Kelantanese 'royalty' charged with using title without permission

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A businessman who claimed to be a member of the Kelantan royal family has been charged with using a royal title without the permission of the palace at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today.

Tengku Iskandar Tengku Ahmad was said to have committed the offence on August 31, 2014, when he signed a document using the name "Yang Maha Mulia Tengku Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Tengku Ahmad Panglima Raja".

The 71-year-old, who claimed to be a descendant of Long Yunus, a Kelantan king who ruled the state in the 18th century, also used the letterhead of the Pertubuhan Kerabat D'Raja DYMM Long Yunus in the document to allow his driver Chai Kok Leong to handle his Mercedes Benz.

The registration of the Pertubuhan Kerabat D'Raja DYMM Long Yunus, however, was revoked by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on Feb 11, 2011.

Tengku Iskandar claimed trial for both charges under Section 3(1)(a) of the Kelantan Enactment, Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) and Section 48(1) of the Societies Act.

If found guilty for the first charge, Tengku Iskandar can be fined not more than RM1,000 and face five years' imprisonment or a fine not exceeding RM15,000 or both if found guilty for the second charge...

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