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Al-Mutawakkil Alallah (The Leaner on God)
Yang di-Pertuan Agong VIII
Sultan of Johor
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Reign 26 April 1984 - 25 April 1989
Installation 15 November 1984
Predecessor Ahmad Shah of Pahang
Successor Azlan Shah of Perak
Sultan of Johor
Reign 11 May 1981 - 22 January 2010
Predecessor Ismail of Johor
Successor Ibrahim Ismail of Johor
Born (1932-04-08)8 April 1932
Istana Semayam, Johor Bahru, Johor, Unfederated Malay States, British Malaya
Died 22 January 2010(2010-01-22) (aged 77)
Puteri Specialist Hospital, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Burial 23 January 2010
Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Josephine Ruby Trevorrown (Khalsom binti Abdullah)
(m. 1956; div. 1962)

Sultanah Zanariah
(m. 1961; his death 2010)
Issue Tunku Kamariah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
Tunku Zabedah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
Tunku Ibrahim Ismail
Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
Tunku Mariam Zaharah
Tunku Norani Fatimah
Tunku Maimunah Ismailiah
Tunku Abdul Majid
Tunku Muna Najiah
Tunku Aminah Kalsum Masera Marian Zahira Iskandariah
Full name
Tunku Mahmud Iskandar ibni Tunku Ismail
Regnal name
Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail
House House of Temenggong
Father Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Al-Masyhur
Mother Sultanah Ungku Tun Aminah Binti Ungku Ahmad
Religion Sunni Islam

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. In the 1960's he won the first Johor Grand Prix. 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. 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.

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

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