NUSAJAYA: The Johor government has quashed talk about breaking away from Malaysia following a recent screen capture of an official letter from the Segamat district office calling for the Jalur Gemilang to be replaced with state district flags.
Johor state secretary Datuk Ismail Karim said that the state government and the Federal Government made an agreement to stick together a long time ago.
“It is impossible for the state to simply leave Malaysia and build our own country as it will need to go through a lot of procedures to do so.
“I hope that after this, if there is any issue or even on Johor to be out of Malaysia, please refer to the state government before making any assumptions,” he said.
He told reporters this at Bangunan Dato Jaafar Muhammad here on Tuesday.
On the flag issue, which has since gone viral on social media, Ismail said that district officer Ahmad Ma’in made a mistake as he had misinterpreted the instructions decreed by Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.