KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Jan 2009: A hotel worker was sentenced to 14 months’ jail and one stroke of the rotan by the Magistrate’s Court here today for impersonating a Kelantan prince last year.
Nik Mohd Rahimi Nik Mustafa, 29, pleaded guilty to committing the offence at Global Work, 2nd floor, Wisma Central here between 16 and 19 Dec.
Magistrate Haffiza Sauni ordered the sentence to run from his date of arrest on 21 Dec last year.
The court was told that he had deceived an executive, Zahrina Mohd Saad, into believing that he was a son of the Sultan of Kelantan to get 11 agreements with local artistes and a proposal for a birthday dinner for the sultan’s daughter, Tengku Amalin Aishah.
The offence carries a maximum 10 years’ jail and whipping with liability of a fine.
Nik Mohd Rahimi was represented by counsel S Srikumar while Chief Insp R Rukumar appeared for the prosecution. — Bernama