KOTA BARU: More than 5,000 people waited for several hours at the Sultan Ismail Petra airport here to welcome Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra Sultan Yahya Petra who returned from Singapore after undergoing treatment.
However, the people, many of whom were holding up banners, were disappointed when the Sultan and his family took another route to Istana Mahkota in Kubang Kerian.
The Sultan and his family boarded a private jet from Singapore and touched down at about 12.30pm.
One of the well-wishers at the airport said he was disappointed that he was unable to greet the Sultan.
“I took the day off but it was a waste of time coming here as I could not see the Sultan,” said the 34-year-old man, who declined to be named.
Almost all the state’s dignitaries, politicians, and exco members were present except Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat who was admitted to Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian on Wednesday for exhaustion.
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