The unruly behavior of a Palace's servant meet its end when he were detained by the police last week. Since 2010, the servant had stole the Istana Alam Shah gold collections worth of RM200,000. The 47 year-old servant were detained after His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah realized that one of the palace's gold collection which were a gift from Chinese citizen of Selangor to his late father and grandfather since 1950s has disappear. The lost items were 17 gold scissors and key which was a gift to the late Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah and a replica of golden crab which was a gift to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah by the people of Pulau Ketam (Crab Island).
According to the Palace Grand Chamberlain, Datuk Zakaria Abdul Rahman, the current Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is a conscientious person and treasured the royal collection as he is also the one who arrange the place of the collections. The Sultan was shocked when he found out that the numbers of the scissors has depleted and the golden crab replica was also gone on March 2, 2012. A police report was lodged on March 12, 2012. Soon after the police report, several individuals were questioned, and in a short period suspects has been arrested and the case had been solved.
According to police, the suspect admitted stealing the items one at a time since 2010 before being sold and it is understood to have been melted down. The police only found half of the scissors at the suspect's house and a receipt of the goods sold at about RM70,000. Other items possibly have been melted down and difficult to trace. The Sultan nevertheless appraised the police for solving the case in a short time.
Latest update :: The Royal Thief named Mohd Ghazali Zainal, 47, was sentenced to imprisonment for 5 years by Klang Magistrate Court. (Personally I think his punishment are not fit with the crime he has committed.)