Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sultan of Kelantan . . . .

...may return before March 30

STAR | Saturday February 21, 2010 - PASIR MAS: The Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra Sultan Yahya Petra, who is undergoing treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, is expected to return here before his official birthday on March 30.

Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fahkry said his father was recuperating well after suffering a heart attack in May last year.

“My father will be receiving physiotherapy at his official residence in Istana Mahkota in Kota Baru but this will depend on whether the doctors in Singapore will allow my father to return home.

“My father is doing very well. If everything goes well he should be back here before his birthday celebration.

“I have been made to understand that this year’s birthday celebration will be conducted on a small scale,” he told reporters here yesterday.


... 2nd wife cites Sultanah for contempt of court 

KOTA BARU: The second wife of the Sultan of Kelantan Elia Suliana Ahmad has cited the Sultanah of Kelantan Tengku Anis Tengku Hamid and her two bodyguards for contempt of court for not complying with a Syariah High Court order allowing her rights to visit her ailing husband in Singapore.

Elia Suhana, 31, who was escorted by five bodyguards, was granted a two-day per week visiting right by the Syariah High Court judge Mohd Yusof Daud on Feb 4.

However, she was unsuccessful in her bid to visit her husband despite the court order and was prevented by Tengku Anis and her two bodyguards namely Mohamad Shahriman Zainal Abidin and Zaiton Hussein Marican who were also named as respondents in her affidavit.

Elia Suhana’s counsel Fakrul Azman Abu Hassan, when interviewed outside the chambers of Syariah High Court here, said the court had also ordered the police to assist Elia Suhana to serve the order on the three respondents.

The three respondents were also ordered to present themselves on March 7 to show cause why they refused to abide by the order and why action should not be taken against them.

“As it is, from now on, my client will visit the Sultan of Kelantan with police escort because she yearns to meet her husband whom she has not seen for the past six months,” he told reporters.

He added that his client was prevented by the three respondents from meeting her husband and had often waited in vain at the bottom floor of the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.

Fakrul Azman said the court order would be served to the respondents with the assistance of the police ore left at the respondents’ residence.