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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Special allowance for Kelantan’s Sultan Ismail and consort while Kelantan Sultan strips his younger brother of royal title

KOTA BARU: A special sitting of the Kelantan State Assembly today approved amendments to two enactments to provide a special allowance for Sultan Ismail Petra Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra and his consort following the proclamation of their eldest son, Sultan Muhammad V, as the new sultan.

The Royal Family Allowances Enactment (Amendment No.2) 2010 and the Royal Allocation for the Raja Perempuan of Kelantan (Amendment) 2010 were unanimously approved with the agreement of all the assemblymen, including the six opposition members.

Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat tabled the proposal for the amendments, and was seconded by Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob.

Nik Aziz said the amendments enabled Sultan Ismail Petra and the Raja Perempuan of Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid, to receive the special allowance following the proclamation of their eldest son, Sultan Muhammad V, as the new sultan on Sept 13.

State Assembly Speaker Datuk Mohd Nassuruddin Daud announced the approval of the amendments after it was agreed to by all the assembly members.

Earlier, the assembly extended its congratulations to Sultan Muhammad V on his proclamation as the new sultan.

Ahmad, when winding up debate, said the state government expressed its undivided loyalty to the sultan and wished for Kelantan to be blessed under his rule.

The assembly also recorded its condolences over the death Galas assemblyman, Che Hashim Sulaima, 46, of PAS, from colon cancer three days ago.

All the assembly members observed a moment's silence and recited the "al-fatihah".

Opposition Leader Datuk Mohd Alwi Che Ahmad, when approached, said all the six opposition assemblymen supported the amendments because they had adhered to the constitutional requirements.

"There is no reason not to support what is for the good, and it is hoped that Kelantan will be blessed under the rule of Tuanku," he said.

The state assembly adjourned to Nov 1.

In another development, the newly proclaimed Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V has stripped his youngest brother Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra of his royal title “Tengku Temenggong” with immediate effect.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry was also stripped of his two royal awards bestowed on him by the previous sultan and his father, Tuanku Ismail Petra.

Notice on the removal of the royal title and awards was served on Tengku Fakhry by a member of the state secretariat to an employee of Istana Mahkota in Kubang Kerian around 10am Thursday.

State Secretary Datuk Seri Mohd Aiseri Alias when announcing the matter yesterday said Tengku Muhammad Fakhry had been notified about the revocation of his title earlier through a letter.

He said the Sultan’s had his own reasons for revoking his youngest brother’s royal title and for withdrawing his royal awards.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry has been embroiled in long-standing bitter rivalry with is eldest brother Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra when the latter was the Kelantan Regeant.

Tengku Muhammad Faris was proclaimed the new Sultan of Kelantan by the State Royal Succession Council on Sept 13 and has assumed the name Sultan Muhammad V.

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