The Star also front-paged the news, and its EIC blogged about it here.
Only RM50 million. I'd heard earlier of the multi-million ringgit demands made by one royalty family against another but didn't want to post it. Pooh-poohed it, in fact. But now that Dara Naquiah has owned up to having sent a letter of demand seeking RM50 million in compensation* from the Tengku Mahkota Johor, I'm thinking that maybe I should have taken what I'd heard earlier more seriously.
The Negri Sembilan royalty's beef is with the police, actually. The "victim" told a press conference today that the cops were sitting on the case. What I've heard was that there was no case. But I'll let the cops say that.
Washing dirty linen in public (and in Ramadan, too) isn't going to help spruce up anyone's image, least of all the royalty's. Why can't these people just shake hands, grow up and move on? It's Hari Raya, sama-samalah bermaaf-maafan.
* from Malaysiakini:
(Dara Naquiah) also denied rumours that she had demanded RM100 million from the Johor royal house as compensation.
"I said (to the Johor royals) my son is priceless. Even RM100 million would not suffice," she said.
However, Dara Naquiah said a letter of demand has been sent to Ismail's lawyers for RM50 million in compensation for damages and an apology.