Police detain maker of gold coins with Pahang Sultan’s image

KUANTAN (Bernama) – A businessman, with the title Datuk Seri, has been detained by the police for allegedly using the image of the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah and the Pahang Regent Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to make gold coins without permission in a raid at Batu Caves, Selangor, on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old businessman was arrested at 7.15pm following a report from Istana Abdul Aziz on the making and selling of the gold coins with the image of the two rulers on December 28 last year.

Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department Head Superintendant Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said following the report, police conducted an investigation and found that two businessmen, with the title Datuk Seri and Datuk respectively, were involved.

“Acting on information, police raided a house, believed to belong to a friend of the suspect who is believed also involved, at 10.30am on Tuesday, but he was not home.

“The suspect, with the Datuk title, is on holiday abroad with his family since December 23 last year and checks found that he has not returned to Malaysia,” he said in a statement yesterday.

However, he said, the police managed to track down the other suspect, with the Datuk Seri title, at a food shop and arrested him yesterday.