Malaysia

Ex-beauty queen Oksana denies Kelantan sultan has divorced her

Former Miss Moscow Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko. (Instagram pic)

PETALING JAYA: Former Miss Moscow Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko has denied she had been divorced by her husband and Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V.

Her denial comes after a copy of a divorce certificate went viral on social media.

According to Malaysiakini, Oksana said that she was not in Singapore last month when the ”talak” (proclamation of divorce) was pronounced.

“Personally, I have never heard any ‘talak’ announced against me.

“I am in Russia with my son. We never stopped in Singapore in June to divorce,” she was reported as saying.

“I love my husband and believe that he cares for me and our child deeply. I want to be the last woman in his life.”

The Kelantan palace had previously issued a statement stating that titles such as Raja Permaisuri Kelantan, Raja Perempuan Kelantan, Sultanah Kelantan or Queen of Kelantan could not be used by anyone unless bestowed officially.

The palace also said Sultan Muhammad V’s brother, Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra, is the rightful crown prince.

Oksana had said on Instagram that her son, Ismail Leon, is the state’s crown prince.

The Singapura Shariah Court, in a statement to mediacorp.sg yesterday, said it had no records showing any such divorce in the republic.

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