Datuk Seri Muhammad Ridhwan represented Malaysia at Sulu Sultan coronation
01 Apr 2013 05:07pm
GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Seri Muhammad Ridhwan Sulaiman, who has been detained under SOSMA for investigations into his alleged financial links with the Sulu Sultanate, had represented Malaysia at the coronation of Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram 0n September 15-16 last year.
In a FaceBook page called ‘Sultan Sulu with Dato’ Seri Ridhwan’ there are numerous photos of him at the event including a visit to a grave of a previous Sultan.
A document on the coronation posted on the FB page had stated that “Malaysia witness (sic) by Dato Seri Ayahanda Muhammad Ridhwan bin Sulaiman, President of the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Al-Ehsan Islamiah Malaysia.”
Muhammad Ridhwan had told reporters at Ampang police station today before he was detained under SOSMA that he provided financial assistance to the Sulu Sultan, Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram, in Jolo, Southern Philippines, whom he met on 15 and 16 Sept last year.
He however denied that Jamalul Kiram, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the armed intrusion, is the Sulu Sultan.
“I don’t know Jamalul Kiram,” he added.
He had told Harian Metro last night that he had given financial aid to an heir of the Sulu Sultanate, but not directly to Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.
He said he had given the money to Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram and it was in the spirit of Islamic brotherhood and had nothing to do with the Lahad Datu intrusion.
The financial aid had been given from time to time from a long while ago, he said.