Businessman charged with using royal title without permission

Tengku Iskandar

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PETALING JAYA — April 20, 2017: A businessman today pleaded not guilty to two counts of using a Kelantan royalty title and emblem of Kerabat Diraja Long Yunus without permission.

Tengku Iskandar Tengku Ahmad, 71, was charged before sessions judge Mohd. Kamil Nizam of using the title yang maha mulia without the consent of the Sultan of Kelantan on a letter of attorney dated August 31, 2014, which  he signed using the name Yang Maha Mulia Tengku Iskandar Tengku Ahmad Panglima Raja.

The offence was allegedly committed in Damansara Utama.

On the second count, he was charged with acting on behalf of Kerabat Diraja Long Yunus by signing a letter of attorney with the letterhead Pertubuhan Kerabat Diraja Long Yunus as a document to allow his driver to handle his car at the same time and place.

Deputy public prosecutor  Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud offered bail of RM5,000 with one surety but lawyer Datuk Joshua Sambanthan for Tengku Iskandar said his client had ties with the Kelantan royalty and was involved in charity.

Sambanthan also requested the court to stop the media from covering the case so as not to affect the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V,  who is also the Kelantan Sultan, this Monday.

The court dismissed the request and fixed bail at RM4,000 in one surety. It also fixed July 24 for mention. — Bernama



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