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  • Penang to give Karpal official send-off

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  • Karpal to be given send-off with state honours
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    After a lifetime of service to the country, the Penang government will acknowledge Karpal Singh's contributions by giving him a funeral with state honours. The Penang flag will be flown at half-mast until his funeral on Sunday. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the flag would also drape Karpal's casket. "We can't accord a state funeral as... …

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.



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.



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.



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