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Comprehensive development plan for Muar

The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has asked the state government to provide a comprehensive development plan for Muar town by maintaining historic buildings and leveraging on Sungai Muar’s tranquillity.

He said Muar Town was rich in history of the state government administration and urban development dating back to the reign of the late Sultan Abu Bakar in 1880s.

Since being declared Bandar Maharani in 1887, he said Muar has become an area of major economic activities and the impact could be seen with many old and historic buildings such as the Sultan Abu Bakar building.

“I often come to Muar for I love the atmosphere of peace and serenity here as well as Sungai Muar’s tranquillity.

“I could feel that Muar has great potential to become a more developed town,” he said at an investiture ceremony in conjunction with his 54th birthday at the Sultan Ibrahim Diamond Jubilee Hall here today.

Present were Sultan Ibrahim’s consort, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah, Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, and the Sultan’s children.

The Sultan urged the state government to preserve Muar’s old and historic buildings, and reminded the people to maintain its cleanliness and not leave it entirely to the municipal council.

Thanking the federal government for its assistance in developing Iskandar Malaysia and Pengerang, he hoped the collaboration with the state government would prevail in enhancing Johor’s economy and the well-being of the people.

“Maybe after this, Muar can become a new growth area by leveraging on Sungai Muar,” he said, adding that this would create more jobs for the people.

Five children of Sultan Ibrahim headed a list of 404 recipients of awards and medals in conjunction with the sultan’s 54th birthday.

Courtesy of New Straits Times,]

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