‘Sultan’ wants finery verified

  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 May 2006

THE man claiming to be the 44th Sultan of Malacca has sent his heirloom which include a keris, a jewel-encrusted tiara with the star and crescent insignia and a necklace to the National Museum for authentication. 

Raja Noor Jan Shah Raja Tuah, 44, took the finery to the museum's deputy director-general Paiman Keromo on Wednesday. 

However, the property developer was advised by Paiman to officially present his case to a special committee. 

“I have been told to make an official application and will do it as soon as possible so that the items can be analysed for authenticity.  

“The authorities can check their age and also the meanings of letterings found on the keris,” Raja Noor Jan was quoted as saying in Kosmo

He was responding to a challenge by historian Prof Khoo Kay Kim to have his “royal regalia” authenticated by the National Museum. 

Last year, Raja Noor Jan staked his claim to the Malaccan Sultanate's throne, which is no longer in existence.  

Calling himself “Sultan Ahmad Shah,” he claimed to be a descendant of the sultanate's last-known ruler, Sultan Mahmud Shah (1488-1511). 

Harian Metro, meanwhile, highlighted the activity of a clinic in Klang which allegedly sold psychotropic drugs to school children. 

According to the tabloid, the clinic was selling pills with street names like “Up John” and “Apo Blue.”  

The report said the clinic, which sold the drugs over the counter, had become a favourite haunt of school children and youngsters, especially at the end of the morning school session.  

Following complaints, several officers from the Health Ministry's Pharmaceutical Services Enforcement Division visited the clinic disguised as potential buyers. 

They managed to buy 10 “Apo Blue” pills off the counter at RM3.50 each. 

Soon after, the officers raided the clinic and questioned two women manning the counter. 

The doctor who was in the clinic earlier had left by then.  

The enforcement officers seized 1,090 Xanapam, 330 Duromine, 33 Stilnox and 1,650 Apo-Zopiclone pills. 

The clinic was believed to have also sold medical certificates for RM15 each.  

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