Woman and nephew held over fake ‘royal’ interstate travel permits

KUALA LUMPUR: A man and a woman were detained for being in possession of fake “royal” interstate travel permits.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the two were detained in front of a fast food restaurant at Jalan P. Ramlee at about 10.30pm on Monday.

“The suspects, who were walking, were initially stopped as they were behaving suspiciously.

“Upon inspection, we discovered three interstate travel letters which used the Istana Negara letterhead.

“The letter supposedly explained that interstate travel for the suspects was permitted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, ” he said when contacted yesterday.

The 27-year-old man and 47-year-old woman had been remanded.

“The woman has a criminal record. We will investigate the matter further, ” said ACP Mohamad Zainal.

The letter addressed the female suspect as a “Datuk” but police believed it was fake as well.

“The male suspect is the woman’s nephew and assistant, ” he said.

ACP Mohamad Zainal advised the public to obtain permission for interstate travel from the police.

He also urged those who have information on forged or fake interstate travel permits to contact the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.

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