A businessman, with the title ‘Datuk Seri’ is in remand for two days to facilitate police investigations for allegedly producing gold coins with the image of the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah and the Pahang Regent Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, without permission.
The remand order was issued by magistrate Humaira KM Haider.
The 30-year-old businessman, who is from Petaling Jaya, was arrested at 7.15pm yesterday, following a report from Istana Abdul Aziz on the production and selling of the gold coins.
Following his arrest, the police seized two gold coins with an image of the Pahang Sultan and the coat of arms of Pahang.
The police are looking for his accomplice, who has the title ‘Datuk’, to assist investigations.
Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department head Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the suspect with the ‘Datuk’ title has been on holiday abroad with his family since last Dec 23 and checks found that he has not returned to Malaysia.
Following the arrest of the ‘Datuk Seri’, police seized a catalogue on the gold coins – one on the gold coin with the image of the Pahang Sultan and the coat of arms of Pahang, and another, with the image of the Pahang Regent and the coat of arms of Pahang.
“The suspect claimed that only two gold coins were made and the coins were to be handed to a middleman to be brought before the Pahang Regent for his consent,” Wazir said.
He added that the coins cost RM8,000 each, but were believed to be sold by the suspect for RM18,888 each.