If you read the newspapers today, I’m sure that you won’t miss the front page photos showing the ailing Sultan of Kelantan looking very feeble and obviously a victim of stroke affecting his physique especially His Majesty’s hands.
The reality that His Royal Highness is no longer fit to carry out his role as the Sultan of Kelantan is so clear that only those who have vested agendas and conceited plans will continue to insist that the now ailing Sultan can still perform his royal duties as the Ruler of Kelantan Darul Naim.
From what we have all been exposed to, there is a power struggle between the Regent of Kelantan Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra who is now the Acting Sultan and his younger brother Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra Sultan Ismail Petra as to who should succeed the Sultan of Kelantan if His Majesty becomes totally incapacitated as he is now seen to have become?
His Royal Highness Acting Sultan Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra is a regent known to be free from any scandals and is highly respected by his subjects as well as the ruling Kelantan PAS State Government.
His Highness enjoys the respect and total support from Kelantan Menteri Besar Dato Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who is also PAS’s Spiritual Leader and is known to be a very religious royal. His Royal Highness Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra has shown himself to be a very capable leader of the Sultanate of Kelantan and deserves to ascend the throne now in order to be in full command of his state.
The Sultan of Kelantan deserves to be treated with decorum as a ruler who has done his best for his state and now ought to be retired and taken care of for the rest of his life by the state. It is in the best interests of both the state and the people of Kelantan that their state be now ruled by a royal heir such as His Royal Highness Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra.
The Malay Rulers Council ought to call for a special meeting and solve this Sultan of Kelantan royal tug of war between the Acting Sultan and his younger brother Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra Sultan Ismail Petra who has been embroiled in several court cases involving his estranged wife, the Indonesian model Manohara Odelia Pinot who continues to defy the court ruling ordering her to return to him.
From what I have come to learn from reliable sources, the troubles at the Istana seem to be interconnected with the dictates of Her Royal Highness Tengku Anis, the Sultanah of Kelantan who is said to interfere with the treatment procedures for the ailing Sultan Ismail Petra, who seems to be caught between the devil and the deep blue sea in this ongoing royal power struggle between the two princes?
There is only one way to solve this debacle.
Acting Sultan of Kelantan HRH Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra deserves to be installed as the new Sultan of Kelantan soon.