Yesterday, we speculated on the reason why there was this sudden rush to bring KDYMM Tuanku Ismail Petra to Singapore.
Today, we are quite glad to find out that our speculation that Attorney-General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, did say something to Raja Perempuan of Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid, in their meeting at Istana Mahkota, Kubang Kerian, on April 23, 2010, is proven right by Attorney-General's own words.
Hereby is attached the news as reported by today's New Straits Times (on its front page!).
It seems like "The Kelantan Insider" is quite a fitting name, hehe.
New Straits Times
Friday, May 7, 2010
‘Let doctors see sultan’ (Raja Perempuan of Kelantan risks legal action if she refuses, says A-G)
By Sean Augustin and Shuhada Elis
KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has requested Raja Perempuan of Kelantan Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid to allow a panel of doctors to check the condition of the sultan of Kelantan.
He said Tengku Anis had until “sometime this week”to comply with the request, which was made last month, or risk legal action. Gani, however, was quick to point out that the request had nothing to do with the events in the past few days.
He did not specify in detail the legal action which could be taken but said it was possible as it was practised in other countries such as Britain.
Gani said the request was made as there was concern about Sultan Ismail Petra’s condition. “I was there to give my advice on what should be done.
“There has to be a proper medical examination and treatment of the sultan, whether it is done in the country or overseas.
“Government doctors will have to give their recommendations if the sultan is to be treated overseas.There are proper procedures which need to be followed.”
There is already a 10-member panel of doctors for Tuanku Ismail Petra. Six were appointed by the state government while the other four were named by the Health Ministry on behalf of the Federal Government.
In a separate development, the lawyers claiming to represent Sultan Ismail Petra and Tengku Anis said they would find a way to meet their clients.
On Wednesday,lawyers Datuk Mohd Haaziq Pillay and Gobind Singh Deo were refused entry by police to Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian where Sultan Ismail Petra is being warded.
“We will find a way around it. It is just a matter of time,” Haaziq said.