Published: Tuesday October 23, 2012 MYT 11:08:00 PM
13 who impersonate Kedah royal family members nabbed
GEORGE TOWN: Thirteen men were detained by the police on suspicion of impersonating the Kedah royal family members at a hotel at Jalan Penang here.
Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the suspects, aged between 38 and 61, were detained about 3pm at a ceremony to appoint members of the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islamiah Malaysia Diraja where they were guests-of-honour.
He said the function, scheduled from 3pm to 5pm at the hotel, was attended by about 120 guests, comprising individuals involved with the management of entertainment outlets in the state.
Following the raid which was based on public information, police seized a BMW car, documents and sashes, which the suspects claimed belonged to them. - Bernama