KUALA LUMPUR: The Kelantan Palace has condemned the dissemination of private pictures and inappropriate postings about His Royal Highness Sultan Muhammad V on social media.
Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Nik Mohd Shafriman Nik Hassan, in a statement today, said the Palace decided to “deviate from the norm and respond to untrue and defamatory statements circulating on social media” that have caused confusion among the rakyat.
“The Kelantan Palace strongly denies all comments that are untrue and defamatory posted along with the pictures.
“The Palace would like to urge the rakyat not to be swayed by the dissemination of false and untrue information on social media. Only official statements from the Kelantan Palace and HRH Sultan Muhammad V’s lawyers can be considered as accurate information and should be used as point of reference for the rakyat and media practitioners.” He said lies told on social media had defamed the Kelantan Sultanate and the Kelantan royal family.
“His Royal Highness Sultan Muhammad V as the Kelantan ruler should not be associated with slander and the subject of lies on social media.
“His Royal Highness Sultan of Kelantan also expresses his regret over the personal choices made in his private life that have caused confusion among the rakyat, leading to dissension on social media when fuelled by unreliable hearsay.
“His Royal Highness hopes that the people would spare their time to pray for the health and well-being of His Royal Highness’ ailing father, His Royal Highness Sultan Ismail Petra, whom he loves dearly.
“May Allah bless the people of Kelantan and Malaysia.”
Over the past few days, former Russian beauty pageant contestant Rihana Oksana Voevodina, has been sharing details about her alleged meeting with the Kelantan Sultan on her Instagram account.