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Kelantan prince officially denies hurting Manohara, plans lawsuit

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on June 12, 2009
By Shannon Teoh and Neville Spykerman

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 – Tengku Temenggong Muhammad Fakhry Petra has filed a police report denying allegations that he had abused his wife Manohara Odelia Pinot.

It is the first step he has taken to clear his name since the scandal broke out and according to his lawyer Mohd Haaziq Pillay, civil action against the 17-year-old Indonesian model and her mother Daisy Fajarina is set to follow.

When asked if the Kelantan prince was categorically denying any and all accusations by Manohara and Daisy, he answered, “definitely.”

Haaziq, who accompanied Tengku Muhammad at the Dang Wangi police station this afternoon, told reporters that a civil suit “against the slander” would also be filed “once I have completed the papers” and that it could be “against anyone who has made these accusations.”

He also explained that the report was made in Malaysia and not Indonesia, where Manohara has filed a report claiming abuse by Tengku Muhammad, because the alleged wrongdoing was said to have occurred in Malaysia.

“There is no legal provision to file it in Indonesia,” he said.

While he refused to respond and comment on behalf of the prince, he said that Tengku Muhammad would be making a personal statement himself in the future.

Today’s press conference was scheduled for 3pm but was delayed repeatedly. It is understood that the prince was being interviewed by the police over the alleged abuses which delayed Haaziq from arriving at the press conference until 8pm.

Haaziq refused to make statements on behalf of Tengku Muhammad despite many questions by Indonesia media and the press conference barely lasted 10 minutes.

The issue continues to make headlines in Indonesia and both the public and authorities there have voiced concern over the case.

Manohara escaped from the prince while in Singapore and returned to Indonesia on May 31.

On Tuesday Manohara lodged a police report against the Kelantan prince and seven others for alleged domestic violence and torture.

Her mother has also claimed that local doctors have found cuts on her chest and needle marks on her back.


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  1. sulumits retsambew said, on June 13, 2009 at 2:02 am

    nice posting thank for sharing

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