KUANTAN, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah
Sultan Ahmad Shah, who is now undergoing medical treatment at a hospital in
Seoul, had merely enquired as to who was the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader
caught for committing khalwat (close proximity) here, according to a reliable
He said the Tengku Mahkota never interfered in the khalwat case involving
the PKR leader.
The source said on the night of Feb 25 (Saturday), Tengku Abdullah, who was
in Kuala Lumpur before leaving for Seoul, had just asked who was the PKR leader.
He had merely SMSed his officer to find out who the PKR leader was, the
source said when contacted by Bernama here today.
According to the source, the officer contacted PKR''s Pahang Liaison
Committee chairman Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman to enquire on the matter before
forwarding the information to the Tengku Mahkota.
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Yesterday, Dr Badrulamin Bahron, the communications director in the Selangor
Menteri Besar''s office, had alleged that he was informed that the Tengku Mahkota
of Pahang had interfered in the case.
He said the case received the attention of the Tengku Mahkota whom he
(Badrulamin) alleged knew him personally.
"Today, the Tengku instructed his senior officer to meet me to hear my
version on the incident and discuss it with my lawyer.
"The impression given is that there was a high possibility that the Tengku
Mahkota would interfere in the case to stop the dirty work of Umno," a news
portal had attributed Badrulamin as saying when speaking at a ceramah (political
rally) in Seremban yesterday.
The Pahang Islamic Affairs Department (JAIP) on Saturday had reported
nabbing a PKR leader and a married woman for khalwat at a hotel in Kuantan.
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The source added that the allegation that the Tengku Mahkota had instructed
an aide to meet Dr Badrulamin was completely not true.
The Tengku Mahkota is scheduled to return to Malaysia on March 6.
MS CHW HA