Private Adam’s family apologises to Johor royalty

Adam Jaafar was the soldier who ran amok in Chow Kit while armed with an assault rifle on Oct 17, 1987

(Berita Daily) – The family of Private Adam Jaafar has apologised to the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, and the Johor royal family, for making them a subject of slander and ridicule over the past 30 years.

Adam was the soldier who ran amok in Chow Kit while armed with an assault rifle on Oct 17, 1987.

His rampage was allegedly an act of revenge for the death of his younger brother at the hands of the then Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail of Johor.

However, Adam’s sister, Hawa Jaafar, 53, today said:

“I want to represent my family in apologising to the TMJ and the Johor royal family for being a subject of slander over the issue.

“There is no truth to such claims,” she said at her home in Sungai Ara, reported the New Straits Times.

Hawa said they never had any younger brother who worked with the Johor royal family, let alone who was killed by the late Sultan.

“We have been trying to come forward to tell the truth in the past 30 years but we just could not get the truth out.

“People claimed we were paid to cover up our younger brother’s death. There is no such truth.

“We have been living in misery in the past 30 years but today we want the world to know the truth,” she said.

Hawa hoped that her explanation will put to rest slander which had been hurled at the Johor royal family.

Meanwhile, Hawa said the family also wanted a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to be established to determine if their younger sibling actually died after being hit with a golf club by the late Sultan.

“The truth must be out at all course,” she said.