Sultan of Kelantan files divorce application


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010

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KOTA BARU: The Sultan of Ke­­lantan Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Sultan Yahya Petra filed an application to divorce his second wife Elia Suhana Ahmad at the Syariah High Court here yesterday.

“At the instruction of His Royal Highness, we filed an application for cerai talak tiga (irrevocable divorce) at the Syariah High Court at 3.30pm,” said his counsel Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar when contacted.

He said that on Feb 12, the Sultan had pronounced his divorce of Suhana in front of several witnesses.

The court will hear his application on March 21.

Meanwhile, the Raja Perem­puan of Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid, still faces a contempt of court action for violating a Feb 4 Syariah Court order requiring her to allow Elie Suhana to visit her husband, the Sultan, then in Singapore undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.

The court had allowed Elie, 31, two days a week visiting rights, but she was restrained by Tengku Anis and two of her bodyguards.

Tengku Anis filed an objection at the Syariah High Court after she was cited for contempt.

The contempt proceedings were fixed for March 7 but neither Tengku Anis nor the two guards turned up. The court has fixed April 4 for re-mention of the contempt proceedings.

On March 4, the Sultan of Kelantan returned home having spent nearly 10 months at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, after suffering a heart attack on May 14 last year.


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