Malaysian personality Wak Doyok apologises to Johor prince over custom ring
He had apparently ordered a custom-made ring bearing the crest of the royal family, which is against the law.
Malaysian entertainment personality Wak Doyok has had to apologise to Johor prince Tunku Idris and the state's royal family after being called out on Instagram for ordering a custom ring bearing the royal crest.
Tunku Idris posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday (Apr 28) a screenshot of a post from jewellery store Caroz, which stated that it was ready to ship the signet ring to Wak Doyok.
The prince posted: “@wakdoyok care to explain? This is against the law. Goodluck @carozofficial.”
Wak Doyok, whose real name is Mohd Azwan Md Nor, posted an apology on his Instagram account on Wednesday. He wrote: “I’ve truly realised that my mistakes were due to my ignorance of the royal protocol. I am truly sorry for accidentally crossing the line and I promise not to repeat the same mistakes again.”
He also apologised to the people of Johor for his mistake.
The prince replied to Wak Doyok’s apology post with a simple thumb’s up emoji.
The jewellery store has also since deleted the post.
According to information on the Johor state website, any individual caught misusing the royal crest, titles or awards without the written consent from the Sultan of Johor can be prosecuted and charged with a fine of at least RM250,000 (S$81,000) and not more than RM500,000, or sentenced to a minimum imprisonment of at least one year.
Wak Doyok is an actor who started out as a fashion personality on social media. He has 1.9 million followers on Instagram.