Little has changed in the behavior of Malaysia's Sultans in the nearly 200 years since the ethnic Malay writer Abdullah Abdul Kadir derided them for greed, lust and abuses of power which brought misery to their people and ruin to their states. The Sultan of Kelantan has just divorced his Russian wife of a few months, Oksana Voevedina, the former Miss Moscow, who had given birth to their male child only two months before, sending her back as if covered by Amazon’s no-questions-asked return policy. She appears to have had no say in the matter, the divorce being done through the sharia court in Singapore and requiring only that he recite the Arabic word for divorce

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