Malaysian Court Orders Manohara to Return to Prince

Manohara Odelia Pinot, the estranged teenage model wife of a Malaysian prince, was ordered by an Islamic court on Sunday to return to her marriage and repay a debt, his lawyer said. Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar said the northern Kelantan state Islamic High Court ordered Manohara Odelio Pinot to be “loyal” by returning to her husband, Kelantan prince Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, and returning a 1.1 million ringgit ($326,518) debt. “The court ordered Manohara to be loyal to her husband by returning to him to resolve their marriage problems within 14 days of an oath which the prince will take on Jan. 3,” the prince’s lawyer, Zainul, said. “The prince is delighted with the outcome and hopes that Manohara will follow the court’s order and return,” he added. “If Manohara does not return to the prince within the stipulated time that will mean she can be declared ‘disloyal’ which means the prince would not be obliged to pay her any maintenance,” Zainul said. “It also means that should the marriage end in divorce in the future, she will not get any compensation as the divorce would have been caused by her disloyalty.” He said Manohara was not represented at the Islamic religious court after her Malaysian lawyer quit last month. In November, Tengku Fakhry won a defamation suit claiming Manohara and her mother had defamed him by claiming he had sexually abused the 17-year-old. In May, the US-Indonesian model slipped away from the prince’s guards at a Singapore hotel and returned to her family in Indonesia with tales of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of the 31-year-old prince.

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