkota Johor (TMJ) has a heart for the people and the video was just for laughs.
“To me TMJ was only joking. As a king who else would he joke with but with the people.
“TMJ is a person with the people’s heart.
“Thank you your highness for responding with a silat demonstration,” Jamal wrote on his Facebook.
Jamal wrote, among others, Bagi saya TMJ saja bergurau, sebagai seorang raja dengan siapa lagi baginda mahu bergurau sudah pasti dengan rakyat. TMJ seorang yang berjiwa rakyat. Terima Kasih kepada baginda kerana respon dengan persembahan silat.
On Sunday, Tunku Ismail uploaded a video on his Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page which featured men in red shirts performing a public demonstration of silat moves.
The camera then pans to Tunku Ismail raising his right arm and firing several shots from a handgun before turning to the camera and walking off.
Tunku Ismail said: “I am on the side of the Bangsa Johor where it symbolises unity, as unity is the solution for this nation moving forward, not violence and hatred.
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Violence and hatred are not going to make this nation a better place. Stay positive. Lots of love,” he said.
The Red Shirt movement of Jamal, who is Sungei Besar Umno chief, has been famous for carrying out silat performances at events organised by election watchdog Bersih.