Sultan Ahmad Shah is not a man without compassion. His late father Sultan Sir Abu Bakar was much respected and loved by the people of Pahang. Amongst many of his subjects, so is Sultan Ahmad Shah. Unfailingly he will make his way to villages that are flooded during the monsoon months bearing food and other essentials for those ravaged by the floods. It is in his nature to engage his subjects in conversation to inquire about their well beings and problems of his subjects, if any.
That is why, for those who know him personally, many are perplexed why Tuanku has not publicly and officially acknowledge Carla as his daughter. They met in London many many years ago and there have been "contact" between them since then. Tuanku have provided for some of their financial needs, there have been "negotiations" to resolve issues, promises made but not kept and to date, there are still issues unresolved. Time is not on Tuanku's side and with Carla's recent marriage, surely the thought of grandchildren must cross Tuanku's mind. What will Tuanku do to ensure that his legacy and that of the Royal House of Pahang, will endure nobly where ever it may be?
|Sultan Ahmad Shah and Carla in London.|