Saturday, August 27, 2022

Kelantan palace denies ban on chief justice and husband

Kelantan palace denies ban on chief justice and husband

A palace spokesman, denying a ban on Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, said legal action might be taken against an online portal.

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan palace has denied claims made by an online portal alleging that Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and her husband have been banned by the royal house.

The comptroller of the Kelantan royal household, Nik Mohd Shafriman Nik Hassan said today that the statement made by the portal was baseless and untrue.

“There has never been such a ban issued by the Kelantan palace as alleged. The Kelantan palace takes such slanderous statements seriously and urges all media practitioners to refer to the palace beforehand regarding the veracity of any news before publishing, to avoid causing public confusion,” he said in a statement today.

Nik Mohd Shafriman said the palace will consider taking legal action against the portal if such slander continues.

Tengku Maimun presided over the Federal Court panel that upheld the conviction of former prime minister Najib Razak on corruption and money laundering charges, and the sentence of 12 years’ jail and a fine of RM210 million.

1 comment:

  1. If the report is untrue, the portal can be charged under some multi media law.

    The police should not hesitate to investigate this purported falsehood as it besmirches the kelantan royal house and has the potential to cause some constitutional crisis.