Manohara Will Not Return to Malaysia Despite Court Order, Daisy Declares

The mother of Manohara Odelia Pinot has said her daughter will not be returning to her royal Malaysian husband, affirming that she will not comply with an Islamic court ruling ordering Manohara’s return because she fears for her daughter’s safety. “We are disappointed with the court order, which we consider is unfair to our family,” Daisy Fajarina told The Malay Mail on Monday, further declaring, “we will not pay the so-called 1.1 million ringgit [$320,000] debt.” The Shariah High Court in Malaysia’s northern Kelantan state ruled on Sunday, after not being presented with any evidence, that Manohara was compelled to be “loyal” and return to her husband, Kelantan prince Tengku Temenggong Muhammad Fakhry, by Jan. 17. If she refused, she would be deprived of all privileges from her husband. The court also ordered Manohara to pay back 1.1 million ringgit owed to Fakhry. Daisy said that Manohara feared for her safety. “I, as the mother, am afraid too for her to return to Malaysia,” she said. Daisy said that both she and Manohara were prepared to face the consequences of ignoring the court order. Fakhry told The Malay Mail on Monday that he was confident Manohara would return to him. “I am confident that as a Muslim she will observe the order to be loyal,” he said. “My conscience is clear and I am glad that the cases in the Shariah and civil courts have come to a quick end.” Fakhry also won a defamation suit last month claiming Manohara and her mother had defamed him by claiming he had sexually abused her. In May, Manohara, who was 17 years old at the time, ran away from her 31-year-old husband while in Singapore. She returned to her family in Indonesia with accusations of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of the prince.

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