Iskandar of Johor

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Iskandar of Johor,Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail (April 8, 1932 - January 22, 2010) was the sultan of the southern Malay state of Johor. He had held this position since 1981.[1][2] In the 1960's he won the first Johor Grand Prix.[2] In 1977 he shot and killed a man he thought was a smuggler. Iskandar was going to go to prison for six months, but his father gave him a royal pardon.[3] He also caused trouble in 1993, when he assaulted a hockey coach who had not followed his son's instructions. This led to a change in Malayasian law that means in future, sultans would have to obey the laws.[3]

Tengku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, his eldest son, was appointed to be the new sultan.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sultan of Johor dies". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "JohorBuzz". www1.nst.com.my. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sultan of Johor Dies at 77". online.wsj.com. Retrieved 7 January 2011.