JOHOR BAHRU – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and wife, Ho Ching have expressed their deepest condolences to the Johor royal family following the passing of Tunku Laksamana Johor, Tunku Abdul Jalil Sultan Ibrahim, last night.
Through his official Facebook page, Lee also expressed regrets of not being able to attend the wake due to the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) convention today.
“Ho Ching and I are saddened by the passing of His Highness Tunku Abdul Jalil, son of the Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Iskandar and his wife Permaisuri Raja Zarith.
“Tunku Jalil was loved for his compassion, his charitable work, and his passion for the environment and animals.
“I remember Tunku Jalil telling us about his volunteer work at the Singapore Zoo and how he enjoyed his walks in our Singapore Botanic Gardens,” he said, adding that his thoughts were with them (Johor royal family) and the people of Johor during this time of grief.
Lee will be represented by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean, and Home Affairs and Law Minister, K. Shanmugam.
Tunku Abdul Jalil, 25, passed away at 7.11 pm yesterday at Sultanah Aminah Hospital, here, due to cancer. – BERNAMA