Malaysia: Crown Prince Converts to Catholicism, Shocks Muslim World

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Kuala Lumpur | The only son and heir of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Tengku Amir Shah, has sent a shockwave throughout the Muslim community worldwide as what People’s magazine has deemed “the real life Romeo and Juliet story of our time”.

The crown prince of the state of Selangor in Malaysia, has relinquished all his possessions and a chance to succeed to the prestigious throne of Selangor to follow his heart and marry Spanish top model and superstar Cristina Gomez, a 16 year old who was propelled to stardom this year when she was noticed on national television in the crowd of a highly anticipated football match.

The Malaysian prince known for his outlandish sex orgies and drug addiction problems, having been through rehab no less than three times in the past 18 months, has promised to change his ways and claims to be a new man.

The prince is known for his party-loving nature

The prince is known for his party-loving nature

In an interview this week with Catholic Digest Weekly, the 21 year old man admitted that his encounter with the supermodel basically saved his life. “I was living in a lustful, superficial world, where money and power brought me all the goods of the world: women, cars and drugs. But Cristina changed all that”.  Cristina Gomez who is of catholic faith, asked prince Tengku to convert to Catholicism, as to make their union legal before God and help him achieve righteousness in his life.

The baptism of the former follower of Islam at Santa Maria Cathedral this week in Braga, Portugal, has brought much criticism on the former heir to the Selangor throne by the world muslim community at large.  “This is not a spare of the moment thing. If people cannot accept the choices I’ve made and the new person I have become, then that’s too bad for them” declared the ex-prince in the same interview. “Me and Cristina are happy and that is all that counts” he commented.  The lovers are to be wed this month in San Marco Cathedral in romantic Venice and have not revealed where they are to spend their honeymoon. “That is our little secret” revealed Cristina on a hit Spanish tv talk show this week.

15 Comments on "Malaysia: Crown Prince Converts to Catholicism, Shocks Muslim World"

  1. Chan Joon Yee | July 26, 2014 at 12:27 am | Reply

    The moralists are at it again. Were you ever born a prince? How can you be sure that you won’t behave the same way or be even worse? Even the Buddha himself went through a stage of indulgence before seeing that his life was meaningless at the age of 30!

    At 21, this prince is doing very well.

  2. one up for the catholic faith.. one down to the muslim world means a great loss….

  3. To god be the glory great thing he hath done!. He make a perfect choice… at least he humble himself in the eyes of god. yet some Make their godly rule on earth by trying to make judgement on others. Remember you are not god to implement your worldly rule and claim it as god rule.

  4. brave man , risk taker and exit his comfort zone. well , i guess many issue will occur . hope that ppl willtake it easy.

  5. Changing your religion doesn’t bring you a good man you silly kid. U need to stay away from your father & prince status, make your own living. If your super model girlfriend still want you then she shows her respect to so called her religion. U will also gain respect from the rest of the people not because of prince. GROW UP U KID. nothing to do with religion. It is just an excuse to being spoiled.

    • YouNeverReadTheArticleProperly | July 27, 2014 at 5:46 am |

      Its good to read the entire article before casting any judgements on anyone, oh perfect one.

      “The crown prince of the state of Selangor in Malaysia, has relinquished all his possessions and a chance to succeed to the prestigious throne of Selangor”

      Spoilt, yes! But he is giving up an insane amount of money that some of us are unable to comprehend. That takes a lot of guts and amazing resolve.

      Its a nice piece, hopes he changes for the better. I’m all for second chances, lets just hope he uses it well.

    • Ed M of Ct.-USA | July 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm |

      St Augustine of Hippo-NA had two separate live in concubines and had an out of wedlock child(Who also became a clergyman). Then he became a model Catholic Bishop and Saint. Love and marriage to a lovely Spanish model may set the crown prince on the path to a decent married and Catholic life. Religion has everything to do with this fellow and the story.

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