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Johor prince Tunku Jalil dies from liver cancer at 25

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Tunku Abdul Jalil Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, fourth child of the Sultan of Johor, died at of liver cancer on Saturday evening at 7.11pm .

He was 25.

Members of the Johor royal family were at his bedside, The Star reported. 

The fourth of six siblings, Tunku Jalil was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer late last year and had undergone a liver transplant in China.

He was the first member of the Johor royal household to serve in the police force after completing his police training in nine months.

Tunku Jalil studied zoology in the UK and had worked as a zoo keeper at the Singapore Zoo for about a year and at the London Zoo for two years.



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Soon after the news broke, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tweeted: "Condolences on the passing of Tunku Abdul Jalil. May his soul be blessed." 

Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah posted a picture of her family with the prince on Instagram with prayers for the prince.



Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Tunku Jalil, who served several months as a police inspector, was a good policeman.

"On behalf of all those in PDRM, I send my condolence to the Tunku Laksamana Johor. May his soul be with those that are righteous,” Khalid said in a text message.

Source: The Star