The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar visited the Ansari restaurant and dined with the members of the public. Pix courtesy of NST reader.

MUAR: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today entered a crowded eatery here and gave all the patrons of Restoran Ansari a treat.

With a white sash on his songkok, the Sultan waived formalities aside and ate with the rakyat.

Without any frills or fuss and in the absence of any protocol, Sultan Ibrahim ordered his food and sat down to dine with his subjects, as seen on the ruler's Facebook page.

The post, uploaded at 8am, already had 3,204 shares and 31,091 likes at the time of writing.

The Sultan not only treated the diners, but also paid the proprietor of the eatery to deliver free food to everyone for the rest of the day.

Facebook user Azira Fadzil lauded the gracious gesture of the Sultan.

Azira said although she was not a Johorean, she was a big fan of the Johor royal family.

"I feel so proud that the state has a ruler like Sultan Ibrahim, and hope that when I am in Johor next month, I can bump into Tuanku," she wrote.

Another user, Fazidah Husin hailed the Sultan as the best in the country.

"Tuanku's action and character alone makes me want to be a Johorean, as the ruler clearly has the rakyat in his heart. I pray for the Sultan and the Permaisuri Johor to have good health," Fazidah said.

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