[ε] He succeeded his father Sultan Ismail upon the latter's death on 10 May 1981. The 1992 Gomez incident surrounding the Sultan eventually culminated in the removal of "legal immunity" for members of the royal family. Since his ascension to the throne, Sultan Iskandar fostered particularly close neighbourly ties with Singapore, by developing a personal rapport with top Singaporean leaders. , The Sultan responded to the ban by putting pressure on the state authorities to enforce isolation of the Johor hockey teams from all national tournaments.  However, past critics had also argued that Sultan Iskandar was a person with a turbulent temper. At the press conference on Thursday, Hawa said the family does not know any member of the Johor royal family and pleaded with the media to help tell the real story and to inform the Tunku Mahkota Johor of their apology. He was later convicted of assault, sentenced to a year in prison and fined 2000 ringgit.  Following Gomez's meeting with the Sultan, Gomez sought treatment to his face and stomach. The Sultan of Johor (Tengku Iskandar), was charged with murdering a Chinese man who was said to be a smuggler due to a dispute. He is involved in the 1988 Malaysian constitutional crisis which the then prime minister Mahathir Mohamad used his 1992 Gomez beating incident as a leverage to hijack the Malaysian judiciary system by sacking the then Lord of President of the Federal Court of Malaysia (Now known as Chief Justice of Malaysia), Tun Haji Mohamed Salleh bin Abas in an effort to claim his political success. Hotels and clubs around Johor would hide their young female staff when Johor royals turned up. In 2006, the sultan said that the causeway that connects Johor and Singapore should be removed for shipping. He was also apt in handling motorcycles, reportedly possessing the skills to strip a motorcycle down to its component parts and then reassembling it. , The assault resulted in a public outcry over the event which pressured all levels of the government right up to the top ranks of the federal government to investigate into the matter.  A royal investiture was held shortly after that, in which he donned the traditional suit of the Agong, whereby he was officially installed. See, A History of Johore (1365–1941) (1992), pg 54, Not to be confused with Bendahara Tun Ali (the son of Mani Purindan), the Bendahara of Melaka and the uncle of, Asian RecorderPublished by K. K. Thomas at Recorder Press, 1981, pg 16108.  Sultan Iskandar, nevertheless bore the brunt of the backlash by the numerous references centred towards alleged acts of criminal wrongdoings even though many of the listed acts were committed by other members of the royal family. It allows the prosecution of rulers, and the Sedition Act of 1948 was amended to allow public criticism of rulers, although these changes seem to have had little effect on the ruling families. In these advertisements, the Sultan was addressed by his honorary titles and name: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Al Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, D.K. The event, which was broadcast live throughout the nation on Malaysian Radio (although the television stations abruptly terminated its broadcast halfway), was seen by many observers as an act of confrontation by the Agong to put Musa in his place. 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