Manohara Odelia Pinot with her lawyer, Hotman Paris Hutapea, after being questioned by the National Police in Jakarta. (Photo: Farouk Arnaz, JG)
Manohara Names 8 In Police Complaint
The Manohara show continued on Tuesday, with the Indonesian-American model pressing charges against her Malaysian prince husband, Tengku Temenggong Muhammad Fakhrya, albeit in the wrong country.
Accompanied by her flamboyant celebrity lawyer, Hotman Paris Hutapea, Manohara Odelia Pinot filed a criminal complaint with the National Police, accusing her husband of kidnapping, physical abuse and rape.
She also named seven other members of the Kelantan Palace in her complaint as being involved in her kidnapping: Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra and his wife Tengku Anis Binti Tengku Abdul Hamid; Capt. Zakaria Saleh, the pilot allegedly involved in the kidnapping during a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia; bodyguard Azhari; a relative of the sultan, Muhammad Sobri, and his wife; and another relative identified as Ichsan.
Hutapea said that each of the persons listed in the criminal complaint could be jailed for up to 70 years under Indonesian law if found guilty of the alleged offenses. He claimed that Indonesian law applied to all of those reported to the police, but he did not respond when asked by the Jakarta Globe why he did not also file a report with the Malaysian police.
Indonesia has an extradition treaty with Malaysia but the treaty does not cover offenses committed in the neighboring country. Any offense alleged to have occurred on Malaysian soil must be tried in that country.
Speaking at a press conference after a four-hour interview with police on the substance of her allegations, Manohara told journalists that she had told her story “from the start.”
Asked what evidence he had to back up the allegations, Hutapea said, “The evidence is Manohara’s body. Her body will show how she was treated.”
On Monday night during a similar press conference, Manohara showed journalists a photo on her mobile phone, claiming it was of cuts across her upper chest, allegedly inflicted by her husband.
After the questioning on Tuesday, the young model, who was accompanied by her mother Daisy Fajarina and Hutapea, went to Cipto Mangukusumo General Hospital in Central Jakarta to undergo forensic tests.
Manohara, who was 16 when she married the prince last year, made a dramatic escape from her husband during a visit to Singapore on May 31, involving Singaporean police and Indonesian and US diplomats.
Manohara has said that her marriage to the prince was rocky from the beginning. In October 2008, she returned to Indonesia, citing abuse, but was reportedly kidnapped by her husband during a minor hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Daisy has said that her daughter was kidnapped by the prince’s family when both families were in Saudi Arabia in February. As the two families were preparing to return to Malaysia, the prince, his family and Manohara boarded the private jet and it took off, leaving Manohara’s mother and sister standing on the tarmac.
After the incident, Manohara’s family was unable to enter Malaysia to see her.
AK : You let her go, see what happen? You let your temper go, now u in trouble!