Kelantan Sultan strips his younger brother of royal title

KOTA BARU: The newly proclaimed Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V has stripped his youngest brother Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra of his royal title “Tengku Temenggong” with immediate effect.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry was also stripped of his two royal awards bestowed on him by the previous sultan and his father, Tuanku Ismail Petra.

Notice on the removal of the royal title and awards was served on Tengku Fakhry by a member of the state secretariat to an employee of Istana Mahkota in Kubang Kerian around 10am Thursday.

State Secretary Datuk Seri Mohd Aiseri Alias when announcing the matter yesterday said Tengku Muhammad Fakhry had been notified about the revocation of his title earlier through a letter.

He said the Sultan’s had his own reasons for revoking his youngest brother’s royal title and for withdrawing his royal awards.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry has been embroiled in long-standing bitter rivalry with is eldest brother Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra when the latter was the Kelantan Regeant.

Tengku Muhammad Faris was proclaimed the new Sultan of Kelantan by the State Royal Succession Council on Sept 13 and has assumed the name Sultan Muhammad V.

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