Tuesday, June 16, 2009

PM Najib Must Not Cover Up A Case Against Kelantan Prince That Had Tarnished Malaysian Image Internationally - No One is Above the Law

So much has been talked about a case involving Tengku Temenggong Tengku Mohammad Fakhry, the prince of northern Kelantan state with his teenage wife Manohara Odelia Pinot, 17 years old.

"The beauty"

Has she been forced to smile infront of the camera as alleged ?

Manohara met Tengku Fakhry in December 2006 at a dinner held by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The prince fell in love with Manohara and told the 15-year-old Manohara that he wanted to have a serious relationship with her. Given his courteous manner of address and noble background, Daisy Fajarina assented to the courtship. Despite some problems such as the absence of wali nikah (legal witness) and no legal letter from the Indonesian Embassy, Tengku Fakhry married 16-year-old Manohara in Malaysia on 26 August 2008.

Manohara gained widespread attention from the Indonesian media in mid April 2009 when her mother, Daisy Fajarina, alleged that Tengku Fakhry,abducted Manohara. The "abduction" saga ended on until Sunday, 31 May 2009 (While most of us Dayak prepared to celebrate Gawai Dayak) when Manohara escaped Kelantan Sultan’s authority in Singapore and returned to Indonesia with her mother. When talking to the Press in Jakarta, Manohara said that prior to escape the "abduction", she and Kelantan royal family were in Singapore to accompany Sultan of Kelantan as he sought medical treatment there. It was during this time that she had the opportunity to contact her mother Daisy Fajarina and told her that she was in Singapore. After knowing that her daughter was in Singapore she then flew there to meet her in the hotel where Manohara and Kelantanese royal family was staying. Manohara informed the press on how she escaped from the hotel, her ordeal in avoided Kelantan bodyguards that attempted to stop her on 3rd floor of the hotel. In distress, Manohara pressed the elevator emergency button to attract the attention of hotel security and the local authorities. Noticing the presence of CCTV camera in the elevator and the hotel corridor, Kelantan bodyguards withheld the use of force while in the evelvator. Manohara tried to contact the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore for help, but was failed to speak to anyone because there were no Indonesian embassy officials present on a Sunday. As her father is a US citizen, she then contacted the US Embassy and was successful in getting their immediate assistance. Her mother was managed to find her daughter on the third floor of the hotel. Under diplomatic protection, Manohara reached Changi Airport and finally succeeded in returning to Indonesia with her mother.

At a TV press conference on the 31 of May 2009, Manohara confirmed her mother’s allegations that her husband, Tengku Fakhry, had abused her both emotionally and physically. Please see the photos of Manohara injuries done by her "husband" as alleged by her and showed to the press.

The Injury! "Inhumane treatment by the prince toward his wife"

The Injury!

Her letter to her Prince husband!
Manohara informed the press that she would not return to Kelantan, also expressing her willingness to file for divorce from Tengku Fakhry. Manohara was only 16 at the time of her wedding and her American father, Reiner Pinot Noack, was said to have disapproved of the marriage.

"The people Princess"

"Loving Couple?"
The seemingly blissful life of a Malaysian princess soon became a living hell, Manohara said, as she was constantly guarded and spent most of her time in her bedroom in the palace.

"The Beauty and the Beast!"

Kelantan sultanate has a private jet ?
The teenager whose fairy-tale wedding impressed the Indonesian public said she would be tortured if she did not appear to be happy when she attended social functions with Fakhry

"Forcing herself smile infront of the camera ?

"KJ looking attractively at Manohara?"

"Manohara social life before her marriage to Kelantan's Prince"

Prior to her marriage to Kelantan Prince......Very social Life

"The people Princess"

This saga has recieved a lot of attention from the Indonesians. Some of them even suggested that they should retaliated as they believed that Malaysian government was covering the case and did not take any action against the prince.

"Cinderella Princess!"
PM Najib and Datuk Hishamuddin the Internal Affairs Minister must take serious action to ease the grievances of the Indonesian. Any action to cover-up the case in order to protect the prince from prosecution should be avoided, as such action can affect the bilateral ties between the two nations. If we study about World War one (WWI) in 1914 until 1917 which killed more than 14 millions people, both armies and civilians , you will find that it was triggered by the assassination of the royal, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Even though WWI was a global war, but at the beginning it was a war between Germany and Belgium. This case which involved the royal family, a Kelantan’s Prince, should be handled carefully and intelligently by Malaysian Government. There should not be anyone above the law. If the investigation found that there is a Case against the prince in black and white , the government should surrender him to the rightful authorities, be it the Indonesian or US government (Probably the USA government will take up the case as Manohara father is a US Citizen). Being the Malaysian Citizen, we would like to urge the Malaysian government especially PM Najib, Datuk Hishamuddin and the police, NOT TO COVER-UP the case as it could jeopardized our country image internationally and our relationship with our neighboring Indonesian !
Mupok aku
"Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban"

Comments :

Anonymous said...

Being a member of royal family one must be able to show good examples to the people and to protect the people. But if the royal behave in contrast, why do we need royal?
Lately our sultans always involved themselves in politic. As a royal they should be remained neutral. Neutral in their actions, what they said and also in their hearts.
I pay taxes everymonth and year and I am believe that part of it has been used to pay the sultan allowances...
As for this Kelantan prince saga, PM Najib must take appropriate action so as not to jeorpardised our bilateral relation with Indonesia. Wrong is wrong and must be dealt accordingly under the law.

Thank You
Sarawak in KL

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