JOHOR BARU - Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has advised the state government to carry out a road show to explain the Johor Housing and Real Property Board Enactment to the rakyat.
Palace sources said this was necessary so that the people would fully understand the Bill, which was passed at the state assembly on Monday.
"The advice to the state government was conveyed to Johor Mentri Besar during a meeting with the Johor Ruler here today (yesterday)," said the official, adding that once the rakyat fully understood the Bill, then the state government could present it for the Sultan's consent.
The palace official also rubbished talk that the Johor Ruler was upset and had refused to sign the Bill, saying that he was willing to sign it anytime.
"The Johor Ruler only wants the best for his people and has consented to the amendments to be made to the draft Bill before it is tabled on Monday."
"Before the Ruler gives his final consent on the Bill, Sultan Ibrahim has advised the state government to explain to all his subjects as there has been a lot of negative comments made by various quarters which has confused the rakyat over the past few days," the official said.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, when contacted, rubbished talk that the Johor Ruler had refused to endorse the Bill.
"It will take some time for the document to be ready. We have not presented it to the Johor Ruler yet," he said.
Asked about talk that the Sultan had refused to sign it, Mohamed Khaled said there was "no such thing".