Selangor Crown Prince Not Involved in ‘Teh Tarik’ Session

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Use of Tengku Amir’s photo in flyer was without his consent.

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The Selangor Royal Office has denied the involvement of Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah in a programme organised by Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Adam in Malacca tomorrow.

Tengku Amir’s private secretary Saidatul Asyikin Muhammad Johar said in a statement that the prince had never agreed to join the ‘Santai Teh Tarik’ event that purportedly also involves three other princes, including Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Pahang Crown Prince Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim.

“Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah is not involved in the ‘Santai Teh Tarik’ event as published in a poster that has since gone viral,” Saidatul said.

She said the use of the crown prince’s photograph was without the consent of the palace.

She expressed regret that the image of Tengku Amir was misused for political purposes.

“The public is advised against believing in fake news that is created to cause confusion and is made solely without the approval from the palace,” she added.

Lokman yesterday announced the session on social media, inviting the public to join the event, stating that they could take “seflies” with the princes.

However, a few hours later Lokman said the event may not happen due to several “phone calls”.

“I only wanted to have tea with four crown princes at Mahkota Parade on Monday, but they’re already getting all kinds of phone calls.”

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“Looks like the people’s wish to have tea with their crown princes may not happen,” he said in a circulated WhatsApp message.

Earlier report: Apr 28, Lokman Adam Claims Getting Heat After Announcing Royal Quartet ‘Teh Tarik’ Session